Public art

Public art is an important component of place-making and the creation of both artistic and family-friendly spaces. Public art can create a strong community identity, community pride and sense of place across a variety of cultural settings. The City's public art gives an artistic voice to Rockingham’s history, community and future directions. A strong sense of place, guided by iconic public art, plays an important part in the City’s cultural development, contributes to urban renewal and design and helps the City’s tourism industry.
 
The City of Rockingham maintains a diverse and vibrant program of commissioning and purchasing public art to encourage a sense of civic identity and creative integration with public reserves, parks, buildings, and cultural and arts facilities.
 
Currently the City displays over 30 public art works. By combining a range of statuary, sculpture, community art projects, street art, murals, and temporary installations that are placed in major civic thoroughfares, parks and beachside locations, as well as surprising corners of our City, the City of Rockingham Public Art collection provides a range of viewing experiences across the length and breadth of Rockingham.

A Public Art Policy is being developed to guide the development and management of the City’s cultural assets, including the continued growth of the City’s Public Art Collection.

Aqua Jetty Community Art Wall

Location: Aqua Jetty, 87 Warnbro Sound Avenue, Warnbro

Artist: Community

Facilitators: David Giles and Christine Martin

Aqua Jetty Community Art Wall

Catalpa Memorial

Location: Esplanade (Opposite Samuel Street Carpark), Rockingham

Artist: Charles and Joan Smith

Catapla Memorial

Compass of Discovery

Location: City Park, Chalgrove Avenue, Rockingham

Artist: Peter Boylan Knight

Compass of Discovery

Dato Anchor

Location: Churchill Park, Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham

Item was recovered and presented to the City by Albert Ottey

Dato Anchor

Derbal Nara Totem Poles

Location: Derbal Nara Memorial Gardens, Corner Kent Street and Wanliss Street

Primary Artist: Peter Boylan Knight

Derbal Nara Totem Poles

Entry Net

Location: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham

Artist: John Denaro

Entry Net

Founders Memorial Clock Tower

Location: Corner Kent Street and Patterson Road, Rockingham

Artist: Daryl Jane

Founders Memorial Clock Tower

Lark Hill Sculptural Bollards

Location: Lark Hill Sportsplex, Warnbro Sound Avenue, Port Kennedy

Artist: Arif and Audrey Satar

Lark Hill Sculptural Bollards

Lark Hill Sportsplex Entry Statement

Location: Lark Hill Sportsplex, Warnbro Sound Avenue, Port Kennedy

Artist: Andrew Kay

Lark Hill Sportsplex Entry Statement

Offerings

Location: Pedlar Circuit, Rockingham

Artist: Gary Aitken

Offerings

Polyphaus

Location: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham

Artist: John Denaro

Polyphaus

Reinforced Peace

Location: Rockingham Arts Centre, Kent Street, Rockingham

Artist: Greg James

Reinforced Peace

The Wave

Location: Village Green, Corner Patterson Road and Flinders Lane, Rockingham

Artist: Andrew Kay

The Wave

Western Power Entry Statement

Location: Western Power Station, Corner Safety Bay Road and Read Street, Warnbro

Artist: Challenger Institute of Technology Students

Facilitator: John Denaro

Western Power Entry Statement


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