Public art installation for Woonona Lane

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Haddon Lane, Woonona where a new public artwork installation will be installed. Picture: Google Streetview


A DRAB laneway in Woonona has been given a facelift with the installation of public artwork.

Wollongong City Council — in conjunction with local artists — has instigated the public art work in Haddon Lane.

Council’s manager community cultural and economic development, Sue Savage said the large artwork of the local Mistletoe Bird is part of a public art program which aims to create interesting and evocative spaces in public areas.

A second installation, “clinker boats”, has been placed on the shores of Lake Illawarra in Holborn Park, Berkeley.

“These works will help to inspire local residents as well as enhance the laneway in Woonona,” Ms Savage said.

“Council and the local communities have been working with the artists, Col Henry and Kane Horspool [Trait], on the design and placement of their works. The work in the laneway will help to make this area vibrant with a contemporary work showing a local wildlife.”

For more information on Public Artworks in the city visit Council’s website or call Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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