Warriewood Public Art Installations



Proud by Warwick Keen

“My rationale and concepts are centred on the continuity of Aboriginal cultural practices, whilst retaining the dynamic with a contemporary twist. My designs are an evolution of an antiquated arts practice that signifies the strength and resilience of Aboriginal people and culture.”

Warwick has been a practising artist for over 40 years and has taught Fine Arts, Visual Arts & Aboriginal Cultural Arts at TAFE NSW for over 20 years. He creates mainstream and indigenous imagery experiments with a wide range of mediums, including drawing, painting, wood- carving, photography and digital manipulation to express his “stories”. He was a featured artist in the exhibition “Bungaree: the First Australian” at Mosman Art Gallery as part of the bicentennial celebrations associated with the establishment of Bungaree’s Farm, the first land grant by colonial authorities to an Aboriginal person in Australia.




Warriewood Waterfall by Paul McDonald

“Northern Beaches Council is running a ‘Charge Ahead’ program to take action on climate change....’The ocean and the bush were central to the life of the Guringai people, the traditional owners and original inhabitants of our region. That remains true for our community today.” In response to this, I propose to document the local environment, landscape and nature or people within the landscape.”

Paul McDonald has 20 years’ experience in photography and is an experienced educator, mentor and curator. He is currently Director of contact sheet, an international initiative based in North Sydney promoting excellence and innovation in photographic practice. Previously employed at Australian Centre for Photography as Associate Director, Paul has developed photographic programs for LGBTI, migrant and indigenous youth. He has judged competitions for Shoot the Chef (Fairfax), Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Mardi Gras. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, China and Australia, and he is currently curating exhibitions for emerging and established artists, Head On Photo Festival, Sunstudios and Canon Australia.https://contactsheet.com.au




Proud by Warwick Keen

“My rationale and concepts are centred on the continuity of Aboriginal cultural practices, whilst retaining the dynamic with a contemporary twist. My designs are an evolution of an antiquated arts practice that signifies the strength and resilience of Aboriginal people and culture.”

Warwick has been a practising artist for over 40 years and has taught Fine Arts, Visual Arts & Aboriginal Cultural Arts at TAFE NSW for over 20 years. He creates mainstream and indigenous imagery experiments with a wide range of mediums, including drawing, painting, wood- carving, photography and digital manipulation to express his “stories”. He was a featured artist in the exhibition “Bungaree: the First Australian” at Mosman Art Gallery as part of the bicentennial celebrations associated with the establishment of Bungaree’s Farm, the first land grant by colonial authorities to an Aboriginal person in Australia.




Warriewood Waterfall by Paul McDonald

“Northern Beaches Council is running a ‘Charge Ahead’ program to take action on climate change....’The ocean and the bush were central to the life of the Guringai people, the traditional owners and original inhabitants of our region. That remains true for our community today.” In response to this, I propose to document the local environment, landscape and nature or people within the landscape.”

Paul McDonald has 20 years’ experience in photography and is an experienced educator, mentor and curator. He is currently Director of contact sheet, an international initiative based in North Sydney promoting excellence and innovation in photographic practice. Previously employed at Australian Centre for Photography as Associate Director, Paul has developed photographic programs for LGBTI, migrant and indigenous youth. He has judged competitions for Shoot the Chef (Fairfax), Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Mardi Gras. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, China and Australia, and he is currently curating exhibitions for emerging and established artists, Head On Photo Festival, Sunstudios and Canon Australia.https://contactsheet.com.au