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Art restores the soul and there is no reason why you can’t do this as you exercise the body on a gentle stroll or walk around the Mid North Coast of NSW. There are many fine examples of public art that you can discover and while they are inspirational and a visual delight they often tell a story or celebrate some aspect of the landscape or the heritage of the area.

Is Anybody Out There

Port Macquarie Hastings

Installed at Port Macquarie Airport in 2006 this multi sensory and interactive piece is the work of Duke Albada. Students at the Australian Technical College assisted in fabricating the aviation…

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Port Macquarie Airport Terminal, Boundary Street, Port Macquarie

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Installed at Port Macquarie Airport in 2006 this multi sensory and interactive piece is the work of Duke Albada. Students at the Australian Technical College assisted in fabricating the aviation and flight communications inspired artwork while the sound installation uses an original morse code box from the Timbertown collection. The spheres or satellite dishes are multi perspective backdrops of local landmarks, the Camden Haven River and Tacking Point Lighthouse. 

2000 Taree Bicentenary Sculpture

Greater Taree

In the year 2000, artist Rick Reynolds won a Taree Bicentenary Committee competition for the commission to create a sculpture for the main street of Taree. The towering powder coated…

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188 Victoria St, Taree

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In the year 2000, artist Rick Reynolds won a Taree Bicentenary Committee competition for the commission to create a sculpture for the main street of Taree. The towering powder coated steel sculpture titled Balancing Act, caused some public reaction to the feature of the woman’s figure supporting the male figure and the three children’s figures.

A Device for Orienting Oneself at the Centre of the Universe

Port Macquarie Hastings

This sculpture was created by Stephen Killick in 2001. The images of the sphere represent the past, present and future and aspects of civilization than can be researched in the…

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Port Macquarie Library, Grant Street, Port Macquarie

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This sculpture was created by Stephen Killick in 2001. The images of the sphere represent the past, present and future and aspects of civilization than can be researched in the library. The sculpture depicts Port Macquarie as the centre of the universe.

Barrunbatayi Dreamtime Memorial

Kempsey

Kempsey Shire Council, in partnership with the Aboriginal community and H & H Accredited Training Australia Inc, completed the second phase of its work in June 2009 to give recognition…

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Kempsey Shire Council, in partnership with the Aboriginal community and H & H Accredited Training Australia Inc, completed the second phase of its work in June 2009 to give recognition to unmarked graves at East Kempsey Cemetery. The memorial now includes artworks undertaken by local Aboriginal artists including a beautiful winding inlaid pathway and large painted memorial cross.

Bellingen Mosaics

Bellingen

Travelling around the Bellingen region there are many places you will find brightened by local mosaic sculptures and mural walls. Many of the local halls and parks and in the…

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Travelling around the Bellingen region there are many places you will find brightened by local mosaic sculptures and mural walls. Many of the local halls and parks and in the region have colourful mosaic murals, including in Dorrigo and Urunga.

Botanic Gardens Ceramic Walk

Coffs Harbour

This series of five moaiced pavement works represents a number of different cultures as seen by a number of school students who worked on the project. Those are India, Africa,…

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Hardacre Street, Coffs Harbour

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This series of five moaiced pavement works represents a number of different cultures as seen by a number of school students who worked on the project. Those are India, Africa, China, Central and North America.

Broken Bago Range Mural

Port Macquarie Hastings

Created by artists Julie Bower, Lucy Pascale, Pat Legge and Mary Tyquin this mural depicts the spectacular bluff of the Broken Bago Range, which can be seen from the Byabarra…

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Wauchope Post Office, High Street, Wauchope

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Created by artists Julie Bower, Lucy Pascale, Pat Legge and Mary Tyquin this mural depicts the spectacular bluff of the Broken Bago Range, which can be seen from the Byabarra Road, just over 10 kilometres west of Wauchope.

