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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.

Currently we display over 30 public artworks. 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 our cultural assets, including the continued growth of our Public Art Collection.

Artworks

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

Aboriginal mural

Aboriginal muralLocation: Under The Lookout, Rockingham Foreshore

Artists: Justin Martin, Biara Martin and Cheryl Martin

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

Artist: 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

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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

Offerings

OfferingsLocation: Pedlar Circuit, Rockingham

Artist: Gary Aitken

Polyphaus

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

Rockingham Foreshore Public Art Map

We invite you to explore the Rockingham Foreshore and discover artworks from local and interstate artists. Download a copy of the Rockingham Foreshore Public Art Map below.

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