Challenge the family to a Public Art Scavenger Hunt throughout Port Stephens these holidays



THESE holidays why not challenge yourself and the family to a cultural scavenger hunt.

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There is an abundance of Public Art on display throughout the Port Stephens area.

Public art is creative work or activities which are located in the public spaces.

They are readily accessible to the broader community, designed for either temporary or permanent arrangement.

Public art provides an outlet for cultural community expression, to tell the stories about the people.

It can be seen as a talking point and an opportunity for wonder, reflection and enjoyment.

Across Port Stephens there are ten formal public art works, do you think you can find them all?

Botanica Mural was the first community public art piece in Port Stephens.

A series of panels aimed to bring colour and enjoyment to the Raymond Terrace community.

Gerald Fish Scripture was the winner of the 2013 Sculptures By The Bay competition.

After it’s new location was chosen, Gerald was named by a local 12 year old boy.

Three Whale Tail Sculptures, installed for Naturefest 2016, are designed to promote conservation through education of marine life.

Pumphouse Mural Boomerang Park, painted by students of Irrawang High School, depicts cultural diversity of the local community.

Revealed by Time and Tide is a combination of five large sculptured concrete and galvanised metal shapes that lend themselves to various interpretations including shells, boat sails, fins or bones.

The Meeting Place Poles are sculptures that form part of a series of artworks reflecting the cultural history of Koala Bay.
Sea Urchins sculptures were the winning entrant in sculptures by the Bay in 2011.

Water Wandering is an interpretation of the local waterways crucial to the Port Stephens wetland ecosystem from an aerial viewpoint.

Serpent is a mosaic art runs through a river side park in Raymond Terrace for all to enjoy.

Walk of Art profiles the local creative community by promoting the skills and talents of artists. Artists works have been chosen on their fit with the Nelson Bay ‘Vibrant Coastal’ cultural zone.


By Kelly MAY

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