Camden Haven Floodmarkers

Port Macquarie Hastings

These three installations by Rick Reynolds enhance the Camden Haven landscape while at the same time raising awareness of the impacts of flooding in the area. Each floodmarker sculpture is…

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These three installations by Rick Reynolds enhance the Camden Haven landscape while at the same time raising awareness of the impacts of flooding in the area. Each floodmarker sculpture is a four metre high pole with numerals carved into the poles to indicate height above sea level and previous and probable future flood levels. The design includes fish sculptures of flathead, whiting and shark which are not only symbolic of the sea change lifestyle of the area but to indicate the connection of what happens when water enter homes in times of flooding with fish   “coming through the door.” “Whiting” located at Ostler Park, North Haven. “Shark” located near Laurieton Sea Rescue and “Flathead” located across the Camden Haven River from “Whiting” at Dunbogan Reserve.

Coffs Creek Walk

Coffs Harbour

A number of sculptures are featured along the Coffs Creek Walk with timber being a major material in most. Some are carved and constructed works such as the Tree Trunk…

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Saltwater Park, Coffs Creek, Coffs Harbour

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A number of sculptures are featured along the Coffs Creek Walk with timber being a major material in most. Some are carved and constructed works such as the Tree Trunk and Falling Leaf, by Evi Koller and the Guardian of the Creek, by Neil Scobie. Others make great use of naturally formed timber pieces. Perhaps the most poignant is the Long Boat Skelton by Stefan Bruggisser, George Oxenbridge and Martin Browne. These timber pieces and large rusty bolts are arranged to represent the skeleton of a boat submerged in mangroves.

Coffs Harbour Airport Mural

Coffs Harbour

With its high visibility this is probably the most viewed piece of public art in Coffs Harbour seen by nearly all arriving and departing passengers. This acrylic painting by Ken…

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Coffs Harbour Regional Airport, Airport Drive, Coffs Harbour

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With its high visibility this is probably the most viewed piece of public art in Coffs Harbour seen by nearly all arriving and departing passengers. This acrylic painting by Ken Swan takes up a whole wall of the terminal.

Comboyne Community Mural

Port Macquarie Hastings

This large panoramic mural incorporating a ceramic mosaic frieze depicts scenes from the Comboyne Plateau. It was created by Tertius in 2003.

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Comboyne Community Co-Op, Main Road, Comboyne

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This large panoramic mural incorporating a ceramic mosaic frieze depicts scenes from the Comboyne Plateau. It was created by Tertius in 2003.

Cowarra Dam

Port Macquarie Hastings

This major public art project integrates a series of colourful art installations which reflect the significance of the site and recognises local Aboriginal cultural heritage, the environment and the importance…

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Cowarra Dam picnic area, Sarah Crescent, Wauchope

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This major public art project integrates a series of colourful art installations which reflect the significance of the site and recognises local Aboriginal cultural heritage, the environment and the importance of water to the community. They also reflect the involvement of the Bunyah Local Aboriginal Land Council in the approval and construction of the Cowarra Dam.  Aboriginal and non aboriginal artists were engaged to create a series of unique artworks. The stainless steel sculpture, titled The Drip, is by Wauchope artist, Peter Allison is designed to draw attention to the essence of what the dam is all about, water.

Cowarra Sculptural Poles

Port Macquarie Hastings

The Sculptural Poles installation was created by a team of Aboriginal public artists from the Wauchope TAFE Aboriginal Culture and Fine Arts course. The team carved and painted the poles…

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Cowarra Dam picnic area, Sarah Crescent, Wauchope

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The Sculptural Poles installation was created by a team of Aboriginal public artists from the Wauchope TAFE Aboriginal Culture and Fine Arts course. The team carved and painted the poles using timber reclaimed from the site. Other artworks include ceramic installations and seating benches.

David Helfgott Sculpture

Bellingen

The Helfgotts often open the wonderful garden at their home for concerts and other events, and are benefactors to many of the talented young people of Bellingen, offering scholarships and…

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Maam Gaduying Park, 33-39 Hyde St, Bellingen

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The Helfgotts often open the wonderful garden at their home for concerts and other events, and are benefactors to many of the talented young people of Bellingen, offering scholarships and mentoring.  In 2009, Camp Creative honoured David with the unveiling of a 2.7 metre sculpture by the internationally recognised sculptor John Van Der Kolk in a park in Bellingen’s main street, in recognition of his “inspirational life” and his contribution to the community.

