Public art

Art Collection Valuation and Audit 

We are seeking a qualified art consultant to actively audit and conduct a valuation of the City’s Art Collection.  The collection consists of approximately 197 moveable works and 120 public art works.

Further details can be found within the Request for Quote document below.

Submissions close 4pm Friday 21 April 2023.

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. Our 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 our cultural development, contributes to urban renewal and design, and helps our tourism industry.

We maintain 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.

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.

An Art Collection Policy has been developed to guide the development and management of our cultural assets, including the continued growth of our Public Art Collection.

Art to Life

The City’s public art has come to life with augmented reality. Interact with, learn from, and connect with public art in an entirely new way.

To interact, simply:

  1. Download the Eyejack app
  2. Scan the QR code at each location.

To download the app, simply click the icons below and follow the prompts.

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It's that easy! Don't forget to snap a photo or a record a video to share with your friends on social media using #RockinghamArt2Life.

Art to Life is at the below locations.

How did you go?

We would love to hear about your experience with Art to Life and invite you to complete a short online survey.

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Where to go to find Art to Life

  • Located on the Esplanade is the Catalpa Memorial which commemorates the escape of six Irish prisoners.

    Artists: Charles and Joan Smith

    To view this activation, simply: The geese of the Catalpa Memorial

    1. Visit the Catalpa Memorial
    2. Download the Eyejack app
    3. Scan the QR code on the pathway
    4. Point your phone up towards the memorial and enjoy the show.


    Catalpa Memorial

    Esplanade Road, Rockingham
  • Located at the Rockingham Arts Centre, you will find a colourful mural on the wall facing the car park.

    Artists: Jacq Chorlton, James Collier and Tanya Collier

    To view this activation, simply: Rockingham Arts Centre Mural

    1. Visit the Rockingham Arts Centre and final the mural
    2. Download the Eyejack app
    3. Scan the QR code on the pathway
    4. Point your phone up towards the mural and watch it come to life.


    Rockingham Arts Centre Mural

    11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Located under The Lookout at the Rockingham Foreshore is the Mooriburdup Mural. This activation can be viewed anywhere at any time. To watch from home and get a behind the scenes look at the mural, use the Eyejack app to scan the QR code.

    Artists: Justin Martin, Biara Martin and Cheryl Martin

    To view this activation in person, simply: Mooriburdup Mural

    1. Go to The Lookout at the Rockingham Foreshore
    2. Download the Eyejack app
    3. Scan the QR code on the pathway
    4. Point your phone up towards the mural and watch it come to life.


    Mooriburdup Mural

    The Lookout, Rockingham Foreshore


Find out more information on the location of some of our public artworks.

Mooriburdup Mural

Aboriginal muralLocation: Under The Lookout, Rockingham Foreshore

Artists: Justin Martin, Biara Martin and Cheryl Martin

Find What Works For You Mural

Find What Works For You MuralArtist: Carol Clitheroe, Neverending Designs

Location: McLarty Hall, McLarty Road, Shoalwater

Hear from the participants, the artist, and an art therapist about the creative process in this short video.


Aqua Jetty Community Art Wall

Aqua Jetty Community Art WallLocation: Aqua Jetty, 87 Warnbro Sound Avenue, Warnbro

Artist: Community

Facilitators: David Giles and Christine Martin

Catalpa Memorial

Catalpa Memorial Public Art PieceLocation: Esplanade (Opposite Samuel Street Carpark), Rockingham

Artists: Charles and Joan Smith

Compass of Discovery

Compass of DiscoveryLocation: City Park, Chalgrove Avenue, Rockingham

Artist: Peter Boylan Knight

Dato Anchor

Dato AnchorLocation: Churchill Park, Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham

Item was recovered and presented to the City by Albert Ottey.

Entry Net

Entry NetLocation: Gary Holland Community Centre, 19 Kent Street, Rockingham

Artist: John Denaro

Founders Memorial Clock Tower

Founders Memorial Clock TowerLocation: Intersection of Kent Street and Patterson Road, Rockingham

Artist: Daryl Jane

Concept Design: John Flower Architect Pty Ltd

Build Contractors: Tbuilt Constructions Pty Ltd

Into the Blue Eagle Ray

Eagle RayLocation: Beach Plaza, Rockingham Foreshore

Artist: Braham Stevens


Artwork Installation

See how Into the Blue was installed.

Lark Hill Sculptural Bollards

Lark Hill Sculptural BollardsLocation: Lark Hill Sportsplex, Warnbro Sound Avenue, Port Kennedy

Artist: Arif and Audrey Satar

Lark Hill Sportsplex Entry Statement

Lark Hill Sportsplex Art Entry StatementLocation: Lark Hill Sportsplex, Warnbro Sound Avenue, Port Kennedy

Artist: Andrew Kay


OfferingsLocation: Pedlar Circuit, Rockingham

Artist: Gary Aitken


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

Artist: John Denaro

Reinforced Peace

Reinforced PeaceLocation: Rockingham Arts Centre, Kent Street, Rockingham

Artist: Greg James

The Wave

The WaveLocation: Village Green, Corner Patterson Road and Flinders Lane, Rockingham

Artist: Andrew Kay

Western Power Entry Statement

Picture of the Western Power Art Entry StatementLocation: Western Power Station, Corner Safety Bay Road and Read Street, Warnbro

Artist: Challenger Institute of Technology Students

Facilitator: John Denaro

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