Type: Public Art Location: Cabarita Beach, NSW Client: Tweed Shire Council
Rock Hopping is an artwork that celebrates the landscape and the community of Cabarita Beach and Bogangar. The artwork was inspired by the local landscape and memory of summer holidays; rock hopping and discovering the treasures of the coast and the sea among the rock pools and crevices of this beautiful landscape.
The project included collaboration with a local writer, historian and aboriginal artist and drawing workshops with local school children. Writing, drawings and local facts were carved into the surface of a group of 5 shaped basalt stones. The shapes of these stones were inspired by the rocky shoreline and prominent headland. The artwork, commissioned by Tweed Shire Council, was integrated into a new streetscape treatment for the town centre. A simple and restrained artwork including community and cultural elements played an important place making role and is enjoyed by locals and visitors.