Art work sculpture for McKillop Park celebrates our First Nations People
The Northern Beaches Council hosted a public meeting for the community at the Harbord Diggers Club where they presented the winning art piece selected by the artist group Mili Mili to be installed later in the year at the headland point in the current McKillop Park.
With Australian Reconciliation Day just celebrated this Monday May 30 2022 this art work will be an addition to Aboriginal Australian Culture by becoming the home to the public art installation by Nicole Monks and the mili mili art team.
In 2021, Council commissioned First Nations public art team mili mili to create a new public artwork at McKillop Park on Freshwater’s headland as part of the Coast Walk Public Art program. mili mili is an established First Nations art and design studio co-founded by award winning artist and designer Nicole Monks.
This commission will be a gateway artwork for the Northern Beaches Coast Walk, and an iconic destination artwork for residents and visitors. Photos attached of the artist impression and concept design. The artwork, which is currently in Stage 4 – Finalised design and expected to be installed in late 2022, will respond to the natural environment, local history and contemporary communities of Freshwater and the Northern Beaches.
A group from the Friends of Freshwater both members and Comittee attended.
Council Plan showing Freshwater Headland and location for the installation of the art piece is for most easterly part of section 11 (noted below) by the end of the year.
Here is a short video of the winning artwork by Mil Mili to be installed.