The public art created by Jason Wing and developed by AG Public Art celebrates the mullet feast that was held in Homebush Bay by local indigenous tribes every three to five years to coincide with the mullet gathering in the bay to mate.
Many regional tribes used to gather to celebrate the feast and it as an opportunity to arrange marriages, settle disputes and socialise.
Jason used corten steel to also acknowledge the industrial heritage of the Peninsula post white settlement. Custom laser-cut corten panels with distinctive orange patina evoke the history of the Wangal people, the original custodians of the area. The scrolling artwork is complemented by LED night lighting and a children's playground, providing an enjoyable meeting space for all of the community.
“This was a joint project with Council. Developer Billbergia and Renewing Homebush Bay and is another example of collaboration between the private and public sector, with the parkland transferred to public ownership.”
Jason is a well-known public artist in the inner west of Sydney who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. He began as a street artist and has since expanded to incorporate photo media, installation and painting. Jason has exhibited nationally and internationally and has worked with the City of Canada Bay in the past on other public art pieces.
Phoenix Park District Playground Rhodes by AG Public Art and Jason Wing