Goodwood Road Art Projects

Four new public arts projects are on display along Goodwood Road. The projects are part of the 2017 Goodwood Road Streetscape Upgrade. Over 15 artists and numerous community individuals and organisations have contributed to shaping and producing these artworks.

Download the free self-guided walking tour app Goodwood Road Streetscape Artworks to go on a journey of all the artworks on Goodwood Road. 
 

In the Groove

Artists Clancy Warner and Sarah-Jane Cook were commissioned to create permanent artworks which fit into ‘the grooves’ of 18 seat/planter units along Goodwood Road. Evoking the heritage, people, environment, spirit and aspirations of the Goodwood community, these unique brass, wood and ceramic sculptures take us on a diverse art trail along Goodwood Road.

Photos: Sam Oster/ Silvertrace

  • Indigenous History
    Indigenous History
     

    Artists:
    Clancy Warner and Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Indigenous History
    Medium: Bronze, ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: This panel represents the Indigenous history of the area. The Kaurna are the original people of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains. The area now occupied by the city, parklands and surrounding suburbs is called Tarntanya (red kangaroo place); and was the heart of Kaurna country. The kangaroo paw prints on all of the panels represents the constant connection to country as well as the different paths people have chosen to take.
  • Local Flora
    Local Flora
     

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Local Flora
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: Local native flora of the area and of South Australia.
  • Diversity of Culture
    Diversity of Culture
     

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Diversity of Culture
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: This panel represents some of the diverse cultures and age groups found in the Goodwood area.
  • Fauna and Local Bird Life
    Fauna and Local Bird Life
     

    Artist:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: Fauna and Local Bird Life
    Medium: Wood and bronze

    Artist statement: Magpies are the songbirds of the Australian neighbourhoods. In some Australian Aboriginal lore, the symbolism and meaning of the magpie is associated to “motherly love”, “protection” and “provision”.
  • For the Future
    For the Future
     

    Artist:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: For the Future
    Medium: Wood and bronze

    Artist statement: Hoping for a sustainable future with fresh air, clean creeks and plenty of sunshine for solar power.
  • Coffee Culture
    Coffee Culture
     

    Artist:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: Coffee Culture
    Medium: Bronze and wood

    Artist statement: What is life without coffee…
  • Books and Library
    Books and Library
     

    Artist:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: Books and Library
    Medium: Wood and bronze

    Artist statement: Bronze books depicting mainly Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors. Most well worth a read!
  • Local Gardens and Nature
    Local Gardens and Nature
     

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Local Gardens and Nature
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: Represents some of the plants, flowers and birds of the area in local gardens.
  • Heritage and History
    Heritage and History
     

    Artist:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: Heritage and History
    Medium: Wood and bronze

    Artist statement: The Unley Council area was originally full of Red Gum trees and had 3 creeks.
  • Sport and Recreation
    Sport and Recreation
     

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Sport and Recreation
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: Focusing on the community and culture of sport and physical activity centred around the local Unley Swimming Pool.
  • Pets and Community
    Pets and Community
     

    Artists:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: Pets and Community
    Medium: Wood and bronze

    Artist statement: Dogs are such a part of the family and community; this panel was based on my 17-year old dog Amelia who passed away shortly before the panel was installed so it has become a bit of a memorial.
  • Local Backyard Gardens
    Local Backyard Gardens
     

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Local Backyard Gardens
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: This panel depicts the fruit and vegetables grown in the local backyard gardens by community members. It also references fruit and vegetables brought to Australia and made popular by migrants (such as the pomegranate).
  • Music, Dance and Theatre
    Music, Dance and Theatre
     

    Artist:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: Music, Dance and Theatre
    Medium: Wood and bronze

    Artist statement: Movement and music; such a must for all communities. References the local dance school and theatre in Goodwood.
  • Community Gardens
    Community Gardens
     

    Artists:
    Clancy Warner and Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Community Gardens
    Medium: Bronze, ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: Communities that work together to help feed each other are communities that survive and thrive.
  • Local Business
    Local Business
     

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Local Business
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: This panel references the contribution of some of the local businesses past and present in Goodwood and its community.
  • Family and Community
    Family and Community
     

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Family and Community
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: This panel depicts an adult holding the hand of a young child and represents the family in all its different contemporary manifestations.
  • Children
    Children
     

    Artists:
    Sarah-Jane Cook with Jasper, Scarlett and Elodie Jokela

    Title: Children
    Medium: Ceramic and wood

    Artist statement: Assisted by local children Jasper, Scarlett and Elodie Jokela, this panel depicts the hopes and joys of children in the area and at the local Goodwood Primary School.
  • Transportation
    Transportation
     

    Artist:
    Clancy Warner

    Title: Transportation
    Medium: Wood and bronze

    Artist statement: Bicycle to support exercise, green transport, fitness, health and happiness.

