Two Northern Illawarra artists have been specially selected to collaborate on an exciting new creation to line the shores of Lake Illawarra.
Coledale’s Lizzy Buckmaster-Dove and Robert Nancarrow from Scarborough have been commissioned by Shellharbour Council to create the fifth artwork on the Lake Illawarra Art Trail.
Lizzie says the pair was delighted to have been selected. “We sent through our broad design methodology,” she says, “but before that we did loads of research and pulled out the recurring themes, so have come up with a series of totems as guardians, to be placed at the beginning of the art trail, where the sea becomes a lake.
“We are calling them ‘Ghost Trees for Spirit of Place’.
Council has allocated $25,000 for the artworks, which will sit in Pelican View Reserve near Winding Bridge.
Mayor Marianne Saliba says each piece along the trail highlights the historical and cultural connection the community has with the lake.
“The installation will be made up of seven guardian totems, each with a distinct character that defines an individual aspect of the lake,” she says. “They will be of varying heights and stand up to 4.7 meters tall, peppered with solar powered and LED lighting.”
The pair is now in the middle of a five week design process and has been running community events to gather memories and memorabilia of the lake for use in their artwork.
There’s a lovely article on Lizzy HERE
Photo thanks to Temple and Webster