Youth Art Creates Ripples At Potts Hill

There's a watery theme to two new works of public art at Potts Hill.

The ‘Ripple Edge’ artworks, which are part of the ‘Water Stories’ public art project, honour the role of Potts Hill Reservoir in supplying water to Sydney.

‘Water Stories’ explores contemporary attitudes to water from different cultural perspectives.

Art students from Birrong Girls High School worked with artist Joanne Saad to create designs around the theme of water.

The students’ work was developed into a continuous design and laser cut for installation on the seating in Jacobs Park on Cooper Road.

In nearby Canal Park, graphic designs printed on ceramic tiles were developed by artist Marian Abboud, who ran art and photography workshops with children from Karningul School to develop the designs.

‘The ‘Water Stories’ project celebrates local cultural themes and is a beautiful feature of the public domain,’ said Stuart McCowan, General Manager Inner/North Projects at UrbanGrowth NSW.

‘It has been a privilege to partner with the artists, students and staff at Birrong Girls High School and Karningul School, and Bankstown City Council to bring these works to fruition,’ he said.

Other water-themed art in Potts Hill includes ‘Aqua Profunda’ by Paul Johnson on Brunker Road and ‘Sluice’ by Warren Langley in Jacob Park.

The launch of the ‘Ripple Edge’ artworks brings the Potts Hill development to completion.

This award-winning UrbanGrowth NSW project delivered a masterplanned suburb of 450 new dwellings, including 32 affordable housing dwellings, as well as three parks, public open space and a business park in this south-western Sydney location.

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