Major Sculpture Proposed for Dorrigo

A concept design for a major sculpture in Dorrigo is being exhibited for community consultation.

The sculpture is being funded by a local philanthropist who has generously offered to gift it as a work of public art for the community.

The concept design can be viewed at Council libraries, online via Council’s Create engagement portal and at Council’s Bellingen Administration Building.

Copies of the concept design will also be forwarded to businesses and residences in the commercial area of the northern end of Hickory Street, Dorrigo.

The concept design called ‘Water Cloud’ was selected as the best design after being assessed by a selection panel including the local philanthropist, the President of Dorrigo Chamber of Commerce, artist Peter Mortimore, Arts Council of the Dorrigo President and artist Richard Rees, award winning local sculptor Sandra Pitkin, award winning local visual artist Chris Hundt and Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King.

The public art designers needed to provide a design that would:

  1. Provide a visual attraction for pedestrians and motorists
  2. Contribute to social sustainability and town activation
  3. Visually communicate the commemorate stories of the Shire
  4. Display high quality fabrication techniques and craftsmanship

This is the type of sculpture envisaged in Council’s 2014 Public Art plan and the concept design features lighting to enable the sculpture to be seen at night.

Community consultation on the concept design will be open until Wednesday 8 January 2020 and for further information contact Council’s Manager Community Wellbeing, Alison Pattinson PH 6655 7300.