Floodtide

Port Macquarie Hastings

Local artist Max Scott, was inspired by an old photo of a ship built at this site. Floodtide, is made of local timber and employs traditional ship building methods. Carvings…

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Crn McLennon & Seymour Streets, Laurieton

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Local artist Max Scott, was inspired by an old photo of a ship built at this site. Floodtide, is made of local timber and employs traditional ship building methods. Carvings and relieved images reflect Birpai totems, local history and the areas scenic beauty. The timbers used are identified by carved species names and past flood levels are marked on a piece of red mahogany nearby.

Folly

Port Macquarie Hastings

The name of the sculpture at Windmill Hill is a play on the original name of the area. It was originally known as Gillman’s Folly until Major Innes had a…

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Windmill Hill, Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie

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The name of the sculpture at Windmill Hill is a play on the original name of the area. It was originally known as Gillman’s Folly until Major Innes had a windmill built there in 1825 to grind wheat and corn for government contracts. Folly, created by Rick Reynolds in 2004 represents the wooden shaft and stone grinding wheels of the windmill which once stood on the site.

Gladstone Amenities Block Mural

Kempsey

Created by local artist Chad Allard and located on the bank of the Macleay river, this mural harks back to the town’s long fishing heritage. Featuring on one side a…

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Memorial Park, Kinchela St, Gladstone

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Created by local artist Chad Allard and located on the bank of the Macleay river, this mural harks back to the town’s long fishing heritage. Featuring on one side a trio of Indigenous men spearing fish from the river bank; and on the other side a large bass is hooked from aboard the “Gladstone” steam powered stern-wheeler which transported fishermen out to Shark Island at Fishermans Reach.

Harrington Bollards

Greater Taree

The history of Harrington is captured in the very unique carved bollards that are located along the river foreshore. These capture some of the stories of the people that have…

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Crowdy St, Harrington

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The history of Harrington is captured in the very unique carved bollards that are located along the river foreshore. These capture some of the stories of the people that have made Harrington what it is today. While some represent actual individuals others are more descriptive of people and times, but all add to the very special character of Harrington.

Henry Kendall

Port Macquarie Hastings

The great Australian poet Henry Kendall lived in the Camden Haven from 1874 to 1881 and found much of his inspiration for his works from its landscape. The small town…

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Crn Comboyne & Orara Streets, Kendall

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The great Australian poet Henry Kendall lived in the Camden Haven from 1874 to 1881 and found much of his inspiration for his works from its landscape. The small town of Camden Haven was renamed Kendall in 1891. 125 years after his death an impressive granite statue by artist Dee Davis has been added to the various public arts projects in the area that celebrate his life.

Horseshoe Bay Amenities Block Mural

Kempsey

A collaboration between James Moulton, Bill Moulton and Ash Johnston, this underwater seascape mural features dolphins and sea turtles swimming through a bright coral bed, while a surfer points out…

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Horseshoe Bay Reserve, South West Rocks

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A collaboration between James Moulton, Bill Moulton and Ash Johnston, this underwater seascape mural features dolphins and sea turtles swimming through a bright coral bed, while a surfer points out a surf lifesaving boat (decked out in South West Rocks competition colours) ride a wave.

Janet Hayes Memorial

Kempsey

A colourful memorial to the late Janet Hayes, former Mayor of Kempsey and prominent community figure, can be found in South Kempsey. The bright mosaic sculpture wall was created by…

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Gills Creek Bridge Park, Crescent Head Road, South Kempsey

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A colourful memorial to the late Janet Hayes, former Mayor of Kempsey and prominent community figure, can be found in South Kempsey. The bright mosaic sculpture wall was created by regional artist Guy Crosley and features flowers and local animals and is set amongst a native garden.

