District Council of Grant

You are here:  Home > The Waterfront Project - Public Artwork

The Waterfront Project - Public Artwork

Council has recently secured funding through Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s “Places for People” program to upgrade the Port MacDonnell foreshore, known as “The Waterfront”. The Waterfront brings to life the concepts, objectives and beliefs that have been identified through community and stakeholder consultation, aiming to improve both the quality of life for local residents and visitors, as well as enhancing the economic potential of the township. More information on this exciting project can be found here.

A significant element of The Waterfront is the inclusion of public art installation(s) as part of Stage 1 of the project. Accordingly, the District Council of Grant recently invited professional artists both locally and interstate to submit concepts for public artwork to be incorporated into The Waterfront, Port MacDonnell.

Submissions have been narrowed to the top three. Council is now seeking feedback and opinions from the community on which one of the three proposed artworks outlined below, they would like to see installed in the new Jetty Plaza, as part of the The Waterfront project.

Please take the time to vote for your favourite (note: only one vote per person is permitted).

Voting will remain open until close of business, Friday 1 December 2017. All submissions will be on public display at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex - 7 Charles Street, Port MacDonnell until the closing date.


A - Barry the Barrel 

Artist   Title Description Dimensions
Deon Howell

Barry the Barrel Blue Fin Tuna

Tuna made using recycled materials including tender boats/dinghies. Hot galv dipped, two pack painted, H iron frame bolted to concrete foundations, with the cut-up boats then attached to form the shape of the tuna.

6M High

 Barry the Barrel



















 B - Bronze Fisherman


Title Description Dimensions
Gillie and Marc

Bronze Sculpture of a Southern Rock Lobster Fisherman returning from fishing

Bronze including lobster, pots and fishing gear - Can add extra pieces at later date if more funding available

Standing 1.65M

Bronze Figure

C - Limestone 

Artist Title Description Dimensions
Sam Wass

Seal Family

Limestone collection of a seal family carved in limestone on limestone base and sealed with Cementaid Silicone S50. (hard exterior and waterproof finish to maintain colour of stone).

height range 0.7 – 1.7M
length range 1.3 – 2M
width range 1 – 1.5M

Limestone Seals












Please complete the form below to have your say and vote on your preferred piece of public artwork to be incorporated into The Waterfront Project.

* Mandatory Field

The Waterfront Project - Artwork
First Name*
Last Name*
If you see this, leave this form field blank.

Services Guide