Public Art Trail
Wander the Parkes CBD and marvel at the public art installations representing the region’s local culture and icons. Explore the Parkes Shire townships which also feature public art installations.
Local artists have been commissioned by Parkes Shire Council to provide the works in the Parkes CBD which all reflect elements of Parkes’ character through sculptures and murals covering themes of history, astronomy, pop culture, literacy, agriculture and indigenous heritage which depict the essence of these thriving country communities.
Installations have now been added to Peak Hill, Trundle, Tullamore and Bogan Gate extending the trail across the Parkes Shire.
Locations + Themes
To celebrate 50 years since Apollo 11 and man landing on the moon, Parkes is shining bright with astro art popping up everywhere!
From lights and projection shows, to poems and multi-media art all created by local artists and inspired by our dark skies!
A Stellar Constellation of Art by Sean James Cassidy is now showing featuring songs by Jason Nacho Murchie, poetry by Jim Cassidy and Kerrie Peden. Sean uses images of Parkes that are woven throughout his artworks depicting the town’s evolution and links to astronomy. Enjoy the artworks coming to life in the animations below.