Northern Beaches Coast Walk - Public Art

Our breathtaking coastline has the potential to be a unique and memorable walking experience like no other, all the way from Manly to Palm Beach. We are identifying opportunities to explore our beach culture, history, the spectacular natural environment and local Aboriginal heritage through public art.

Our breathtaking coastline has the potential to be a unique and memorable walking experience like no other, all the way from Manly to Palm Beach. We are identifying opportunities to explore our beach culture, history, the spectacular natural environment and local Aboriginal heritage through public art.

  • What sort of public art do you want to see and experience along the coast?

    20 days ago

    Where are your favourite places along the Coast Walk?

    Share your ideas, comments and photos on the interactive map of where you would like to see public art along the walkway in the future and why these places are special to you?

    Comments on the interactive map close Sunday 30 September 2018

    Where are your favourite places along the Coast Walk?

    Share your ideas, comments and photos on the interactive map of where you would like to see public art along the walkway in the future and why these places are special to you?

    Comments on the interactive map close Sunday 30 September 2018

  • Help bring our Coast Walk to life through public art

    2 months ago

    Share your vision for the Northern Beaches Coast Walk and help us identify opportunities to explore our beach culture, our history, the spectacular natural environment and local Aboriginal heritage through public art.

    Come along to a pop-up session, 10am - 2pm:

    • Manly Beach Promenade - Saturday 21 July
    • Newport Beach - Sunday 22 July
    • Dee Why Beach - Sun 29 Jul

    Share your stories about the places you love and have your say or Complete a survey

    Comments and survey close Sunday 2 September

    Share your vision for the Northern Beaches Coast Walk and help us identify opportunities to explore our beach culture, our history, the spectacular natural environment and local Aboriginal heritage through public art.

    Come along to a pop-up session, 10am - 2pm:

    • Manly Beach Promenade - Saturday 21 July
    • Newport Beach - Sunday 22 July
    • Dee Why Beach - Sun 29 Jul

    Share your stories about the places you love and have your say or Complete a survey

    Comments and survey close Sunday 2 September
  • Coast Walk now and in the future?

    2 months ago

    Currently, there are more than 50 artworks installed along the coast, including murals and sculptures commissioned in the past. Some of these will stay, some may go as we establish a clear vision and a plan for creating a connected art experience along the Coast Walk.

    As key themes and sites are identified, we will begin the exciting process of creating artist’s briefs to commission new artworks for the community to embrace and enjoy.

    But, to truly celebrate and reflect this extraordinary coastal environment, we need a vision for Public Art along the Coast Walk. This vision needs to be informed by everyone, especially our very passionate and engaged creative community.

    That’s where you come in! Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ideas and thoughts and knowledge of special places to create the public art experience the Northern Beaches Coast Walk deserves.

    Currently, there are more than 50 artworks installed along the coast, including murals and sculptures commissioned in the past. Some of these will stay, some may go as we establish a clear vision and a plan for creating a connected art experience along the Coast Walk.

    As key themes and sites are identified, we will begin the exciting process of creating artist’s briefs to commission new artworks for the community to embrace and enjoy.

    But, to truly celebrate and reflect this extraordinary coastal environment, we need a vision for Public Art along the Coast Walk. This vision needs to be informed by everyone, especially our very passionate and engaged creative community.

    That’s where you come in! Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ideas and thoughts and knowledge of special places to create the public art experience the Northern Beaches Coast Walk deserves.
  • Northern Beaches Coast Walk

    2 months ago

    Alongside the new building work being done to connect sections of the walkway we’re now exploring ways to connect people and places along the Coast Walk through public art.

    The value of public art

    Public art can create powerful connections between communities and their places. Artworks that are deeply connected to the environment, that celebrate and reflect the cultural, social and historic significance of the coastal environment, will create a vibrant connection along the Coast Walk and a reason to walk from place to place.

    To make this new experience a distinctly unique and memorable one, we are asking for your help to develop a strategic plan for public art along the Coast Walk.

    Where are your special places along the Coast Walk? What are the important stories to tell? What sort of Public Art do you want to see and experience along the coast? These are all important questions.

    With your help we can identify the best opportunities to create an extraordinary experience from Manly to Palm Beach.

    Alongside the new building work being done to connect sections of the walkway we’re now exploring ways to connect people and places along the Coast Walk through public art.

