Dee Why Public Art Installations



A place for everyone by Geebs

“The idea behind the concept for Dee Why comes from the diversity of cultures, for all this time living on the Northern Beaches – we’ve lost count of how many people we meet that lived in Dee Why, it’s a place for everyone. For us, the representation of multi-cultures can only be defined by their own characteristics, South Americans and their particular traditions, Indians and their beautiful colours and original outfits, Asians and their rich cuisine, Islanders and their strong presence – Dee Why has it all! Every time the B-Line stops at Dee Why, you can see all this diversity in one single queue, waiting for the bus and ready for another day in Sydney.”

Gillie and Debbie, are a creative couple based in Sydney with over 10 years of experience with graffiti art, illustration and animation. Their style is heavily inspired by classical 50's animation, tattoo art and low brow culture! Seen on homes, shops and streets across Sydney, their work is inspired by wildlife and urban themes using bright colours, striking design and locational inspiration. https://www.geebsart.com




Journeys by ESEM Projects

“This artwork concept celebrates migration journeys, with Dee Why a key location for Italian migrants particularly in the post war period. We can highlight the story of a single person or family, or create an artwork that captures multiple stories and journeys. This option (pictured) features archival photography with modern graphical treatments.”


Image of the Cunico family farming, Dee Why ca 1940. Quote by Vincenzo Tomaino, Market Gardener – migrated to Dee Why 1948.
Italian migrants have settled on the Northern Beaches of Sydney since the mid1800s. The first Italian market gardens began in Dee Why and Beacon Hill in the 1920s
and 30s.





Sydney based Esem Projects work across media, design, strategy and story-telling. They are visual communicators, cultural historians, place-makers and digital innovators committed to capturing the unique story of every place and community they work with. Headed by Michael Killalea and Sarah Barns their work includes graphics, projection, illustration and reinterpreting existing photographic images. Public art and heritage commissioned artworks include for Barangaroo Development Authority, City of Sydney, Bathurst Regional Council, City of Newcastle, ANU, ABC, Westfield Miranda, Stockland and Inner West Council. https://www.esemprojects.com



Beach from above by Cameron Bloom

“My images have always portrayed a sense of beauty, whether physical or emotional. I want people to feel inspired by seeing how a connection to our local environment and nature in general is key to our well-being. And the more connected with nature we are, the happier we feel.”

The beach is an intrinsic part of the cultural identity of Dee Why. Drawing people from all over the world to this beautiful location, Dee Why beach is a unifying landscape for its diverse community. Popular with families and home to many Northern Beaches events, it is known for its striking Norfolk Island Pines planted by the Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club in 1912.

A professional photographer of 20 years’ experience with a body of work spanning corporate, travel and portraiture. Cameron has held successful solo shows both in Australia and overseas and has had work published in several publications. Cameron’s personality lends itself to portraiture – people and creatures -and he is also probably best known for his work photographing his family’s relationship with a magpie in the internationally famous book “Penguin Bloom” soon to become a film. Cameron lives with his family on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. https://bloomphotography.com




A place for everyone by Geebs

“The idea behind the concept for Dee Why comes from the diversity of cultures, for all this time living on the Northern Beaches – we’ve lost count of how many people we meet that lived in Dee Why, it’s a place for everyone. For us, the representation of multi-cultures can only be defined by their own characteristics, South Americans and their particular traditions, Indians and their beautiful colours and original outfits, Asians and their rich cuisine, Islanders and their strong presence – Dee Why has it all! Every time the B-Line stops at Dee Why, you can see all this diversity in one single queue, waiting for the bus and ready for another day in Sydney.”

Gillie and Debbie, are a creative couple based in Sydney with over 10 years of experience with graffiti art, illustration and animation. Their style is heavily inspired by classical 50's animation, tattoo art and low brow culture! Seen on homes, shops and streets across Sydney, their work is inspired by wildlife and urban themes using bright colours, striking design and locational inspiration. https://www.geebsart.com




Journeys by ESEM Projects

“This artwork concept celebrates migration journeys, with Dee Why a key location for Italian migrants particularly in the post war period. We can highlight the story of a single person or family, or create an artwork that captures multiple stories and journeys. This option (pictured) features archival photography with modern graphical treatments.”


Image of the Cunico family farming, Dee Why ca 1940. Quote by Vincenzo Tomaino, Market Gardener – migrated to Dee Why 1948.
Italian migrants have settled on the Northern Beaches of Sydney since the mid1800s. The first Italian market gardens began in Dee Why and Beacon Hill in the 1920s
and 30s.





Sydney based Esem Projects work across media, design, strategy and story-telling. They are visual communicators, cultural historians, place-makers and digital innovators committed to capturing the unique story of every place and community they work with. Headed by Michael Killalea and Sarah Barns their work includes graphics, projection, illustration and reinterpreting existing photographic images. Public art and heritage commissioned artworks include for Barangaroo Development Authority, City of Sydney, Bathurst Regional Council, City of Newcastle, ANU, ABC, Westfield Miranda, Stockland and Inner West Council. https://www.esemprojects.com



Beach from above by Cameron Bloom

“My images have always portrayed a sense of beauty, whether physical or emotional. I want people to feel inspired by seeing how a connection to our local environment and nature in general is key to our well-being. And the more connected with nature we are, the happier we feel.”

The beach is an intrinsic part of the cultural identity of Dee Why. Drawing people from all over the world to this beautiful location, Dee Why beach is a unifying landscape for its diverse community. Popular with families and home to many Northern Beaches events, it is known for its striking Norfolk Island Pines planted by the Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club in 1912.

A professional photographer of 20 years’ experience with a body of work spanning corporate, travel and portraiture. Cameron has held successful solo shows both in Australia and overseas and has had work published in several publications. Cameron’s personality lends itself to portraiture – people and creatures -and he is also probably best known for his work photographing his family’s relationship with a magpie in the internationally famous book “Penguin Bloom” soon to become a film. Cameron lives with his family on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. https://bloomphotography.com