Jetty Strip

Coffs Harbour

Throughout the popular Jetty Strip precinct you will find five examples of public art made from timber. Three by artist John  Van der Kolk  are carved into seats and benches …

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360 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

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Throughout the popular Jetty Strip precinct you will find five examples of public art made from timber. Three by artist John  Van der Kolk  are carved into seats and benches  while another of his works and one by Stefan Bruggisser are more free standing sculptural pieces. A common theme is the flora and fauna of the shoreline with sea eagles, seaweed, pelicans,  fish and shells.

John Right Park Mosaic

Great Lakes

Two ‘Working Waterfront’ murals can be seen either side of the entrance to John Wright Park in Tuncurry. Artists Tracey Lang and Paula Cole were commissioned to design and produce…

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12-14 Manning St, Tuncurry

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Two ‘Working Waterfront’ murals can be seen either side of the entrance to John Wright Park in Tuncurry. Artists Tracey Lang and Paula Cole were commissioned to design and produce the mosaics. The 2 mosaics display, a collection of symbolic images which represent the ‘piecing together’ of the history of Tuncurry, in particular the early working waterfront history of the area.

Letterboxes

Kempsey

Three sculptures line the lawn in front of the West Kempsey Post Office, winners of the 2014 Aussie Bush Mail Box competition: Steve King, Danny Roberts, Grahame Bray. Many Aussie…

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West Kempsey Post Office, Elbow Street, West Kempsey

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Three sculptures line the lawn in front of the West Kempsey Post Office, winners of the 2014 Aussie Bush Mail Box competition: Steve King, Danny Roberts, Grahame Bray. Many Aussie roads have these imaginative mailboxes on their roadsides often grouped together to form interesting collections of shapes and styles, and this competition sought to embrace that unique spirit of creativity and resourcefulness.

Living Food Garden Mural Wall

Bellingen

Outside a wholefood store in Bellingen you will find a food garden with a mural wall behind it, which was created by local youth group Bellingen Eye with the assistance…

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1 Church Street, Bellingen

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Outside a wholefood store in Bellingen you will find a food garden with a mural wall behind it, which was created by local youth group Bellingen Eye with the assistance of artist Marc Renshaw and other local enthusiasts.

Main Beach Murals

Great Lakes

Main Beach in Forster is home to a number of murals, which were completed through partnerships between Council, the local TAFE and Homebase Youth Service. This area also includes collaborative…

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North Street, Forster

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Main Beach in Forster is home to a number of murals, which were completed through partnerships between Council, the local TAFE and Homebase Youth Service. This area also includes collaborative murals completed by local Aboriginal artists from the Tobwabba artists collective.

Memories of Harry

Port Macquarie Hastings

Harry Thompson looked after the reserve at Shelly Beach creating a lookout, a bush track of 254 hand carved steps and a unique style of bush furniture. He was both…

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Harry’s Lookout, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie

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Harry Thompson looked after the reserve at Shelly Beach creating a lookout, a bush track of 254 hand carved steps and a unique style of bush furniture. He was both unofficial caretaker and an artist. To recognise Harry’s contribution Stephen Killick and Stephen King were commissioned to create hand carved sculptural timber furniture including King and Queen Chairs and an entrance archway at Harry’s Lookout.

Mick’s Memorial Seat

Greater Taree

Mick’s Memorial Seat is a wonderfully mosaiced seat overlooking the Manning River in the Mick Tuck Riverside Reserve. A community project completed in 2004 participating artists varied from school students…

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Mick Tuck Riverside Reserve, Farquhar St, Wingham

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Mick’s Memorial Seat is a wonderfully mosaiced seat overlooking the Manning River in the Mick Tuck Riverside Reserve. A community project completed in 2004 participating artists varied from school students to more prominent local artists. The seat includes inserts depicting Manning Valley locations, industry and fauna. A fitting memorial to a well respected local identity.

Milton Budge Mural – Water Towers Crescent Head

Kempsey

Kempsey Aboriginal artist Milton Budge has been commissioned to create two murals in the Kempsey region. The first commission in 1987 was for the Booroongen-Djugun Aboriginal Corporation’s Aged Care Facility…

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Skyline Crescent, Crescent Head

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Kempsey Aboriginal artist Milton Budge has been commissioned to create two murals in the Kempsey region. The first commission in 1987 was for the Booroongen-Djugun Aboriginal Corporation’s Aged Care Facility (with Sharon Smith) at Kempsey and the second mural in 1989, was painted onto the Water Towers at Crescent Head. The massive water tower mural overlooks the ocean and is a spectacular place to not only take in the artwork, but also the stunning vista of the Crescent Head coastline and beyond.

