North Bondi Kids Pool (Wally Weekes) Artwork

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Council is calling for community feedback on the shortlisted designs for a new public artwork to be located on the wall overlooking the kids pool at North Bondi.

Background

In the late 1980s, several local artists installed a community-made mosaic artwork on the western face of the stormwater culvert overlooking the kids pool at North Bondi. By 2018, large sections of the mosaic were beginning to fail due to underlying concrete cancer in the culvert wall. Council examined many avenues to retain the beloved mosaic, however, due to concrete cancer it had come to the end of its natural life. The North Bondi culvert was rebuilt over the winter of 2019 and a temporary mural artwork was commissioned on the wall. Council then sought Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified artists, designers or architects to create a new permanent public artwork on the wall overlooking the Wally Weekes kids pool at North Bondi.

Shortlisted designs

From this expression of interest, three artworks were selected to be developed into detailed concept designs. These artists and their portfolios are:

All designs are required to meet the objectives for public art, as outlined in Council's Public Art Policy. This process has been subject to strict Council transparency requirements.

Have your say

Let us know your preferred design and any comments to assist us in determining which is the most suitable artwork for the location.

The consultation period will close on Monday 26 April 2021.

Council is calling for community feedback on the shortlisted designs for a new public artwork to be located on the wall overlooking the kids pool at North Bondi.

Background

In the late 1980s, several local artists installed a community-made mosaic artwork on the western face of the stormwater culvert overlooking the kids pool at North Bondi. By 2018, large sections of the mosaic were beginning to fail due to underlying concrete cancer in the culvert wall. Council examined many avenues to retain the beloved mosaic, however, due to concrete cancer it had come to the end of its natural life. The North Bondi culvert was rebuilt over the winter of 2019 and a temporary mural artwork was commissioned on the wall. Council then sought Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified artists, designers or architects to create a new permanent public artwork on the wall overlooking the Wally Weekes kids pool at North Bondi.

Shortlisted designs

From this expression of interest, three artworks were selected to be developed into detailed concept designs. These artists and their portfolios are:

All designs are required to meet the objectives for public art, as outlined in Council's Public Art Policy. This process has been subject to strict Council transparency requirements.

Have your say

Let us know your preferred design and any comments to assist us in determining which is the most suitable artwork for the location.

The consultation period will close on Monday 26 April 2021.