Mystery Loch Ness monster sculpture in Australia

Friday 4th June 2021

The CFZ has always been about peculiar art projects, as well as the more mainstream research into mystery animals. I was very pleased this morning, therefore, to receive this fascinating news story about a monster statue or sculpture which appeared in a coastal Victoria term at the beginning of lockdown. Well done that man (or woman) whoever they may be.

Who is the mystery artist behind Portland’s Loch Ness monstersculpture?  ABC News

The seaside town of Portland in South West Victoria has been gripped by a mystery — who is behind the sculpture of the Loch Ness monster?
Jonathan Downes
Cryptozoologist, naturalist, musician, singer, composer, poet, novelist and Director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1992. Jon was born in Portsmouth in 1959 and spent his infancy in Nigeria and his childhood in Hong Kong. His wife Corinna died of cancer in 2020, leaving him with two stepdaughters and a six year old granddaughter called Evelyn.