Connecting Northern Beaches - Public Art Trail

We are commissioning and acquiring public art works for the Connecting Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

We are commissioning and acquiring public art works for the Connecting Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

  • How to get involved

    22 days ago

    We are forming an Advisory Group to advise Council on matters in relation to commissioning and acquiring public artworks for the Connecting Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

    If you are not able to participate on the Advisory Group, you are still welcome to provide us with your views. We will add contributors to our email list for regular updates on this project.

    Apply to join the Advisory Group

    Make a comment

    • Online
    • In writing 'Public Art Trail' to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why 2099

    For further information contact Michael Hedger, Director Manly Art Gallery & Museum on 9976 1416

    Applications and comments close Sunday 8 October 2017

    We are forming an Advisory Group to advise Council on matters in relation to commissioning and acquiring public artworks for the Connecting Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

    If you are not able to participate on the Advisory Group, you are still welcome to provide us with your views. We will add contributors to our email list for regular updates on this project.

    Apply to join the Advisory Group

    Make a comment

    • Online
    • In writing 'Public Art Trail' to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why 2099

    For further information contact Michael Hedger, Director Manly Art Gallery & Museum on 9976 1416

    Applications and comments close Sunday 8 October 2017

  • Background

    22 days ago

    Early in 2017, the former NSW Premier Mike Baird, pledged $40,000,000 towards the construction of a coastal walkway from Manly to Palm Beach. This ambitious project will enable walkers and cyclists to traverse the entire distance in relative ease. The pathway will become a major attraction for the Northern Beaches area and in time will be recognised as one of the great scenic walks of the world.

    To enliven the pathway further, to complement its scenery and to humanise it through community engagement, on 6 March 2017 the Northern Beaches Administrator pledged $2,000,000 over four years for the commissioning of artworks at various locations along the Walkway.

    Preference for the design and fabrication of artworks will be given to Northern Beaches artists, but there will not be any exclusivity clause. There is also the possibility of some artworks being created by groups of artists and / or community groups such as schools. These could be areas of paving or other utilitarian forms where a professional artist organises and supervises the group to help in the creative process.

    Council believes that the Walkway will become a major tourist attraction for the area as well as serving as a model project in cultural development.


    Early in 2017, the former NSW Premier Mike Baird, pledged $40,000,000 towards the construction of a coastal walkway from Manly to Palm Beach. This ambitious project will enable walkers and cyclists to traverse the entire distance in relative ease. The pathway will become a major attraction for the Northern Beaches area and in time will be recognised as one of the great scenic walks of the world.

    To enliven the pathway further, to complement its scenery and to humanise it through community engagement, on 6 March 2017 the Northern Beaches Administrator pledged $2,000,000 over four years for the commissioning of artworks at various locations along the Walkway.

    Preference for the design and fabrication of artworks will be given to Northern Beaches artists, but there will not be any exclusivity clause. There is also the possibility of some artworks being created by groups of artists and / or community groups such as schools. These could be areas of paving or other utilitarian forms where a professional artist organises and supervises the group to help in the creative process.

    Council believes that the Walkway will become a major tourist attraction for the area as well as serving as a model project in cultural development.