    The value of public art

    Public art can create powerful connections between communities and their places. Artworks that are deeply connected to the environment, that celebrate and reflect the cultural, social and historic significance of the coastal environment, will create a vibrant connection along the Coast Walk and a reason to walk from place to place.

    To make this new experience a distinctly unique and memorable one, we are asking for your help to develop a strategic plan for public art along the Coast Walk.

    Where are your special places along the Coast Walk? What are the important stories to tell? What sort of Public Art do you want to see and experience along the coast? These are all important questions.

    With your help we can identify the best opportunities to create an extraordinary experience from Manly to Palm Beach.
  • Register your interest

    7 months ago

    We are developing a strategic plan for public art along the Coast Walk from Manly to Palm Beach. A Working Group for the project was established in December last year. Nine community members with strong artistic backgrounds from across the Northern Beaches are helping us to define a vision for the project and identify opportunities to commission artists to create a vibrant and connected trail of public art along the walkway.

    Please register your interest in the project to receive updates and further information.

    We are developing a strategic plan for public art along the Coast Walk from Manly to Palm Beach. A Working Group for the project was established in December last year. Nine community members with strong artistic backgrounds from across the Northern Beaches are helping us to define a vision for the project and identify opportunities to commission artists to create a vibrant and connected trail of public art along the walkway.

    Please register your interest in the project to receive updates and further information.

  • How to get involved

    9 months ago

    We welcome your ideas and thoughts about the Public Art Trail project.

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

    We welcome your ideas and thoughts about the Public Art Trail project.

    • Online
    • Email
    • In writing marked 'Public Art Trail' to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why 2099
  • Management of project

    2 months ago

    Nine community members from across the Northern Beaches, all with strong artistic backgrounds, have come together to form a working group, helping Council establish a vision and a plan for the project.

    We have engaged heritage experts to undertake a scoping study of the coastline to identify themes, concepts, opportunities and key locations for creative outcomes so we can commission artworks in this environmentally sensitive coastal area.

    View Working Group Summary Report #1 - December 2017

    Nine community members from across the Northern Beaches, all with strong artistic backgrounds, have come together to form a working group, helping Council establish a vision and a plan for the project.

    We have engaged heritage experts to undertake a scoping study of the coastline to identify themes, concepts, opportunities and key locations for creative outcomes so we can commission artworks in this environmentally sensitive coastal area.

    View Working Group Summary Report #1 - December 2017

  • Nominations for Working Group

    about 1 year ago

    We are forming a Working Group to advise Council on matters in relation to commissioning and acquiring public artworks for the Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

    Apply to join the Working Group

    Applications close Sunday 8 October 2017

    We are forming a Working Group to advise Council on matters in relation to commissioning and acquiring public artworks for the Coastal Walkway between Manly and Palm Beach.

    Apply to join the Working Group

    Applications close Sunday 8 October 2017

  • Background

    about 1 year ago

    On 27 June 2017 the Northern Beaches Council Administrator pledged $2 million over four years to create a public art trail along the Connected Communities - Coastal Walkway Project from Palm Beach to Manly. A Council project team and Community Working Group has been established to develop a strategy and framework to deliver high quality public artworks at various sites along the walkway that reflect the cultural, heritage and natural significance of the Northern Beaches coastline.

    The project team will manage the project delivery of the community engagement; site identification; commissioning; selection; acquisition; installation and maintenance of public artworks in accordance with the adopted strategy and framework.

    Extensive stakeholder engagement will be undertaken to inform the strategic direction and development of the project, including the establishment of a Public Art Trail Working Group (comprised of members of the local arts community) and a range of community engagement activities designed to capture the cultural, social, environmental and heritage significance of the walkway.

    On 27 June 2017 the Northern Beaches Council Administrator pledged $2 million over four years to create a public art trail along the Connected Communities - Coastal Walkway Project from Palm Beach to Manly. A Council project team and Community Working Group has been established to develop a strategy and framework to deliver high quality public artworks at various sites along the walkway that reflect the cultural, heritage and natural significance of the Northern Beaches coastline.

    The project team will manage the project delivery of the community engagement; site identification; commissioning; selection; acquisition; installation and maintenance of public artworks in accordance with the adopted strategy and framework.

    Extensive stakeholder engagement will be undertaken to inform the strategic direction and development of the project, including the establishment of a Public Art Trail Working Group (comprised of members of the local arts community) and a range of community engagement activities designed to capture the cultural, social, environmental and heritage significance of the walkway.