Public Art in Mosman Park – Rediscovered!
The Town of Mosman Park is inviting residents and visitors to rediscover its treasure trove of public art – featuring both well-known local landmarks including the Dragonfly sculpture by renowned artist and sculptor Ben Juniper - and new additions to the visual landscape. Dragonfly is presently being refurbished and will be reinstalled shortly.
The Town’s new online gallery and map will remind locals about treasures that are well known – including their colourful history, but that may not be well known to those new to Mossie.
Local treasures include artworks created by some of WA’s most reputable artists such as Greg James, Anne Neil, Toogarr Morrison, Tony Jones, Nic Compton, and Ben Juniper (mentioned above).
A walking art tour of Mosman Park has been created so that visitors can meander around the Town, discovering the installations as they go; and the travel route takes in some of Mosman Park’s most stunning human-made (as well as natural) beauty.
Mayor of the Town of Mosman Park, Ron Norris, said he was glad that the important work of photographing and monitoring these important local art installations was underway, and has invited residents and members of the general public to get out and about and enjoy these creations for themselves.
“There is still work to do in this space,” Mayor Norris said, “as our Dragonfly will soon be reinstalled in its rightful place following efforts to improve the sculpture’s concrete platform. This work also coincides with the installation of Tony Jones’ sculpture at Chidley Point early next week. We, as the custodians of these treasures, will continue to do the important work of preserving them on behalf of the community and sharing them with art lovers locally and from further afield.”
An online gallery of these works and a guide to these treasures is available here.