Get involved in developing public art in the City

The integration of art into the fabric of the City plays an essential role in developing a sense of identity, place and pride in public spaces. Stimulating, innovative and relevant artwork enhances public space, expressing, valuing and giving meaning to Shellharbour’s unique environment, history and culturally diverse society, while also having the potential to create a positive economic impact.

Keep visiting this page to share your ideas and aspirations and your feedback will help us to shape a Public Art Strategy for the City.

What's new

Take a look behind the scenes at the City’s newest public artwork currently being fabricated. Local artist Orlando Norrish has been chosen to create the artwork which will be installed on the roof of the Shellharbour Village Exhibition Space.

The artwork, titled Fluidity, is an abstract sculptural piece which resembles a school of fish which, as it sweeps across the roof of the building, transforms into a flock of birds lifting up into the sky.

Fluidity is a celebration of diversity, movement and change both within the natural world and in modern society. Comprised of steel sheets folded into geometric ‘diamond’ shapes, the artwork stretches approximately 15 metres across the awning of the building.

New mural for Shellharbour

Shellharbour’s latest mural is now complete. Commissioned as part of the Urban Art Program, the latest artwork is situated on the rear of a private residential block on Towns Street, facing onto Shellharbour Road.

Artist Mikey Freedom said the mural aims to “reflect the changing face of the Shellharbour area, while prominently referencing its many beaches & coastal bird life. Overall a painting to promote a positive cultural outlook.”

Have your say

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We are looking at all of the feedback received and how it can inform and shape the future Public Art Strategy.
What are the key factors in successful public art installation?

Choose your top 3

What approaches to public art would you like to see?

Please rank in order of preference, your top 3.

First priority
Second priority
Third priority
Integrated into the built form
Functional artwork - eg. seating, shelters, signage etc
Landmark, iconic
Pedestrian-scale, unexpected
Urban art, murals
Short term installations and interventions
Long term installations and interventions
Interactive and responsive, eg. light, sound and projection
Which places are best suited to Public Art?
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Public art, but where specifically?

Please add markers in the Shellharbour Local Government Area. You can select the category of marker to describe the type of artwork you would like to see in that location. See static image to the right for boundary.

Click the 'i' icon for more information about each category. Click the '?' icon for further help.

7 contributions

Past feedback

Public Art should be.........

1 April, 2019

Banjbop says:

“funny AND awesome”

28 March, 2019

JamieDawson says:

“Surprising. Inspirational. Reflective of place”

26 March, 2019

J says:

“Interactive. Well placed ie, well thought out location. Maintained.”

19 March, 2019

CarolG says:

“Surprising, interactive and not mainstream”

Which of these artworks are your favourites?

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This survey has now closed, but there will be other opportunities to comment on this page. In order to understand your aspirations and what visually appeals to our community, we have randomly selected a broad range of public art images from around the world (the images are indicative only). What are your top 5?
Your remaining points:
1 pts

Colour hexagon tiles

Interactive

  6 Likes (4%)
1 pts

Talking tubes

Interactive

  3 Likes (2%)
1 pts

Bronze ducks

Sculptural & interactive

  19 Likes (12%)
1 pts

Net colourful floating form

Sculptural

  14 Likes (9%)
1 pts

Light sculpture

Sculptural

  17 Likes (10%)
1 pts

Light disc

Interactive

  25 Likes (15%)
1 pts

Mosaic stairs

Interactive

  16 Likes (10%)
0 pts

Reverse graffiti

Temporary

  7 Likes (4%)
1 pts

Solar LED Floor

Temporary

  7 Likes (4%)
1 pts

Floating duck

Temporary

  3 Likes (2%)
1 pts

Water tank mural

Temporary

  9 Likes (6%)
1 pts

Trans Am Totem

Installation

  7 Likes (4%)
1 pts

LA Metro, Suzanne Adelman

Installation

  1 Likes (1%)
1 pts

Fogotten Songs

Installation

  5 Likes (3%)
1 pts

Instersteller

Sculptural

  2 Likes (1%)
1 pts

Between Two Worlds

Temporary

  7 Likes (4%)
1 pts

Dunes

Interactive

  14 Likes (9%)

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