Images

  • Left - Right: Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist, Dennis Golding and James Voller of Collide Public Art Initiative. Images courtesy the artists

  • St David Ave Park, Artist impression of redevelopment, courtesy Tract Consultants

Council has a number of evolving public art projects, including street art projects and public art throughout the Northern Beaches and on the Coast Walk.

Keep an eye on this page for our upcoming projects across the Northern Beaches.

Upcoming projects

 

St David Avenue Park, Dee Why public art commission: artists James Voller and Dennis Golding

St David Avenue Park is currently being upgraded. The site was identified in the Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan 2013 and Placemaking + Public Art Dee Why Town Centre 2015, as a location for a significant public artwork. 

James Voller of Collide Public Art Initiative, working in collaboration with Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist, Dennis Golding, have been commissioned to create an ambitious, contemporary public artwork that will integrate into and enhance the St David Ave site. Core to the project will be a dialogue between Dennis Golding and local Aboriginal communities.  In response to ideas and narratives that evolve out of these conversations, Dennis will create a range of topographical designs that will form the basis for this significant public artwork exploring memories of culture and landscape.

The artwork, scheduled to be installed in Spring, aims to enrich the local area and reflect its cultural fabric, and looks at where Dee Why has come from, where it is now, and where it is headed.

A ‘Meet the Artists’ event will be held on Wednesday 7 April 6 – 8pm at Dee Why Library.

Free, but bookings essential.  Register here

 

Aboriginal Art & Storytelling Project

This project aims to acknowledge, respect and share the stories of the Northern Beaches Aboriginal people through a series of public artworks along the Coast Walk.  An Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander artist or artist-led team will be commissioned for this project, the foundational project of the Coast Walk.

Three local Aboriginal Cultural Advisors are providing advice and feedback to the Public Art Selection Panel on this project.

This project is currently in procurement.

Robert Dunn Reserve, South Mona Vale Headland

This project presents an opportunity for an integrated artwork, responding to the particulars of this site and landscape, and was open to members of the Northern Beaches Public Art Artist Panel.

This project is currently in procurement.

McKillop Park, Freshwater

This project is a major open commission for the Coast Walk. This will be a landmark artwork, which will respond to the site’s natural landscape, environmental conditions and local history.

This project will open to Australian and international artists for Expressions of Interest in April 2021.

Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club

An opportunity for a member of the Northern Beaches Public Art Artist Panel to create an embedded public artwork in the public area adjacent to the new Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club.

Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club

An opportunity for a member of the Northern Beaches Public Art Artist Panel to create an embedded public artwork in the public area adjacent to the new Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club.