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Cape Paterson - Public Art Program

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Council wish to advise the installation of new public art work in Cape Paterson is about to begin.

Due to a number of significant delays in securing the necessary planning approval permits, vegetation offsets and COVID restrictions, this exciting and new artwork is about to start onsite and is anticipated to be completed by June 2021, subject to contractor availability, favourable weather and unforeseen COVID restrictions. This project was funded through Council’s Capital works program 2019/20 in the order of $50,000.

This new artwork is to be located on the foreshore area beside the shared pathway and adjacent to the shopping precinct along Surf Beach Road, Cape Paterson. Please see below a concept design of the artwork and location for the artwork.

“Time” (working title) was commissioned by Bass Coast Shire Council as part of its annual public art commissioning program, guided by the Sites and Themes Plan, which designated this year’s location to be Cape Paterson 2020. The work was selected by a Selection Panel made up of local community members, Councillors and members of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee. The EOI for the Cape Paterson Public Art Commission was open to suitably experienced artists.

Time is a public artwork for the Cape Paterson community. Local artist – Joseph Donohue is the creator of this new artwork. The work places an array of corten steel rib-like forms into the Cape Paterson foreshore reserve. The work is elegantly aligned with the desire to provide a place statement, a symbolic identity.

Suitably abstract, it is not intended to be considered as one particular theme or viewed from one particular direction or angle. It is deliberately open for interpretation. Perhaps described as a grove or an abstract nest. Individual ribs recognised in the Lomandra and poa grass strands indigenous to the area. An architectural bower, a nostalgic nod to the tea tree lined tracks that wind along the foreshore, their ropey tunnelled paths patched and knotted with light and shade. The intention is to harness that sentimental embrace.

Our community, local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project via our website

For information, please do not hesitate to contact, in the first instance:

Cape Paterson Public Art Location
Site location of Artwork