Artists from the Coomaditchie Co-operative are some of the premier Aboriginal artists in the Illawarra region. Their art captures the spirit, colours and stories of their cultural heritage as coastal people.
To learn more about the symbols used by Coomaditchie artists in their paintings view the glossary of symbols.
Research shows that when people participate in art making they are likely to form new friendships, find new ways of expressing their own story and develop a sense of belonging to a community.
Coomaditchie artists work collaboratively with community groups, schools, and university students to create art using murals, mosaics and public artworks.
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"The presence of Aboriginal art in public spaces builds appreciation of Aboriginal culture and heritage in the place where it is installed, helping to keep East Coast Aboriginal culture alive. It creates a different layer of meaning for non-Aboriginal people, educating them about the Aboriginal significance of an area in an exciting and challenging way."
Coomaditchie Public Artworks
Coomaditchie Artists have worked in collaboration and partnership with many community organisations, schools and government bodies to create public artworks.
Bellambi Safe Streets Project
Beverley Whitfield Pool Project, Mosaic, Shellharbour
Blackbutt Reserve Amphitheatre
Blue Dreaming Mural, Belmore Basin
Communities Against Crime Mosaic, Coomaditchie, Kemblawarra
Cringilla Park Bread Oven
From the Mountains to the Sea, Mural and Totem Poles, Coomadiatchy Lagoon
Heritage Park Totems, MM Beach, Port Kembla
Merrigong Environmental Sculptures, Mt Keira
Merrigong The Dreamings Mural, Kemblawarra Public School
Murals, Shellcove Family Health Centre
Port Kembla Hospital Murals
Port Kembla Swimming Pool Project, Art Workshop
Port Kembla Wentworth St Upgrade - Road Circle Designs
Shellcove Family Health Centre Murals
Shellharbour Foreshore Footpath Tile Designs
Shellharbour Renal Centre Murals, Shellharbour Hospital
Shellharbour TAFE Student Workshop Panels
Shellharbour War Memorial Walkway Inserts
Sirens of Woolyungah, Blue Mile, Belmore Basin
Time Circle Mosaic, Shellharbour
Wollongong Courthouse Pole Mural
Much of the public art created by Coomaditchie artists feature in this Public Art StoryMap of Wollongong and surrounds