Gilmore Park Public Art Project

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one for a while!

I completed the artwork for this project nearly a year ago to the day, and thanks to Covid, there were delays and holds up with the construction and installation, but as of today, it is installed and officially open. A permanent public artwork for Wollongong City Council in Gilmore Park, Wollongong, covering their new accessible amenities block.

With this work, I wanted to explore place and placemaking, drawing inspiration from the native plants of the Illawarra area as a way of connecting our built environment to our natural surroundings.

After the devasting impacts of the bushfires, I wanted a way of reclaiming our bush landscape and focusing on the benefits that can come from bushfires for our native plants for their regrowth and rejuvenation. 

It was a pleasure to work with and be selected by Wollongong City Council for this project.
Photos courtesy of WCC.

You can read Wollongong City Council’s Gilmore Park Media Release here.