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Public Art

Logan has a growing collection of public artworks throughout the city. Public artworks are commissioned to enhance and enrich the visual appearance, sense of civic identity and general liveability of the City of Logan and its environs.

Public art opportunity

Logan City Council is seeking submissions from artists who are interested in developing public artworks for Kingston Butter Factory (KBF) which is undergoing redevelopment.

A number of potential artwork opportunities are available:
1. Artwork design incorporated into the interior floor
2. Artwork design incorporated into or applied to the external pathways
3. Factory stories that recycle or repurpose heritage materials to incorporate into the internal fitout and design
4. Lighting installations
5. Feature pieces of furniture and/or aspects of fit out for hub
6. Interactive public artwork that doubles as play equipment. e.g. music park, climbing structure
7. Wall treatments.

Council is seeking submissions  from interested artists (do not send designs at this stage) who would like to be considered for the project and have a connection with the Logan area.

Submissions for the project will be reviewed by a public art panel from Logan City Council. It is hoped that several artists will be selected to develop concept designs for the KBF for which they will be paid a fee.

Interested artists are invited to attend an information session on Thursday 2 May at 2.00pm on site at the Kingston Butter Factory, Milky Way, Kingston.

To make a submission to this project, please send in the following information:
* Your name
* Address
* Phone number
* Email
* Whether you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
* Past experience as an artist or CV
* Indicate which opportunity you are interested in developing
* Attach photos of at least two examples of your work, between 300KB and 1MB each.

Email this information to by Monday 6 May 2019 (midnight)

See the 'fly through' of KBF. For more information, please telephone (07) 3412 5128.

Public art and heritage trails

Find out more about the arts, culture and heritage in the City of Logan by downloading our public art and heritage trail maps. View online or print out the Logan Village to Beenleigh   (PDF 5552 KB) , Greenbank to Veresdale   (PDF 5150 KB) , Logan Central to Kingston   (PDF 2361 KB) , Underwood to Eagleby   (PDF 2520 KB) or Browns Plains to Meadowbrook   (PDF 3297 KB)maps, or use the new interactive map to plan your trip.

What does public art do?

Public art can:

  • Emphasise the unique qualities and 'sense of place' of Logan's public spaces
  • Raise community appreciation of the value and benefits of the arts as a part of our everyday lives in both Natural and built environments
  • Raise awareness of Logan as a place of artistic innovation and stimulate interest and development in the creative industries for the region
  • Provide employment and high level professional opportunities for Logan's artists, craftsworkers and designers
  • Celebrate Logan City's cultural diversity and heritage, and revitalise the experience and appreciation of public spaces
  • Encourage and facilitate a friendly and stimulating cultural dialogue within the community
  • Enhance the sense of community ownership, civic pride and regional cultural identity
  • Help consolidate Logan as a city recognised nationally for its vitality and liveability, and its commitment to promoting and recognising cultural distinctiveness

Recently completed public art projects

 John Coleman, Butterfly books, 2016

John Coleman
Butterfly books 2016
Polycarbonate and acrylic sheet, aluminium, electrical components, 316 stainless steel, sand blasted concrete

'Butterfly books' are books that change your life. They are the small but essential building blocks that shaped you to become who you are. They are in this sense like the concept of the flapping butterfly wing in chaos theory that sets in motion a chain of events that causes a tornado on the other side of the world. You usually don't recognise their significance until you look back and realise that, without that book, all that followed would never have happened. This work celebrates books and recognises their significance in our lives. This project was supported by funds from Division 5, Logan City Council.

Location: Marsden Library, Chambers Flat Road, Marsden

Jacques van der Merwe, Gallipoli's mirage, 2015

Jacques van der Merwe
Gallipoli's mirage 2015
Epoxy paint on laser cut steel

Gallipoli's mirage is located at Greenbank RSL and commemorates the Centenary of Gallipoli. It depicts the moment when Australian and New Zealand troops first landed on the beach at Anzac Cove in April 1915. Each component of the artwork has been created individually and the entire image is revealed when viewed at a distance. This project was supported by funds from Division 7, Logan City Council and the Greenbank RSL.

Location: Greenbank RSL, Anzac Avenue, Greenbank

Cr Lutton and students from Woodridge State High School 

Robyn Pell, Visual Art students Mortasa Hussaini, Shelby Johnstone, Modivo-Sakai Nakachi and Kamere Pasa, and teachers of Woodridge State High School Jeanie Macnamara, Kristina Hall and Genevieve Staines
Station Road banners 2013
Digital print on vinyl

Designer Robyn Pell worked with year 9 Visual Art students and teachers from Woodridge State High School to develop four banners that signify the strength and unity of the youth of Logan. The students developed their own symbols, patterns and images in class which were then combined into four distinct banner designs. The banners include floral emblems and abstract patterns representing students' different nationalities, maps of the school catchment area and a striking turtle. Hidden among the bold and colourful patterns is a 'secret' kangaroo in one of the banners. This project was supported by funds from Division 2, Logan City Council.

Location: Station Road, Woodridge

 Cr Lutton and artists Isaac Patmore and Robyn Pell

Robyn Pell, Isaac Patmore, Vikki Kindermann and students from the Intensive Language Class, Woodridge State High School
Logan Gardens mosaics 2014
Hand painted ceramic tiles

In December 2013 students from the Intensive Language Class, Woodridge State High School worked with artists Robyn Pell, Isaac Patmore and Vikki Kindermann to create six mosaic designs based on the unique aspects of their culture and the flora and fauna of their homeland region. The cultural and geographic areas represent Burma, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Thailand, Eastern Africa and Central Africa. The student's designs were then hand painted onto clay tiles and, with the assistance of Monte Lupo Arts, fired and installed in Logan Gardens in 2014. The mosaics join several other mosaics in the gardens that celebrate the cultural diversity of Logan. This project was supported by funds from Division 2, Logan City Council.

Location: Logan Gardens, Civic Parade, Logan Central