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.

WULABA PARK AT WATERLOO GREEN SQUARE SYDNEY 2016
For City of Sydney and Meriton


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 entitled Fun Field, 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


THE NEW CITY BEAUTIFUL PROJECT ROSEBERY SYDNEY 2017 – 2019
For the City of Sydney and Meriton

For The New City Beautiful project Nuha Saad created three public artworks across a large development site at Rosebery in Sydney. The first a mural was installed in 2017, the second a sculpture in 2018 and the third a tiled wall work in 2019. The three artwork’s complement each other, as they are conceptually and aesthetically aligned. This project was a great opportunity to work on a large scale across architecture, colour and form to create artworks that activate their sites and inspire the community.


THE NEW CITY BEAUTIFUL II ROSEBERY SYDNEY 2018


For the The New City Beautiful II 2018 (sculpture), Nuha Saad worked closely with TILT Industrial Design, who were commissioned to detail the design, construct and install the artwork. The sculpture is composed of two coloured curved steel elements painted in automotive paint and set in a concrete base. The sculpture pays homage to the historic features of long forgotten architectural structures of the local area including the many Victorian and federation era homes, warehouses and factories that drew the community here to live and work.


THE NEW CITY BEAUTIFUL I ROSEBERY SYDNEY 2017


The New City Beautiful I 2017 (mural), is composed of three multi-coloured painted designs based on a repeating colour scheme. The colours are inspired by the colour wheel, where greens and blues transition into yellows and oranges through to reds and purples adding a vivid and kinetic character to the evolving streetscape.


VELVET NOSTALGIA KENSINGTON SYDNEY 2017
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.

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SKIPPEDY SKIP FENCE AT GLEBE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYDNEY NSW 2008
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.

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City of Sydney Skippedy Skip


DALMENY AVENUE ROSEBERY 2016
For City of Sydney and Meriton


Made of Vanceva glass, the artwork is composed of primary, secondary and tertiary coloured laminated glass panels. Designed for a child care centre, the fence is functional while also being a fun and playful addition to the Dalmeny Avenue streetscape.


RIK RAK RAY SHORTLISTED CONCEPT DESIGN 2012
Nuha Saad + Ali Noble with Healy Finlay Studio

McNeilly Park Marrickville for Marrickville Council


Rik Rak Ray is an extension of the visual artists, Nuha Saad and Ali Noble’s ongoing investigations into the bold application of colour in the private and public sphere. Both artists share a fascination with the multitude of possibilities that colour combinations present. In particular, the immediacy of emotional responses that colour evokes in the viewer. Saad and Noble believe in the positive and transformative power of colour on the psyche. Rik Rak Ray is an artwork designed to embody the ‘feeling’ of the local area and bring joy to the community.


HELEN LEMPRIERE NATIONAL SCULPTURE AWARD FINALIST 2004


In 2004 Nuha Saad was a finalist in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture award with her public artwork In Forty Pieces.