Tag: Public Art

Calembeen Park Creswick

Calambeen Park has two beautiful lakes that are home to birdlife and displays of waterlilies. It was once the town’s Chinese camp in the goldmining days, now you can visit the park for walking, cycling, swimming, fishing and a favourite of locals and visitors alike, the now restored dive tower.

Calambeen Park is home to the public art piece ‘My Dearest’, which can be found by taking the walking trail around the lake.

Public Art – ‘My Dearest’

"My Dearest", otherwise known as the giant cup and ball is located in Calembeen Park, Creswick and was completed in late 2016.

It is made from concrete and polyurethane by artist, Mark Cuthbertson. The work resembles a cup and ball child's toy. "My Dearest" references the hardship and loss within families of the gold rush era. The artwork is a symbolic gesture of a sentimental item or cherished keep sake to provoke ideas of connection, loss and memories of the past.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

‘The Cottage’ Public Art

"Cottage" was completed in 2015 at Lake Daylesford by local, Glenlyon artist, Jason Waterhouse.

The artwork is made of decorative, hand-wrought iron inspired by patterns that can be seen around the town of Daylesford. "Cottage" draws on the architecture of miner's cottages during the gold rush era. It seeks to remind us of the historical foundations of modern Daylesford.

Take the short stroll from Lake Daylesford, past Central Springs Mineral Reserve to discover this hidden gem.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Stony Creek Reserve

This community managed park is a great space to take a wander after a meal at the nearby main street of Trentham and pack a picnic to enjoy near the creek or in the shade of the tall trees throughout the reserve. The Trentham skate park is also located within the reserve and it great for kids of all ages. The Wombat Trail passes through this reserve.

The newly installed public art work can be explored on your adventures through this park.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Inter-stelae | Trentham Public Art

Inter-stelae is a monument to cultural presence on an ancient landscape, acknowledging that the site on which it sits is imbued with layers of cultural history and memory. It is a memorial that allows for a re-imagining of the natural environment and an appreciation of a land that is always bigger and older than its occupants.

Artist: Michael Needham
Title: Inter-stelae (monument)
Date constructed: 2017
Materials: concrete, steel

  • Open all hours

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