Honeysuckle West Public Art Strategy
Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC), 2022
Honeysuckle West is a new vibrant precinct delivering new public spaces for the Newcastle community and its visitors. Honeysuckle West seeks to Celebrate the Past, Look to the Future and celebrate Diversity of Place
Public Art will be integrated into its public spaces - the waterfront promenade, plazas, street, lanes and corridors, embedding the precinct’s history, stories and culture into its urban fabric.
Honeysuckle West are the final lands to be transformed within Honeysuckle and is located at the western end of the precinct, adjacent to the Newcastle Interchange. There are two components to Honeysuckle West - the public domain lands and Honeysuckle HQ which will be privately developed. The former Wickham School of Arts building is located within Honeysuckle and it is listed in the Newcastle Local Environment Plan (LEP) as a heritage item with local significance.
ARTSCAPE was engaged by Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) to prepare a Public Art Strategy for Honeysuckle West. The strategy draws together past strategies and shapes a consolidated and straight forward vision to guide and implement public art for the precinct to express its history and future vision.
ARTSCAPE undertook Aboriginal engagement to identify opportunities for art to embed in the physical and cultural fabric of the precinct. Three Indigenous artworks are currently being curated and managed by ARTSCAPE for the public foreshore area.
Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC)
Public Art Framework
The Design Partnership