Niche Market

10 artists were selected to create temporary artworks to be installed in 10 other seat/ planter units. Congratulations to artists Andrew McGowan, Anthea Fogarty, Cynthia Schwertsik, Helen Sherriff, Lillian Fellner, Nancy Downes, Rosana Cohen, Sarah-Jane Cook, Violet Cooper and Virginia Paterson for their works of art.

Photos: Sam Oster/ Silvertrace

  • Peep Show
    Peep Show  

    Artist:
    Violet Cooper

    Title: Peep Show
    Medium: Mixed media mosaic sculpture
     

    Artist statement: I just love the buildings along this strip of Goodwood Road, my all-time favourite being the Capri. I am thrilled that this precious building is still in use and being maintained in its original glory. Too often old buildings are destroyed in favour of crappy new badly built stuff, so hurrah for the Capri, my inspiration for this piece. If you peep inside this tiny installation you will see they are screening a fascinating film about flamingos. You've missed the pop up organ show, sorry.
  • Twisting Trees
    Twisting Trees  

    Artist:
    Lilian Fellner

    Title: Twisting Trees
    Medium: Copper wire
     

    Artist statement: Take a moment to stop and look up, then down, next time you pass under a gum tree growing along the side of the road. Notice the sunlight falling through the branches, then the pattern of leaves upon the ground. Note the colours, the textures, the smells. I have captured a fragment of this in my artwork. So sit on a bench along Goodwood Road – look and see for yourself.
  • Venus of Goodwood
    Venus of Goodwood  

    Artist:
    Andrew McGowan

    Title: Venus of Goodwood
    Medium: Clay and resin
     

    Artist statement: My statuette is based the original Venus of Willendorf statuette unearthed in 1908 and believed to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BC. There is much debate regards the purpose and theme of the original artwork. I hope my Venus of Goodwood can refuel discussion on art’s role in society, beauty, womanhood, body image etc. in a light-hearted way.
  • Celebrating Our Diversity
    Celebrating Our Diversity  

    Artist:
    Virginia Paterson

    Title: Celebrating Our Diversity
    Medium: Aluminium flashing and nail polish
     

    Artist statement: Virginia's art is concerned with inclusivity and acceptance of diversity. Her work offers her the opportunity to reflect on the major issues in her life. This tiny sculpture is of people living in Australia. My aim is to celebrate the diversity in Australia and the Unley community and I hope that audiences will enjoy the colours and whimsical fun in the pieces.
  • Providence
    Providence  

    Artist:
    Helen Sherriff

    Title: Providence
    Medium: Ceramic mosaic, clay and resin
     

    Artist statement: My work celebrates family traditions and hospitality. I used my inherited biscuit cutters to make gingerbread shapes presented on a mosaic plate. The kangaroo, flying bird and Scottie dog ‘biscuits’ together suggest a story of reconciliation. The serving hand reminds of our providing Heavenly Father and also acknowledges family cooks – usually mothers – who keep cultural traditions alive and who, through sharing, make peace.
  • Niche Market Artwork
    Niche Market Artwork  

    Artist:
    Sarah-Jane Cook

    Title: Niche Market Artwork
    Medium: Ceramic and wood
     

    Artist statement: This work depicts a moment on a local street in Goodwood. The kids are playing and trying to catch the escaped chicken. The neighbours are watching on in amusement, surprise and animation. Based on a local family and their neighbours.
  • Hello
    Hello  

    Artist:
    Rosana Cohen

    Title: Hello
    Medium: Ceramics
     

    Artist statement: The art work that I designed and made for the Niche Art Project on Goodwood Road was intended to be heart felt, fun, and appeal to the broad and diverse community of the Goodwood/Unley region. It is inclusive of the many different cultures living and visiting the area with a “hello” in as many different languages possible carved into a clay heart that is partially obscured by a rainbow heart mobile that represents the LGBTI community.
  • Lost & Found
    Lost & Found  

