Community Input Wanted For Kilcunda Art

Public Meeting, Kilcunda Community Hall - Monday, 15 December from 5.30pm to 6.30pm


Bass Coast Shire Council and the Public Art Reference Committee is inviting the Kilcunda community to have input on designs for a public art project for the town.

Artists, Sarah Hicks and Bonnie Grant, from Bush Projects have been commissioned to create the public art titled Continuous Relic, which will be installed near the Old Railway Station site opposite the CFA Station and Community Hall.

Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the artists had created a concept design, but now wished to meet with the community to explain their ideas and receive input for the final design.

“Ms Hicks and Ms Grant understand the importance of the Kilcunda view and have created their concept with this in mind,” Cr Brown said.

“The proposed artwork will be a series of connected sculptural forms which echo the layered history of Kilcunda’s settlement, while also offering a platform for future gatherings and events.

“The sculpture outlines the familiar geometric shapes found within the surrounding coastal landscape, the historical industries of mining and rail yard infrastructure and agriculture, which will be outlined against the horizon.

“The site and themes were identified with representatives from the Kilcunda community earlier this year.”

A public meeting will be held at the Kilcunda Public Hall on Monday, 15 December, running from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.

Cr Brown said Council has a commitment to a public art program in Bass Coast.

“We’ve seen the Harmony Bells by Dr Anton Hazel installed in the Cowes Town Square and Bronze Yarns by David Murphy installed on the foreshore in Coronet Bay recently, and now it is Kilcunda’s turn to have a unique creation of its own.”