Good public art, design and architecture can create a unique community identity that informs the sense of place and creates iconic branding of the council area.
There are a number of impressive public art features placed throughout the Federation Council and the Federation community are passionate towards its ongoing development.
Public art is a big feature in the village or Morundah, with tree carvings and 'Toolbox'. This impressive horse sculpture was commissioned by the residents of Morundah to commemorate 100 years of both registered and bush picnic horse racing in the village. It was made by local artist Andrew Whitehead of Urana.
Urana is famous for its huge spider (second largest in the word!) which overlooks the town as it has crawled to the top of the water tower.
Corowa's graceful Brolgas are located at the top of the main street, further along the main street (mounted to the walls of Safeway) you find a large mural which was created by more than 80 artists with a passion for Corowa and the Murray River. There is also a beautiful Mural along the wall of the Federation Museum located in Mary Street. The History of Federation is scattered throughout Corowa and tells the story of Corowa's part in the formation of the State of Australia.
The images below from left to right are;
- Urana Spider.
- Sculpture mosaic created at the Corowa Community Garden.
- The Little Libraries project where students worked with an artist to create Little Libraries that have been placed in various locations throughout the Council area.
- Brolgas situated at the top of Sanger Street in Corowa.
The Federation Council Public Art Policy was created to respond to and reflect the community vision for Council’s existing and future public art works within the area.
It identifies vision, themes and procedures and guides the delivery of quality public art that reflects the aspirations of the people within the Federation Council area. The policy reflects current priorities and aspirations identified from within Council and with consideration of community consultation outcomes.