Public art program background

Commissioning and refurbishing public artworks

Public art helps enliven public spaces and add to the vitality and character of an area. Randwick City has a variety of public artworks from historical monuments to sculptures, murals and memorials.

Public art can make a significant contribution to social health and well-being of the local community, and be good for local business.

Public art is mostly located in public places and spaces but may also be incorporated into private areas open to the public such as shopping plazas, schools, parks, town centres, streetscapes and buildings.

Randwick City Council's Public Art Policy (pdf 10.92MB) and Cultural Plan (pdf 1.78MB) provide guidance on managing Council's existing public artworks and a strategy for future public art works.

Council allocates funds each year to refurbish or provide for new public art.

Recent public artwork projects include:

  • The Fallen Lifesavers Memorial, Coogee Beach (www.fallenlifesavers.com.au)
  • The Bali Memorial, Coogee Beach
  • Sir Charles Kingsford Smith mural, Kingsford
  • Christo sculpture, Little Bay

Sculptures and monuments in Randwick City:

Type of Object Sculpture or Monument Location Date
Fountain Cromwell Park fountain Malabar 1909
Monument Fenton Place memorial Kingsford 1918
Fountain Jessie Stewart Broomfield fountain La Perouse 1941
Monument Joey Flinn memorial Maroubra 1955
Monument Randwick Toll Bar monument Randwick 1966
Artefact Wave Power generator Lurline Bay 1920-25
War Memorial Bob Clarke war memorial Malabar 1981
Monument Howe memorial Phillip Bay 1993-94
Monument Memorial to JM Dunningham Coogee 1940
Monument Pioneer Park monument Malabar 1966
War Memorial Randwick District War Memorial Randwick 1925
Monument Sam Memorial Sundial Coogee 1940
Artefact Tom Caddy's steps Clovelly Unknown
Monument Bardon Park gateway Coogee 1930
Fountain Jubilee fountain Malabar 1909
Plaque Ronald A Nelson memorial plaque Maroubra 1978
Fountain St Jude's fountain Randwick 1886
Monument Phillip monument Phillip Bay 1953
Monument Bieler Park gateway Randwick 1951
Artefact Horse trough supports Kingsford Unknown
Fountain James Bundock fountain Clovelly 1899
Fountain James Robertson fountain Coogee 1890
Art Object Kingsford Smith mosaic Kingsford 1990
Artefact Tekapo anchor Maroubra 1881
Monument 150th Anniversary Monument Randwick 2011
Monument Captain Cook statue Randwick 1874
Art Object Flannel Flower motif Coogee 1993
War Memorial Kokoda War Memorial Kensington 1960
Art Object Proud of our Elders Mural Randwick 1981
Art Object Artist Impressionist Seat Coogee 2010
Art Object Christo the Artist Little Bay 2014
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