    Artist:
    Cynthia Schwertsik

    Title: Lost & Found
    Medium: Found objects and matching words
     

    Artist statement: The mundane plastic rubble we churn through so quickly is in my focus, this material that represents our fast pace as a newly coloured landscape. I turn the waste to imagination and meditate on convenience and agency. My intention is to bring awareness to the way we manoeuvre through our busy days, to see where grand ideas cross path with the everyday bustle and hustle.
  • Glowing Moon
    Glowing Moon  

    Artist:
    Anthea Fogarty

    Title: Glowing Moon
    Medium: Ceramic tile mosaic
     

    Artist statement: I was inspired by the beautiful architecture on Goodwood Road. I thought that a good way to reflect the character of Goodwood Road was by looking at the history that we can see every time we use the road. By using glow in the dark tiles, I could light the windows and create a glowing moon. The soft lighting mimics the warmth and ambience of the familiar, of home, because these are the feelings I experience while in the area.
  • Cartwheel (high voltage)
    Cartwheel (high voltage)  

    Artist:
    Nancy Downes

    Title: Cartwheel (high voltage)
    Medium: Acrylic and ACM
     

    Artist statement: This work seeks to highlight simple yet nuanced ‘everyday’ human phenomena, using the cartwheel as an expression of joy and transformative moments of connection. The generative nature of the cartwheel is broken down in to simple layers which are repeated through the reflective nature of surrounding materials. In this way, the cartwheel is multiplied, magnified and supplied seemingly a ‘voltage’ of its own - an exuberance that extends beyond the physical surface of the sculpture.

Welcome Mat

A series of individual art designs created by Ellen Schlobohm and fabricated and installed by Creative Pavements and MPS Paving Systems Australia will enliven six intersections along Goodwood Road bringing a whole new meaning to street art in Adelaide!

Photos: Sam Oster/ Silvertrace

  • Florence Street
    Florence Street  

    Artist:
    Ellen Schlobohm

    Title: Florence Street
    Medium: Duratherm
     

    Artist statement: For me, libraries represent community. Each day people from all walks of life trundle through them, whether it is to grab a book, use the computer or attend storytime. Libraries are vibrant and full of life. I hope my artwork not only celebrates this great public place but rekindles a love of reading in everyone who drives over it!
  • Rosa Street
    Rosa Street  

    Artist:
    Ellen Schlobohm

    Title: Rosa Street
    Medium: Duratherm
     

    Artist statement: The tree is reflective of the growth of Goodwood as well as its longevity. Goodwood Road is a historical part of Adelaide with a strong sense of community. The art also ties into the local environment and reflects the beautiful and iconic trees of Goodwood Primary School.
  • Lily Street
    Lily Street  

    Artist:
    Ellen Schlobohm

    Title: Lily Street
    Medium: Duratherm
     

    Artist statement: This street celebrates the rich culinary experiences Goodwood has to offer. Goodwood Road provides the perfect backdrop for a catch up with friends or family, a lazy weekend breakfast or a romantic dinner date. The cuisine on offer is diverse and delectable and brings together both locals and tourists.
  • Gilbert Street
    Gilbert Street  

    Artist:
    Ellen Schlobohm

    Title: Gilbert Street
    Medium: Duratherm
     

    Artist statement: The Capri Theatre is an iconic site that conjures feelings of nostalgia for family outings, first dates and so much more. The art features stars and film strips in celebration of this historical piece of Goodwood that continues to bring joy to all around.
  • Victoria Street
    Victoria Street  

    Artist:
    Ellen Schlobohm

    Title: Victoria Street
    Medium: Duratherm
     

    Artist statement: The artwork uses an abstract pattern inspired by ideas of sound and music. Music has a beautiful way of bringing people together. The Goodwood Institute certainly does that by hosting a range of events including music, theatre and dance. Places like this bring cultural richness to our communities and deserve to be celebrated.
  • Surrey Street
    Surrey Street  

    Artist:
    Ellen Schlobohm

    Title: Surrey Street
    Medium: Duratherm
     

    Artist statement: If you meander down Surrey Street you will come to find The Goody Patch and the inspiration for this design. A fantastic community garden which promotes environmental sustainability, community connections and provides locals with an opportunity to get their hands in the dirt!

