The Creative LAKE public art and sculpture trail, located along the foreshore of Lake Macquarie, features seven unique artworks by established Australian and international artists.
Spread out across the Warners Bay, Eleebana, Toronto and Belmont foreshores, the works have been designed to enhance the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery’s existing sculpture park and to provoke a fresh perspective on the lake, whether experienced by bike, car, boat or foot.
Of particular note is Sydney-based artist Alex Seton’s bronze deflated rubber lifeboat pool toy. This thought-provoking piece signifies both a toy for our privileged society as well as the flimsy means of transportation of desperate asylum seekers pursuing refuge on our shores, contrasting the myriad of experiences that can come from one simple object.
Other artists featured include Guan Wei, Guy Maestri, Naidee Changmoh and Antone Bruinsma.
On a lighter note, selfie opportunities have been provided for in the fun and interactive 3D floor murals on the foreshores of both Belmont and Toronto.
Creative LAKE is to set a precedent for a run of additional cultural offerings for both locals and tourists alike with two new experiences set to engage visitors. This includes the Lake Macquarie Tourism Cultural Trails combining highlights from the region ranging from historic sites right over to street art. In addition, a new, completely unique virtual reality experience detailing the lives of the region’s indigenous Awabakal people is available to experience.