Recent Public Art in Kogarah
One of the key goals of Kogarah’s Cultural Plan is to develop and promote a range of sustainable arts and cultural activities and events that celebrate our City's identity, and encourage people to come together in a positive way. One aspect of this is our Public Art Policy which provides a framework for Council to develop and support public art in our local area.
Read our Public Art Policy for more information.
'Meaning' - Kogarah Town Centre
Inspired by Kogarah's Aboriginal name meaning 'Place of Reeds' the newest piece of public art in Kogarah is a towering four metre high stainless steel structure, installed in the Kogarah Town Centre water feature in August 2013. Water runs down the seven individual elements and the highest points glitter as they reflect the sun and surrounding trees and architecture.
The sculpture completes the recent revitalisation and upgrade of the Kogarah Town Centre. This includes the new station forecourt, water feature and fresh update of the main shopping complex.
'Meaning' - By Sculptor Col Henry
Two other recent artworks by sculptor Col Henry integrate public art into Kogarah’s community spaces.
|Life's Cycle||Place of Reeds|
Life’s Cycle, Hogben Park
The stainless steel spherical sculpture features attached, engraved images that are developed from sketches by local young people. Col Henry worked in collaboration with students from St George Girl’s High School and Kogarah High School, Kogarah City Council’s Youth Advisory Committee and Council to develop this artwork.
This sculpture was officially opened in Youth Week, April 2012, and is part of a larger Hogben Park redevelopment. In 2010, Hogben Park was dedicated as a local youth recreation precinct that will feature a basketball court and plaza.
Place of Reeds, Carss Park
The 3.3 metre high ‘reeds’ in this sculpture are constructed from steel that has been left to patina naturally, in keeping with the colours of the garden, stones, garden edgings, and the natural colours used in the community centre and eco-shed.
The Carss Park Community Garden has been used by many residents since it opened in August 2007. It shares space with Council’s highly accredited long daycare centre, and the Carss Park Community Centre.
To enable community members to participate in the creative process of developing these artworks, Col Henry worked in collaboration with local community gardeners to create the engraved stepping stones. The images on the stepping stones are also hanging inside the eco-shed.
Public Art in Kogarah
Be surprised! You probably walk past some of Kogarah’s Public Art everyday.
These artworks are on public as well as private land across the Kogarah local government area.
- Bruce Lee statue, Kogarah Town Square
- Carss Park Shopping Centre wall mural, Carss Park
- Footpath wave patterns, Allawah
- History of Carlton/history of St George Dragons plinth, Carlton
- Legends Walk – Jubilee Oval, Kogarah
- Railway pedestrian subway mural, Kogarah
- St George motif mosaic pavers, Carlton
- Tin Tin art works by Duke Alameida: Wall panels at Council Chambers entrance and Town Square lifts, Kogarah
- Shop wall mural – Rowe Street, Connells Point
- Wall mural – Post Office Lane, Kogarah
- Water feature and sandstone blocks, Kogarah Town Centre
- Wall mural – St George Medical Practice Princes Highway, Kogarah
- Design wall – Woniora Gardens park, Woniora
- Centenary of Federation mural – Civic Square, Kogarah
- Jimi Hendrix wall mural – shop Kogarah
- Toilet block mural – Oatley Park