New public art at The Ponds
Two unique new public art features have been installed at The Ponds community in Western Sydney. ‘Subirdia’ by Western Sydney artist Regina Walter explores the relationship between birds and the urban environment. The design draws inspiration from surrounding homes and features design elements from the project design guidelines, including solar panels that power the artwork lights at night. The sculpture is designed to be witty and thought provoking for residents of all ages.
The ‘Knowledge Tree’ sculpture by Aboriginal artist Chris Edwards is the latest addition on Peel Reserve. Reflecting on the Aboriginal heritage of The Ponds, artist Chris Edwards said, “The ancient knowledge trees were highly regarded by Aboriginal peoples. Under their branches was the traditional place for learning and knowledge sharing. Each circle represents tribes meeting to exchange knowledge, understanding of the land and trade resources. Today’s community can come together and unite, exchange knowledge, enjoy culture and country.”
Both artworks are part of the water-themed public art program delivered by Urban Growth NSW.
About The Ponds:
One of NSW’s newest suburbs and the fastest selling project in Australia, The Ponds is a testament to UrbanGrowth NSW’s capacity to deliver a world class masterplanned suburb to create a thriving community. The Ponds won 12 industry awards, including the coveted title of ‘most advantaged suburb’ by ABS, and is a million.