Roxby has many public art displays, ask the staff at the Roxby Visitor Information Centre to point you in the right direction to take a look.
Sturt Desert Pea Sculpture
Located on Richardson Place in front of the Visitor Information Centre
This dynamic sculpture was created by artists Gerry McMahon and Rachel Young, as part of the 'Cargo Public Art Project' - a community cultural development project to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Roxby Downs Township. More than 400 local young people contributed to the design and development of this sculpture which was fabricated at the Roxby Downs TAFE SA Campus incorporating metals that are local to the region. Launched on Saturday 15 November 2008.
Located at the Visitor Information Centre Entrance on Richardson Place
This sculpture is a time capsule that was commissioned by BHP in 2014, and was unveiled in July 2016. The sculpture is an interactive and representative snapshot of the first 25 years of Roxby Downs and was completed over a two year period.
The barrel is a representation of the original mill on the mine site at Olympic Dam.
30 Year History Display
Located down the hall from the Visitor Information Centre heading towards the library
In November 2018, the whole community came together to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs. This is a photo collection that was put together to highlight how the town has grown over such a short period.
Located down the hall from the Visitor Information Centre in the library hallway.
This community painting was created as part of the 2013 Red eARTh Festival, which was an initiative of the local Arts & Culture Forum. Members of the community were invited to express themselves, and their sense of belonging to this unique and energetic town, by painting a square within a designated colour scheme and design. The totality of these squares is a response to our local area.
Located just off Richardson Place on the wall of the auditorium opposite the Splashpad
The ceramic Tile Mural was created as part of the 2013 Red eARTh Festival; Celebrating 25 years of the township of Roxby Downs. Many members and community groups contributed their inspiration and ideas.
Main Street Rotunda
Located on Richardson Place in the medium strip
The Rotunda was redecorated as part of Roxby Downs 25th Birthday celebrations in 2013. Roxby Downs Area School Students repainted it to bring Roxby to life from a youth perspective. Incorporated into the design is elements of Multiculturalism, Sports and Music as well as featuring some other typical Roxby Flora and Fauna.
Community Youth Centre Mural
Located at the entrance to the Community Youth Centre just off Richardson Place, behind the Roxby Community Club. On the back of the pillar at the entrance.
This mural was created by budding young artists of students in years 7-12 with the help of SA artist Jack Hodges in 2016. Jack is a muralist, illustrator, digital/video artist who ran workshops over one weekend, leading student through design and ideas through to creation of the piece.
Roxby Downs Skate Park Refresh
Located at Lions Park just off Richardson Place, behind the Roxby Community Club.
During SA Youth Week in 2019, the skate park refresh took place. The theme was ‘celebrate and participate’. We received grant funding from SAYW to create an event for youth to participate in. With the help of local artist volunteers (including- Jodie Fereti, Todd Burns and Sandy Gibb) and local businesses providing supplies the revamp took place. Throughout the week school classes came down to help paint areas of the park, then at end of the week, a celebration was held as a launch event with food, entertainment, workshops and of course riding on the new skate park.
Here is a rough map to help you find your way.
1 - Main Street Rotunda
2 - Sturt Desert Pea Sculpture
3 - Time Capsule
4 - Kalta Sculpture
5 - 30 Year History Display
6 - Community Painting
7- Community Mural
8 - Community Youth Centre Mural
9 - Skate Park Refresh