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Walk of Art

The Walk of Art runs from the waterfront near D'Albora Marina to Apex Park and along the Yacaaba Street extension. It is hoped that the Walk of Art will profile the local creative community by promoting the skills and talents of artists. Artists works have been chosen on their fit with the Nelson Bay 'Vibrant Coastal' cultural zone.

Anna Webster

Anna Webster is an artist who works with a variety of mediums.

Anna enjoys exploring how colours interact - how they work with each other to create moods and atmosphere. She also enjoys experimenting the graphic element of art - how an art work comes together as a whole to be pleasing to the eye and mind using line, form and composition.

Anna's art attempts to capture the essentials of the natural world and express to the viewer an interpretation of how she feels. She says that when she paints she enters into a place where "day-to-day life recedes and creative instinct takes over".

Anna's art includes abstracts, landscape and portraiture.

Denise Duffy

Denise Duffy, visual artist from Port Stephens connects with her local environment focusing on her affinity with the ocean. A lifelong love of the sea provides the inspiration for works in a multitude of mediums exploring movement, depth and colour.

Denise shares her passion of creativity through her role as Creative Arts Mentor for people living with a disability in the Hunter, and working with local community in projects focussing on arts and inclusion.

Denise was recently awarded the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize in the Works on Paper section, November 2017 at Newcastle Art Space with her cyanotype paper kinetic sculpture ‘Untitled’. She was also the recipient of Maitland City Council’s Creative Street Place Activation grant this year for her public installation of ‘shed the light’, several chandeliers that adorn the street lights along the Levee River Walk of Maitland which celebrates the rich history of Maitland and brings to focus the plastic pollution crisis which is affecting our oceans and environment. The chandeliers were created from approximately one thousand repurposed plastic bottles, cut and distressed with oceanic patterns and assembled into chandeliers of times past.

Ian Mariner

Ian’s inspiration began while working as a scuba diving instructor on Lizard Island in remote Far North Queensland. He has been an enthusiastic underwater photographer for over 35 years and has numerous acceptances and success in National and International competitions. He complements his underwater passion with seascapes and many years as a portrait photographer. He now focuses on sharing the wonders of the Nelson Bay dives sites which provide a range of exciting opportunities and unique marine creatures. He is also involved with several underwater conservation groups.

Matthew Johnstone

From a young age Matthew has had a love of visual arts, with a preference towards sculpture. He studied at Newcastle University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1995, but lacking direction and inspiration, took a break from producing art.

Matthew has spent most of his life working and playing within the marine environment, and began employment as a Captain for Moonshadow Cruises in 1997, working directly with Port Stephens' wild marine life and conducting education programs.

Some years into this career, someone highlighted for Matthew his interest in the environment, and so he combined all his passions to form Atlantis Port Stephens, a social enterprise that strives to educate people of the importance of our marine world, through the medium of interactive art.

Kimberly Swan

A long-time local, Kimberly draws her inspiration from natural environments to create her colourful works. Mainly working with inks, watercolour and acrylics Kimberly imparts her love of plants and animals in her work with a graphic edge. Her day job as a horticulturalist fuels her imagination and the local environment provides her with plenty of interesting subjects.

Contact Port Stephens

Read the Port Stephens Cultural Plan or the Public Art Policy and Guidelines on our Policies page. For more information or to discuss possible public art projects please contact the Community Development and Engagement Team.