Public Art

Our city and our stories are celebrated and commemorated through public artworks across Mandurah.

Our stories are at the heart of our city.

Through an 'open gallery' of 60+ commissioned public artworks, temporary and permanent, we recognise the stories that are unique to our city. Many works are discreet and await discovery by a sharp set of eyes whilst those of a larger scale can activate a view.

They connect us to this place, and each other, and reflect who we are and what is important to us. For instance, Yaburgurt Winjan was a significant figure in the Bindjareb Noongar community, known by settlers as George Winjan. To commemorate the centenary of Yaburgurt's passing, our community and the City, supported with a Royalties for Regions grant, commissioned the stunning spherical artwork, which represents the six Noongar seasons, from Peter Farmer and Little Rhino Designs. The artwork has pride of place in front of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and sits opposite Winjan's Camp in Halls Head.

To learn more about Yaburgurt, or to order educational resources related to the project, visit the Our Knowledge Our Land website at https://www.ourknowledgeourland.com.au/


Latest commissioned work

 

In 2020, a major public artwork, The Meeting Place, will be installed on the Western Foreshore as part of the waterfront redevelopment. The work, created by Western Australian artists led by Chris Nixon and Tom Lucey, will feature a helix shaped sculpture representing a water drop, and sound and light elements referencing Mandurah's marine environment. Timbers from the old Mandurah Traffic Bridge will be incorporated into the design.

Image credit: Russell Ord Photography and Visit Mandurah

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