Corinella artwork will be a ‘Shape of Nature’


Installation of the new public artwork at Harold Hughes Reserve, Corinella has commenced.

The artist will be working on site from Monday, 7 May 2018 for approximately 6 weeks to install the artwork in the Reserve.

The artwork, titled ‘Shape of Nature’, was selected by a panel of local community members in December last year.

The panel included representatives from Corinella Ratepayers and Residents Association, Corinella Foreshore Committee of Management, Corinella and District Community Centre, Corinella and District Community Art Show, business owners, The Edge Of Us, Cr Ellis and Cr Le Serve.

‘Shape of Nature’ celebrates the identity of Corinella from past to present and will provide distinctive shade and shelter for residents and visitors alike.

The local artist, Joe Donohue, explained that the artwork will be made of hardwood timber and steel to blend in with the environment at Harold Hughes Reserve.

“My sculpture amplifies the shape of a folding curve, perceived by many as the shape of nature; such as bird’s wing, the wake from a fishing boats bow, the shape of wind twisting, the rolling of a wave onto the Corinella shore,” Mr Donohue said.  

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained the artwork has been funded by the Council’s Public Art program.

“It’s wonderful to have a program dedicated to investing in public artwork across the Shire,” Cr Rothfield said.

“Public artwork enhances the experience of a space for all who pass through, residents and visitors alike. Over time they become a part of the landcape, developing into iconic artworks, or memorable sculptures, integrated into the community and our memories of that place.”

The artwork will be installed in the western corner of the park near the existing playspace. As such, one piece of equipment will be removed.

Importantly Council will be working with the community to plan for the design of a new playspace in 2018/19.