Post It

Post It is an ongoing project which is looking for individuals and groups to submit images which will engage, intrigue, amuse and even challenge members of the public.

We’re looking for drawings, paintings, original artworks, photos, or designs which express what makes Goodwood special. Check out our first rolling curated community art ‘pin-up board’ on the banner poles on the side streets of Goodwood Road.

Thanks to our first set of participants: Capri Cinema, Cathy Heptinstall, Joe Maniscalco, Richard Maurovic, Studio Flamenco, Sally Findlay and Ian Buckland.

Photos: Sam Oster/ Silvertrace

  • Goodwood Shoes | Stobie Pole Art
    Top image
    Goodwood Shoes and Stobie Pole Art  

    Artist:
    Joseph Maniscalco

    Title: Goodwood Shoes
    Medium: Photography
     

    Artist statement: This image was from a series of shots I took wandering round my local neighbourhood. The image captures the colour and history (both build form and cultural) of the suburb and serves as a marker of a point in time in the area and some of the institutions and characters (including Goodwood Shoes and Waste not Want not) that once formed part of Goodwood.

    Bottom image

    Artist:
    Devi and Vaughan

    Photo: Ian Buckland
    Medium: Photography of stobie pole art
  • Capri 1941 External | Cloudy Day in Goodwood
    Top image
    Capri 1941 Exterior and Cloudy Day in Goodwood  

    Artist:
    D Darian Smith

    Title: Capri 1941 External
    Medium: Photograph
     

    Photo provided by: Rob Jordan, Capri Theatre

    Bottom image

    Artist:
    Richard Maurovic

    Title: Cloudy Day in Goodwood
    Medium: Painting
     
  • Holland family of Florence St Goodwood circa 1900 | Artists’ Acknowledgement
    Top image
    Holland family of Florence St Goodwood circa 1900 and Artists’ Acknowledgement  

    Artist:
    Cathy Heptinstall

    Title: Holland family of Florence St Goodwood circa 1900
    Medium: Photography
     

    Artist statement: This photo represents the resilience of my forebears (greengrocers of Goodwood and Forestville). They lived in Florence St. from 1892 for several decades. Pictured in their backyard are Irish migrant, Terence Holland, and Alberton born, Margaret O'Malley, seven of their ten children, her father and sister. After Margaret's death (1907) and Terry's (1918), the children remained together in Florence St., supporting each other, working and contributing in many ways to the local community.

    Bottom image

    Artists’ Acknowledgement
  • Capri Theatre | Cobbler Pete
    Top image
    Capri Theatre and Cobbler Pete  

    Artist:
    Sally Arnold

    Title: Capri Theatre
    Medium: Painting
     

    Bottom image

    Artist:
    Joseph Maniscalco

    Title: Cobbler Pete
    Medium: Photography

    Artist statement: This image was from a series of shots I took wandering round my local neighbourhood. The image captures the colour and history (both build form and cultural) of the suburb and serves as a marker of a point in time in the area and some of the institutions and characters (in this case Cobbler Pete) that once formed part of Goodwood.
  • Untitled | Welcome Tiles
    Top image
    Untitled and Welcome Tiles  

    Artist:
    Studio Flamenco

    Title: Untitled
    Medium: Photography
     

    Bottom image

    Title: Welcome Tiles
    Photograph by: Ian Buckland
  • Stobie Pole Art | Capri 1941 Exterior
    Top image
    Stobie Pole Art and Capri 1941 Exterior  

    Artist:
    Deby Vaughan

    Photo: Ian Buckland
    Medium: Photography of stobie pole art
     

    Bottom image

    Artist:
    D Darian Smith

    Medium: Photograph
    Photo provided by: Rob Jordan, Capri Cinema

Walking Tour

Goodwood Road Streetscape Artworks is a free self-guided walking tour app, which will take you on a journey of all the artworks on Goodwood Road. 
 
To install the app, download izi.TRAVEL from the App Store on your phone. Work your way through the introduction and go to 'all guides' at the bottom of the screen to reveal Goodwood Road Streetscape Artworks. Please explore our other two walking tour apps Discover Historic Unley and Discover Historic Goodwood.