Its physical environment contributes to the culture of the city, which is strongly linked to its maritime, heritage, environment, industry and lifestyle. The Council was an early adopter of a public art strategy, with a number of artworks commissioned including six along the Bay Trail, with a series of markers and interpretive panels that inform and celebrate its physical, cultural and social context.
The Council's Public Art collection comprises artworks located along the bike trails and coastal trail, and reserves.
Many of these works have been created by some of Australia's leading artists.
For further information call the Arts and Events department on 9932 1000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reunion, the new public art sculpture by Grant Finck, was officially launched at Laverton train station by Mayor Cr Tony Briffa on Thursday, 15th December 2011. Reunion describes the common forces that bring people into this place of meeting, departure and home coming. Each of the sculpture’s four pods are linked in some way, while maintaining separate characteristics.
Although of a monumental scale, Reunion has a delicate sense of balance and poise. Constructed from steel reinforced resin, it stands 4.5 metres, with bold organic curves that are the perfect foil for the surrounding geometric architecture.
Reunion was commissioned by the Department of Transport as part of the Train Stations as Creative Community Hubs (TSCCH) program which enabled the community to form a taskforce and as a result commission the artwork. Other TSCCH projects are at Mooroolbark and North Shore, Geelong stations.
Public Art Fact Sheets
Have you noticed a piece of art and wondered who it was made by or what it signifies? Public art fact sheets contain information about the public art in Hobsons Bay. If you would like information about a piece of public art and it is not available below, please contact the Arts and Events department on 9932 1000 or email: email@example.com.