Public Art

Nuha Saad has completed over 10 public art projects including large scale commissions for City of Sydney, Transport for NSW and private developers, a number of these projects are highlighted below.

For City of Sydney and Meriton

Nuha Saad with Sturt Noble Landscape Architects

Wulaba Park is a public art commission at Green Square for the City of Sydney and Meriton. Nuha worked with Sturt Noble Landscape Architects to create a series of artworks that were installed throughout the park. Patterned painted paths, and concrete benches incorporating coloured resin discs add points of interest, and give the park a kinetic quality. Large sculptural blocks build upon the theme of colour, play and discovery throughout the park, and also create additional play areas for children as they can be used for sitting, reclining or climbing. Colour patterning on the play tower balustrades and playground surfaces help to make a visit to the park a magical and memorable experience for the whole community.

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City of Sydney Fun Field

For the City of Sydney and Meriton

For The New City Beautiful project Nuha Saad created three public artworks across a large development site. The first a mural was installed in 2017, the second a sculpture in 2018 and the third a tiled wall work in 2019. This project was a great opportunity to work on a large scale with architecture, colour and form to create artworks that activate their sites and inspire the community.

The New City Beautiful I 2017 (a mural), is composed of three multi- coloured painted designs based on a repeating colour scheme. The composition mixes complementary and contrasting colours to create areas of interest, dynamism and also calm. The colours used are inspired by the colour wheel, where the development of colour, as one colour becomes another, plays a key role. Here greens and blues transition into yellows and oranges through to reds and purples adding a vivid and kinetic character to the evolving streetscape.

For the sculpture The New City Beautiful II 2018, TILT Industrial Design were commissioned to detail the design, construct and install the artwork. Nuha worked closely with TILT to ensure the artistic objectives were met whilst balancing the durability and material concerns of elements designed for the public domain. The free-standing sculpture references the inherent historic features of local, long-gone architectural structures.

The final work The New City Beautiful III 2019, a tiled wall work measures 5 x 12 meters and is composed of approximately 3000 tiles.

The three artworks are conceptually and aesthetically linked and have become part of a creative ‘conversation’ across the site and beyond to the public art zones that are being developed throughout the nearby Green Square area.

ArtMoves for Transport for NSW

Nuha Saad’s work Velvet Nostalgia  was part of a new public art project ArtMoves 2017 that transformed the streets of Kensington and Kingsford in Sydney’s South East. The public art initiative saw a total of seven public artworks installed along Anzac Parade. Nuha’s work was installed on the corner of Addison Street and Anzac Parade Kensington and what was planned as a temporary 6-month public art work has now been acquired by Randwick Council and made permanent. The sculpture Velvet Nostalgia pays tribute to the suburb of Kensington’s rich architectural heritage and the many migrants who added life and colour to the area and created a sense of community and belonging.

Tomorrow’s Sydney ArtMoves
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Tomorrow’s Sydney Kensington Artwork Feast For The Eyes
Randwick City Council Show stopping street ArtMoves to the South East

For City of Sydney

The Skippedy Skip Fence was commissioned by City of Sydney as part of major upgrade of Glebe Point Road. The fence is a 2.4 metre high, 80 metre long multi- coloured metal school fence. The accompanying coloured bus shelter is fabricated of coloured resin within a metal frame. These colourful artworks were designed to enhance and highlight Glebe’s vibrant contemporary culture. Glebe Public School turned 150 years old in 2008 (when the fence was launched), and the fence became a celebration of this fact, cementing positive relations between the school and the community.

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP
The artwork, Skippedy Skip by public artist Nuha Saad, is a colourful and inspiring work of art and a centerpiece of the City’s upgrade of Glebe Point Road.“The colours of the fence symbolise the diversity of the residents of Glebe and add a vibrancy and vitality to the street,” Ms Moore said. “The artist has made the school fence as colourful and eclectic as Glebe itself, a true tribute to the area’s rich and diverse heritage. “Glebe has changed over 150 years, but Glebe Public School has always focused on what we all want from our education system – to give children the best chance to discover their talents and interests and realise their full promise in life,” Ms Moore said. Artist Nuha Saad said her artwork is based on wooden picket fences found throughout the Glebe area. “The school fence acts as a link to Glebe’s vibrant contemporary culture and its architectural and social history and combines aspects of Glebe’s Victorian architectural past with a contemporary art aesthetic,” Ms Saad said.

City of Sydney Skippedy Skip

For City of Sydney and Meriton

This Vanceva glass fence composed of primary, secondary and tertiary coloured glass panels is a functional part of the community to be used by a child care centre, while also being a fun and playful addition to the Dalmeny Avenue streetscape.