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.
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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.”
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1 April, 2019
“funny AND awesome”
28 March, 2019
“Surprising. Inspirational. Reflective of place”
26 March, 2019
“Interactive. Well placed ie, well thought out location. Maintained.”
19 March, 2019
“Surprising, interactive and not mainstream”