Wollongong Council is installing a new public artwork Coalcliff along the Grand Pacific Walk and they need your help to complete it.
Artist Col Henry has been commissioned to create a marine grade, stainless steel sculpture to go on the observation deck between Coalcliff and Stanwell Park.
The name of the proposed artwork is ‘Reflect’ and the artist is inviting the community to participate by submitting small drawings and meaningful words to be incorporated into the design.
Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM says the artwork presents an opportunity for residents and visitors to leave their mark on the landscape. “A key part of this sculpture is community engagement,” he says. “We’re asking community members to submit drawings and words or phrases that have a connection to the site and environment.
“Throughout the design process, artist Col Henry will speak directly with community groups, individuals and local primary schools to encourage the local community to be involved and contribute to the artwork.
“We know this is a much-loved part of our beautiful city and this is an opportunity for everyone in our community to share their connection to this space.”
The artist and artwork concept was selected by Council and a member of the Public Art Advisory Panel from a total of 25 artist applications. Installation of the sculpture is scheduled to be completed by May 2021.
“This is something that will remain in place along the Grand Pacific Walk for a long period of time. It’s important that our community feels ownership over the artwork and plays a part in its design and construction.”
To contribute to this project, contact the artist Col Henry on Colhenryart@gmail.com.