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Public Art

Bronte Naylor (b.1993) is an Australian Visual Artist working across exhibitions, public art, installation, research and community engagement. She recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Graduating First Class at University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Collaborations with St+ART India, Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, First Coat International Art Festival and Big Picture Festival have firmly positioned her as an emerging heavyweight within the international public art landscape.

Mixing photography and digital illustration, Naylor has established a signature collage aesthetic and methodology. She employs a considered and respectful approach to the creation of site specific public art, working across three stages: initial research including documentative photography, the conceptualisation of design and rational and then realised through the act of painting in the public sphere.


Brontë Naylor
The Jetty

2021, arcylic
4 x 8 m

Juddy Roller Colour Tumby Bay 
Tumby Bay,
South Australia,  
The research that informed ‘The Jetty’ was undertaken in collaboration with the Tumby Bay community and the local National Trust Museum.

This site-specific mural focuses on the jetty as an icon of the township's modern identity. The jetty is used by locals and tourists as a place of leisure, fishing, swimming, contemplation, and a meeting point.

In May 1972 the Minister for Marine & Harbours proposed halving the length of this landmark as a way to reduce maintenance commitments. The community picketed and protested against this action, citing that the decommissioning of this asset would strain the township identity. These sentiments were voiced as clearly then as they are now.

The contemporary reenactment and reimaging of the protest conveys the continued investment in the preservation of the jetty.

Tumby Bay and this project are on Barngarla land.

SPRING 2020 

Brontë Naylor
Spring 2020
( roadtrip & breakup )

2020, arcylic
5 x 20 m

North Hamilton, Newcastle,  
This mural is a diary entry from spring. All images are taken straight from my camera roll. The collaged archive images are from returned rolls of film, magazine clippings, landscapes, and night time visits to car yards in Wilcannia.