Mutton Bird Island Outdoor Education Space

Coffs Harbour

Walk along the Coffs Harbour breakwall and explore the award winning Mutton Bird Island Outdoor Education Space, which features locally crafted and designed murals and panelling as well as information…

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Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour

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Walk along the Coffs Harbour breakwall and explore the award winning Mutton Bird Island Outdoor Education Space, which features locally crafted and designed murals and panelling as well as information explaining the cultural significance of the area, providing an insight to the traditional beliefs of the local Gumbaynggirr people.

Myall Riverside Art Walk

Great Lakes

The art walk is spread throughout the adjoining towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest and features a collection of more than 25 public artworks. New installations are celebrated each year…

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The art walk is spread throughout the adjoining towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest and features a collection of more than 25 public artworks. New installations are celebrated each year at the Myall River Festival in October. A guide to the walk is available from the local Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre.

Nambucca Mosaics and painted pole

Nambucca

The Nambucca Mosaic Walk is a creative public art project that winds it way along nearly 60 metres of the footpath in Nambucca Heads near the local Police Station. Local…

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25 Bowra St, Nambucca Heads

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The Nambucca Mosaic Walk is a creative public art project that winds it way along nearly 60 metres of the footpath in Nambucca Heads near the local Police Station. Local artists and volunteers scoured the district for distinctive tiles, pottery, china and other knickknacks to create this spectacular artwork. Capturing the maritime essence of the area, its crazy patterns and mosaic work features mythical creatures plus dolphins, fish and a great octopus coming out of the waves.

Nambucca Vee Wall

Nambucca

In Nambucca everybody goes for a stroll along the Vee Wall. This collection of whimsical and colourfully painted boulders has developed over the years on the breakwater at the entrance…

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Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads

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In Nambucca everybody goes for a stroll along the Vee Wall. This collection of whimsical and colourfully painted boulders has developed over the years on the breakwater at the entrance to the Nambucca River. It represents a variety of spontaneous moments of art by not only graffiti specialists and artists but also others simply wishing to leave their mark or memories. It is now a major local attraction.

Old Bar Festival Sculpture

Greater Taree

Artist Ted Prior was commissioned by the Old Bar Festival Committee to involve the youth of Old Bar to create a sculpture celebrating the Old Bar Airport, which played a…

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Old Bar Park, Old Bar

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Artist Ted Prior was commissioned by the Old Bar Festival Committee to involve the youth of Old Bar to create a sculpture celebrating the Old Bar Airport, which played a unique role in WW2. The elevated timber sculpture shows a stylised WW2 plane.

Old Butter Factory Sculptures

Bellingen

A large public art sculpture can be found in the grounds of the Old Butter Factory Complex in Bellingen. The life-size camel is made from found objects and visitors are…

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1 Doepel St, Bellingen

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A large public art sculpture can be found in the grounds of the Old Butter Factory Complex in Bellingen. The life-size camel is made from found objects and visitors are asked to see how many of these objects they can identify in their new home – artist is unknown. There is also many smaller pieces of art to be found in the gardens of the complex.

Pines Picnic Area Mosaic Sculpture – Yarrahapinni National Park

Nambucca

A stunning piece of public art is at the Pines Picnic area at the foot of Mt. Yarrahapinni. This large artwork uses traditional Aboriginal painting styles. The work reflects the…

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Yarrahapinni National Park, Rosewood Road, Macksville

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A stunning piece of public art is at the Pines Picnic area at the foot of Mt. Yarrahapinni. This large artwork uses traditional Aboriginal painting styles. The work reflects the coming together of the local Gumbaynggir and Dunghutti Aboriginal communities who share a common Aboriginal cultural dreaming story related to the creation of Mount Yarrahapinni.

