Public Art is Quacking in Berry

Shoalhaven City Council has welcomed a set of bronze duck sculptures in Alexandra Park, Berry.

Long-term Berry residents, Robin and Rosmond Brooks approached Shoalhaven City with the donation offer to enhance Berry’s Alexandra Park streetscape.

Mayor Amanda Findley said, “Mr and Mrs Brooks identified Alexandra Park as the chosen location as it is a thoroughfare between the shops on Queen Street and Berry Railway Station. The park is maintained by a group of local volunteers and features a creek, numerous plantings and seating to enjoy the ambience.”

“The installation of the ducks is a welcome addition to Berry at an ideal time. Social distance walking is a popular past-time during COVID-19 restrictions and art installations like the duck sculptures add interest. The ducks will generate much imaginative and interactive play for the young and the young at heart and will without doubt become a social media hit! They are large, robust and inspire fun and laughter, it won’t be long before local children name the ducks and adopt a duckling as a resemblance to their character.”

“I would like to thank Mr and Mrs Brooks for their generous donation of the sculptures which brightens the area and helps to keep public art alive,” Clr Findley said.

“It is great to see that public art is still thriving within the Shoalhaven and continuing to add interest to our beautiful place.”

Council is encouraging Berry residents, who can leave their home to exercise, to take a moment out of their day and view the new sculptures while walking through Alexandra Park.

Join the team at Shoalhaven Libraries for our Duck-themed Storytime at 10am on Friday 5th June.

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Photo caption: Rosmond and Robin Brooks, recently donated a set of bronze duck sculptures to the Berry Community.

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