Too much art is never enough so keep an eye out for art on the go to quench your appetite.  There are over 40 public artworks situated at great picnic sites, beaches and popular walking paths that you can incorporate into your ArtWalk 2020 experience.  Look out for the historic ‘Folly’ at Windmill Hill in Port, ‘Spindrift’ overlooking Rainbow Beach in Bonny Hills and the humorous Camden Haven Flood Markers.  Discover the King and Queen sculptural timber chairs and other pieces commissioned as a tribute to local Harry Thompson, overlooking stunning Shelly Beach. Cowarra Dam is a great spot to enjoy a peaceful picnic whilst taking in the seven Aboriginal Birpai totems and local artist Peter Allison’s steel sculpture ‘The Drip’.  What is not to love? Time to start planning your itinerary.

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  • Device for Orientating Oneself Within the Universe

    By Stephen Killick 2001   | Gordon Street, outside of Port Macquarie Library

    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.

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  • Guir Wakul Gagil 

    Mrs Yorks Garden Reserve, Port Macquarie 

    The Together as One sculpture is a public contemporary art piece which is an interpretation of a significant historic event. On December 9, 1827 seven Aboriginal men rescued the crew of a small European pilot boat after a huge wave over turned it on the bar. This could be the first ever lifesaving incident recorded in the country.

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  • Harry's Spiral Path

    By Sue Bell 2005 | Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie

    Locals made ceramic tiles telling stories of the late Harry Thomspon, artist and caretaker who made Shelley beach his home from 1960 until his passing.

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  • Mayor of Shelly Beach Totem

    By Stephen Killick and Stephen King , 2005 | Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie

    Down at the beach Stephen Killick and Stephen King have 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 Thompson. 

  • Folly
  • Folly  

    By Rick Reynolds 2005 | Windmill Hill Reserve, Port Macquarie

    The name of the sculpture at Windmill Hill - Folly (a Grecian garden feature) is a play on the original name of the area, being Gillman's Folly. The artwork represents the wooden shaft and stone grinding wheels of the windmill which once stood on the site.

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  • Spindrift

    By Mary Tyquin 2004 | Ocean Drive Bonny Hills overlooking Rainbow Beach

    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.

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  • Camden Haven Flood Markers

    By Rick Reynolds 2006 | Whiting - Ostler Park | Shark - Bruce Porter Reserve | Flathead - Dunbogan Reserve

    These three sculptures by Rick Reynolds enhance the Camden Haven landscape while at the same time raising awareness in a humorous way, of the impacts of flooding in the area. The design includes fish sculptures of local 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 flathead “coming through the door” and shark “coming through the window”.

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  • Floodtide

    By Max Scott 2004 | Wharf near Laurieton United Services Club, Seymour Street

    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 reflecting Birpai totems, local history and scenic beauty. Timbers are identified by carved species names and past flood levels are marked on a piece of red mahogany nearby.

  • The Drip
  • The Drip

    By Peter Allison 2005 | Cowarra Dam

    Standing 4.5 metres tall with a diameter of almost 2 metres. The concept is designed to draw the attention of the viewer to the essence of what the dam site is all about - water in its micro and macro forms. It is hoped that the viewer will reflect upon the enormity of our dependence on this precious resource.

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  • Werrikimbe Mural & Sculptural Rocks

    By Jo Davidson, Stephen Killick & Tertius 1999 | Bain Park, Wauchope

    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 to encourage locals and tourists to visit the spectacular National Parks within the Greater Port Macquarie region.

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  • Leaves of Kendall

    By Girikami Weissman 2004 | Kendall Road, Kendall

    The three giant coloured gum leaves tell a symbolic story of Kendall’s unique identity and its association with timber. It captures the Kendall National Violin Competition, poetry and railway history. This work by Giri Weissman makes a fitting entrance to the township as you travel from Kew. Located on the right hand side of the Kendall Bridge, Kendall Road.