Public art contributions by Tobwabba

Great Lakes

Located in Forster, Aboriginal art gallery and collective Tobwabba, has contributed extensively to the  Great Lakes region in terms of public art murals and sculptures. Public art  by Tobwabba artists…

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10 Breckenridge St, Forster

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Located in Forster, Aboriginal art gallery and collective Tobwabba, has contributed extensively to the  Great Lakes region in terms of public art murals and sculptures. Public art  by Tobwabba artists including: Visitor Information Centre Mural, Forster  – The Boardwalk Memorial Drive Mural and Sculpture, Forster  – Main Beach Mural, Town Park, Forster – Ronald McDonald Beach Houses Mural, Forster Marina – Great Lakes Library, Mural Breese Parade, Forster – Barry the Bass Sculpture, next to Plough Inn Bulahdelah – Outdoor Learning Centre Mosaics, Pebbly Beach -  Pelican Walk Serpentine Wall, Forster

River Link Mural Project

Kempsey

Back in the late 1990s many of the Macleay’s leading artists were commissioned to contribute to the River Link Mural Project, run by the local Uptown Downtown committee, to produce…

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Riverside Park Amenities Block Mural

Kempsey

Artists James Moulton, Bill Moulton, Ash Johnston highlight historic uses of the Macleay River, featured scenes taken from images provided by the Macleay River Historical Society include a ferry leaving…

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Riverside Park, Kempsey

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Artists James Moulton, Bill Moulton, Ash Johnston highlight historic uses of the Macleay River, featured scenes taken from images provided by the Macleay River Historical Society include a ferry leaving East Kempsey, the Arakoon approaching East Kempsey Wharf, the Neptune dredge at East Kempsey Wharf, and kayakers paddling downriver.

Savages Lane

Kempsey

Creating a dynamic, colourful link between Smith Street and the Clyde Street Mall, this mural by artist Simon Chamberlain features abstracted plant and landscape imagery.

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Savages Lane, Kempsey

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Creating a dynamic, colourful link between Smith Street and the Clyde Street Mall, this mural by artist Simon Chamberlain features abstracted plant and landscape imagery.

Shelly Beach

Port Macquarie Hastings

Down at the beach the two artists have also recreated Harry’s caravan as a picnic table and totem reflecting his unofficial title of mayor of Shelly Beach. In addition local…

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Down at the beach the two artists have also recreated Harry’s caravan as a picnic table and totem reflecting his unofficial title of mayor of Shelly Beach. In addition local artist, Sue Bell, ran community workshops for people to create tiles of their memories of Harry. The subsequent Spiral Path tells a playful and narrative story of Harry.

Sir Edmund Barton – Centenary of Federation

Port Macquarie Hastings

This larger than life bronze sculpture commemorates Australia’s first Prime Minister who was the MLA for the Hastings and Macleay region in the years just before Federation. The sculpture was…

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Horton Street, Port Macquarie

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This larger than life bronze sculpture commemorates Australia’s first Prime Minister who was the MLA for the Hastings and Macleay region in the years just before Federation. The sculpture was created in 2002 by Carl Merten with the services of the Phoenix Foundry. It is a landmark in Town Green.

Skate Park

Kempsey

Community members from 4 to 50 years of age collaborated with artists James Moulton, Simon Chamberlain, Corey Boulton and Jason Beard to bring to life this useable artwork. The vibrant…

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Skate Park, Belgrave Street, Kempsey

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Community members from 4 to 50 years of age collaborated with artists James Moulton, Simon Chamberlain, Corey Boulton and Jason Beard to bring to life this useable artwork. The vibrant colours and unique designs reflect the diversity of the participants.

Skater Sculpture

Kempsey

A homage to custom car designer and cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, this sculpture by Bobby Game is created entirely out of recycled or upcycled materials. The accompanying timber bench…

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Kempsey Skate Park, Belgrave Street, Kempsey

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A homage to custom car designer and cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, this sculpture by Bobby Game is created entirely out of recycled or upcycled materials. The accompanying timber bench was created by participants in Mission Australia’s Youth Connections program.

