Public art

There are many artworks located in the Cairns Esplanade parklands and around the Lagoon.


Telescopus

'Telescopus' by Dominic Johns is a three-dimensional sculptural work which references the mangrove mud whelk that is common to the inter-tidal mudflats.

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Windblown Leaves

'Windblown Leaves' by Roland Nancarrow is a sculpture with a resilient 'new leaf' standing erect from windblown leaves at the base.

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Horizon Line

'Horizon Line' by Kevin Mayo is two large stainless steel sculptures in the shape of a boat standing on end, with human figures cut-out within the boat shape.

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The Woven Fish

Created for the Esplanade redevelopment in 2003, Brian Robinson inadvertently created the visual theme of the Cairns Esplanade.

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The Herd

Part of the 2003 Esplanade redevelopment, 'The Herd', by Hew Chee Fong and Loretta Noonan, is to resemble a herd heading out to sea.

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Butterflies

The artists were members of the Work for the Dole scheme under the tuition of Dominic Johns. The artworks are abstract Far North butterflies.

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Seasonal Line

'Seasonal Line', by Peter Thompson, is a horizontal coloured line constructed of tiles inlaid into architectural and landscape forms.

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Brass Plaques

Brian Robinson's brass plaques are set into the wall along the Lagoon Harbour Walk. The designs and motifs used are a part of Oceania.

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Penates

'Penates', by Clive Murray-White, is the portrait of an inconsistent idealist is a large marble sculpture located in Little Fogarty Park.

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Migration North

Brian Robinson's Cairns Esplanade sign totems are an entrance statement located at the northern end of the Cairns Esplanade.

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