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Project Details

William Harvey Reserve

Location: Kellyville, Sydney
Artwork Value: $40 000
Date: 2003
Client:Baulkham Hills Shire Council

Artwork Design: Jane Cavanough
Fabricators: Peter Dominello


William Harvery Reserve, formerly known as Gravestone Park due to an old gravestone still in existence, is lucky enough to retain some original bushland in a gully.  Studies show that many species of flora and fauna are in decline and officially “Vulnerable”.

Located along a linear pathway, the series of stone monoliths accentuate the inevitable progression and time line of environmental decline since Europeans settled the area, progressively clearing the land for agriculture, sub-dividing for hobby farms, and ultimately sub dividing for wholesale housing estates, leading to the inevitable environmental decline of  threatened flora and fauna.

The form of sandstone plinths combines the icon of the gravestone that recalls the former name of the park and creates an altar for vulnerable bird species in the locality.



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