The project was funded through Mid Coast Waste; sponsored by Australian Architectural Hardwoods and Matthews Metal Mart; and supported by Kempsey Shire Council, Mission Australia and the Kempsey Men’s Shed.

Spindrift

Port Macquarie Hastings

Mary Tyquin was inspired by the wind, the sea and its waves when she designed Spindrift. The sea coloured, three and half metre high stainless steel sculpture, consists of three…

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Bonny Hills-Wauchope Surf Club, Beach Street, Bonny Hills

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Mary Tyquin was inspired by the wind, the sea and its waves when she designed Spindrift. The sea coloured, three and half metre high stainless steel sculpture, consists of three pieces of steel, which combine in a kelp like manner to give protection from the southerlies during winter. A wooden seat is incorporated into the sculpture to contribute to the enjoyment of the spectacular view of Rainbow Beach all the way up the coast to Lighthouse Beach.

Stacks Finance Wall Sculpture

Greater Taree

Artist Didier Balez was commissioned  to produce a sculpture that depicts the Manning River. It is a site specific work placed in a niche on the facade of the building. The…

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1 Pulteney Street, Taree

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Artist Didier Balez was commissioned  to produce a sculpture that depicts the Manning River. It is a site specific work placed in a niche on the facade of the building. The beautiful steel and mosaic sculpture shows fish in a marine environment.

Tag It – graffiti art mural

Kempsey

This colorful mural created as part of a local youth project. The mural, which faces Services Club Park, was created by a group of local and interstate graffiti artists, headed…

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Service Clubs Park, Belgrave St, Kempsey

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This colorful mural created as part of a local youth project. The mural, which faces Services Club Park, was created by a group of local and interstate graffiti artists, headed by local artists Bill and James Moulton. TAG IT explores the use of spray cans and also shows the style that has developed over the years in hip-hop culture.

The Jester

Coffs Harbour

This whimsical and colourful sculpture with its jester perched on top of the fibre glass sculpture decorated also with various performance masks is reminiscent of many of the acts that…

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Corner Pacific Highway and Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour

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This whimsical and colourful sculpture with its jester perched on top of the fibre glass sculpture decorated also with various performance masks is reminiscent of many of the acts that have passed through the area as part of the Coffs Harbour International Buskers Festival. It is the work of Tony Maw.

The Leaves of Kendall

Port Macquarie Hastings

The three giant coloured gum leaves tell a symbolic story of Kendall’s unique identity and its association with timber. These stories with reference to both the past and the present…

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Kendall Bridge, Kendall Road, Kendall

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The three giant coloured gum leaves tell a symbolic story of Kendall’s unique identity and its association with timber. These stories with reference to both the past and the present are mapped out on the three and a half metre high leaves. This work by Giri Weissman makes a fitting entrance to the township as you travel from Kew.

The Old Buoys

Coffs Harbour

The buoys are original buoys that have been painted by Sev Appleton The link Woolgoolga with a past era. The cedar getters, the teamsters, the timber trade. An era commencing…

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Corner Wharf and Beach Streets, Woolgoolga

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The buoys are original buoys that have been painted by Sev Appleton The link Woolgoolga with a past era. The cedar getters, the teamsters, the timber trade. An era commencing after the building of the first jetty in 1814. Standing on the site of a railway line which brought timber from Corindi and Woolgoolga Creek, the buoys are a symbol of a once busy port. The town’s lifeline, a mecca for overseas & coastal shipping.

The Whale Tail

Coffs Harbour

This substantial stainless steel tail of a humpback whale rising out of a pool of water is by Evi Koller  and was commissioned in 2001. It is part of the…

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This substantial stainless steel tail of a humpback whale rising out of a pool of water is by Evi Koller  and was commissioned in 2001. It is part of the Coffs Town Cultural Trail. This trail takes in arts and cultural sites and attractions in the Coffs Harbour City and Jetty areas and neighbouring Sawtell.

