Public Art Trail

Public art has the ability to define and enhance our local environment playing a significant role in defining the culture of the area.

The North Sydney Public Art Trail was initiated by Council as a placemaking and cultural development initiative and has been designed to promote and celebrate the unique culture of the area.

The trail has become a nationally recognised cultural attraction which provides a multi-layered experience, and incorporates public art, architecture, sites of cultural significance, gardens and Sydney Harbour views.

It is a comfortable three hour walk from the harbour foreshore location into the CBD, offering an insightful guided digital walking tour in the form of the NORTH ARTS app.

 

Sites

The trail now incorporates 20 sites located in Kirribilli, Milsons Point, Lavender Bay and North Sydney including Luna Park Entry Face and Coney Island, the ‘Comic Walk’ on Peter Kingston Walkway in Lavender Bay, sculptures in Wendy’s Secret Garden and Clark Park, and the historic Royal Art Society in Walker Street, North Sydney.  

Several major artworks are located within the North Sydney CBD including sculptures and historical landmarks at Coca Cola Place, Mary McKillop Place, the Australian Catholic University and a new and innovative commission at 100 Mount Street. Other significant sculptural works are a short distance from each other in Berry Street, Miller Street and Brett Whiteley Place.

Three large scale site-specific sculptures were commissioned over a four-year period from 2014 in the CBD. The first commission titled Missing Corners by Brisbane based artist Daniel Templeman is located on the corner of Pacific Highway and Blue and Walker Streets. The second sculpture titled Angles of Incidence by Sydney based artists Warren Langley and Julia Davis is located at the Victoria Cross intersection on the corner of Pacific Highway and Miller Street. The third commission titled A Rotunda for ‘Reflective Encounters’ by Sydney-based artist Damien Butler is located in St Peters Park at 234 Blues Point Road.

 

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Public Art Trail App

 

Download the free NORTH ARTS walking tour app that provides information, and images and audio for the 20 stops on the art trail, as well as a locational map.

 

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Stops are marked with a North Sydney Public Art Trail sign post which incorporates information about the site and braille for the visually impaired.

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For information contact the Arts & Culture Team Leader on 9936 8100 or email alison.clark@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

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