Illawarra Placed Landscape / past / Crown St Mall / 03.18 Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Illawarra Placed Landscape (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Illawarra Placed Landscape (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Palm pole - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Palm pole 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, structural steel, irrigation system and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Forklift Rock (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Forklift Rock (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary (average weight 3 ton)
Carved sandstone
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Palm Seat (Church St) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Palm Seat (Church St) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Palm Seat (Church St) DETAIL - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Palm Seat (Church St) DETAIL 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Palm Seat (Church St) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Palm Seat (Church St) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Palm pole (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Palm pole (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, structural steel, irrigation system and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Palm Seat (Kembla Street) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Palm Seat (Kembla Street) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Palm Seat (Kembla Street) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Palm Seat (Kembla Street) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Landscape Playground 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground - Crown St Mall

Landscape Playground 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, soft rubber flooring, structural steel and other materials
Crown St Mall

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Landscape Playground 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, soft rubber flooring, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Landscape Playground (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, soft rubber flooring, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground (preliminary testing) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Landscape Playground (preliminary testing) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, soft rubber flooring, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Landscape Playground (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, soft rubber flooring, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Landscape Playground (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, soft rubber flooring, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Landscape Playground (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Landscape Playground (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary
Palm tree, carved sandstone, soft rubber flooring, structural steel and other materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Forklift Rock (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Forklift Rock (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary (average weight 3 ton)
Carved sandstone
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Forklift Rock (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Forklift Rock (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary (average weight 3 ton)
Carved sandstone
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Forklift Rock (installation view) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Forklift Rock (installation view) 2018

Dimensions vary (average weight 3 ton)
Carved sandstone
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Mike Hewson: Plan view layout of artwork - Crown Street Mall

Plan view layout of artwork 2018

Dimensions vary
Showing extent of artwork in pedestrian mall
Crown Street Mall

Mike Hewson: (Installation View) - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

(Installation View) 2018

Dimensions vary
Various materials
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

Info

Comprised of multiple elements across a 230-metre expanse of Crown Street Mall Wollongong, Hewson's artwork has been designed to physically and conceptually bring local natural elements into the urban cityscape. The work includes a 17-metre tall 'palm pole', palm seats, 42 no. 'forklift rocks' and a playground with three substantial rock formations quarried to order from Bundanoon Sandstone.

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I would like to say a special thanks to Troy Stratti of Bundanoon Sandstone who was an important collaborator and sponsor of the project, without his generous support the project could certainly not have happened. There were a number of other very generous contractors and consultants who donated time and materials to see this project materialise against signifcant odds - thank you so much for your support.

Mike