Traces

Coffs Harbour

This in-ground artwork with historical theme is in 6 sections of cement fondu and 1 of timber, beginning near Coffs Creek bank and winding across the creek walkway into a…

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Saltwater Park, Coffs Creek, Coffs Harbour

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This in-ground artwork with historical theme is in 6 sections of cement fondu and 1 of timber, beginning near Coffs Creek bank and winding across the creek walkway into a group of trees. The works by artist Suzanne Nehl blends with the landscape and capture traces of human activity from the boat keel mark at waters edge, past an Aboriginal midden, along a path crossed by native animals to a spot where women and children stopped along the way. Farmers and timber workers often built a log corduroy to get their drays and bullock teams over the boggy tracks. Modern technology has added much to our lives but leaves still fall on pathways and rain makes puddles where birds and animals drink. Each of us can brush off some of the sand or leaves today and look for traces of the local history and landscapes.

Urunga Mosaics

Bellingen

In the quite township of Urunga you can find several mosaics dotted around the landscape, completed by local artist Guy Crosely in conjunction with several local groups and participating artists.

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In the quite township of Urunga you can find several mosaics dotted around the landscape, completed by local artist Guy Crosely in conjunction with several local groups and participating artists.

War Memorial Olympic Pool Murals

Coffs Harbour

On the outer walls of the War Memorial Olympic Pool in Coffs Harbour you will find two intricate mosaics pieces by local artist Guy Crosley, created in conjunction with the…

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Gordon St, Coffs Harbour

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On the outer walls of the War Memorial Olympic Pool in Coffs Harbour you will find two intricate mosaics pieces by local artist Guy Crosley, created in conjunction with the local community.

Werrikimbe National Park Mural and Sculptural Rocks

Port Macquarie Hastings

This dramatic mural, sculptural works and landscaping depict scenes from Werrikimbe National Park. The structure was created by Jo Davidson, Tertius and Stephen Killick in 1999.

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Bain Park, High Street, Wauchope

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This dramatic mural, sculptural works and landscaping depict scenes from Werrikimbe National Park. The structure was created by Jo Davidson, Tertius and Stephen Killick in 1999.

Whale Table

Nambucca

Guy Crosley has created a series of mosaics at the Scotts Head Reserve including the “Whale Tale” table and seats at Main Beach beyond the car park, the community project…

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Main Beach Nambucca Heads, Liston St, Nambucca Heads

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Guy Crosley has created a series of mosaics at the Scotts Head Reserve including the “Whale Tale” table and seats at Main Beach beyond the car park, the community project the “Last Wave” at the amenities block and a series of panels “Save Our Souls” in 2001. Guy Crosley was assisted by workshop assistants and local children.

Wingham Acoustic Festival Mosaic

Greater Taree

Artists Gwen and Chris Ford worked with a team of Wingham artists and volunteers in a shopfront in Isabella Street to create the glittering mosaic now flanking the steps to…

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Crn Isabella & Bent Streets, Wingham

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Artists Gwen and Chris Ford worked with a team of Wingham artists and volunteers in a shopfront in Isabella Street to create the glittering mosaic now flanking the steps to Wingham Central Park. It features the fig trees and animals found in Wingham Brush.

Wingham Entry Park Sculpture

Greater Taree

Artist Ted Prior was Artist-In-Residence for the Wingham Entry Park Committee and the Chamber of Commerce in 2008. The development of the sculpture, was watched by local residents, who became part…

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Rotary Park, Wingham

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Artist Ted Prior was Artist-In-Residence for the Wingham Entry Park Committee and the Chamber of Commerce in 2008. The development of the sculpture, was watched by local residents, who became part of the project. The timber was donated by Machins Mill and on completion the sculpture was donated by the artist. It is erected at the entrance to Wingham.

Woolgoolga Library

Coffs Harbour

Four large ceramic panels adorn the Woolgoolga Library and represent various aspects of Woolgoolga life including its seaside lifestyle, the local banana industry and local flora and fauna. They are…

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Ganderton Street, Woolgoolga

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Four large ceramic panels adorn the Woolgoolga Library and represent various aspects of Woolgoolga life including its seaside lifestyle, the local banana industry and local flora and fauna. They are the work of a number of artists.