Public Art

Kingborough Council continues to contribute to the cultural and creative life of the Kingborough community by connecting arts groups, audiences and funding bodies together.

By providing venues and locations for events, exhibitions, performances and workshops Council is supporting a vibrant network within the Kingborough community.

Kingborough’s Public Art Collection is one method of supporting artists and promoting opportunities for the inclusion of art in place making around Kingborough.

Over the past decade, Kingborough Council has progressively acquired artworks from various initiatives into the Kingborough Public Art Collection.

Kingston Park Public Art

Name of ArtistName of Art PieceArt PieceWhere Located
Agency of Sculpture (Benjamin Gilbert)Sea UrchinKingston Park Playground (near front entrance)
Agency of Sculpture (Benjamin Gilbert)Flying FoxKingston Park (near basketball courts)
Rhi Headley (aka Rhi Bloom)Welcome WallKingston Park, Basketball Courts

Kingborough Public Art Pieces (KIN Sculpture Trail)

Name of ArtistName of Art PieceArt PieceWhere LocatedDid you know?
Ben BeamsSquallCurrently installed at the Art Farm Birchs Bay
Dan TuckerSundial Kingborough Civic Centre atrium
Mike Limb
Cello

Kingborough Community Hub (cnr Pardalote Pde / Goshawk Way)Mike Limb is a performing arts graduate and a qualified sheet metal tradesman and has worked in different areas of metal fabrication and the media.
He has combined his metalcraft skills with his creative background to make award-winning sculptures.
Pirjo Julola Weather GirlThe Kingborough Sports Centre (internal gym)
Shane SurisTin TunaIntended installation location: Silverwater Park, Woodbridge
Simon PankhurstJoin Me for a DrinkFront of Civic Centre, Kingston
Urike HoraBiotic Forms Currently installed at Art Farm Birchs Bay as part of the current (2021) Sculpture Trail
Dean ChatwinSeed (2014)
Currently installed at Blackmans Bay foreshoreTragopogon porrifolius – otherwise known as common salsify, goatsbeard, Jerusalem star, John-go-to-bed-at-noon, Joseph's flower, or oyster plant – is a ‘blow-in’ that grows unintentionally in my home’s front yard. Here I can study and reflect on its attractive purple flowers and arresting seed head that resembles that of a giant dandelion. Inspired by the forms of the individual seeds, their fragility and elegant umbrella-like shape, I scale them to enormous proportions to create other-worldly forms.