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, 10921.28 KB and Arts & Culture Strategy PDF, 7275.68 KB 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 (
  • The Bali Memorial, Coogee Beach
  • Sir Charles Kingsford Smith mural, Kingsford
  • Christo sculpture, Little Bay

Sculptures and monuments in Randwick City:

Type of ObjectSculpture or MonumentLocationDate
FountainCromwell Park fountainMalabar1909
MonumentFenton Place memorialKingsford1918
FountainJessie Stewart Broomfield fountainLa Perouse1941
MonumentJoey Flinn memorialMaroubra1955
MonumentRandwick Toll Bar monumentRandwick1966
ArtefactWave Power generatorLurline Bay1920-25
War MemorialBob Clarke war memorialMalabar1981
MonumentHowe memorialPhillip Bay1993-94
MonumentMemorial to JM DunninghamCoogee1940
MonumentPioneer Park monumentMalabar1966
War MemorialRandwick District War MemorialRandwick1925
MonumentSam Memorial SundialCoogee1940
ArtefactTom Caddy's stepsClovellyUnknown
MonumentBardon Park gatewayCoogee1930
FountainJubilee fountainMalabar1909
PlaqueRonald A Nelson memorial plaqueMaroubra1978
FountainSt Jude's fountainRandwick1886
MonumentPhillip monumentPhillip Bay1953
MonumentBieler Park gatewayRandwick1951
ArtefactHorse trough supportsKingsfordUnknown
FountainJames Bundock fountainClovelly1899
FountainJames Robertson fountainCoogee1890
Art ObjectKingsford Smith mosaicKingsford1990
ArtefactTekapo anchorMaroubra1881
Monument150th Anniversary MonumentRandwick2011
MonumentCaptain Cook statueRandwick1874
Art ObjectFlannel Flower motifCoogee1993
War MemorialKokoda War MemorialKensington1960
Art ObjectProud of our Elders MuralRandwick1981
Art ObjectArtist Impressionist SeatCoogee2010
Art ObjectChristo the ArtistLittle Bay2014
Last Updated: 24 October 2022
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