The next installation of public art works for the Lake Illawarra Art Trail is in the works, with help needed from Shellharbour City residents.
Artists, Lizzie Buckmaster-Dove and Robert Nancarrow have been commissioned to create the fifth artwork at Pelican View Reserve near Picnic Island and Windang Bridge.
Each art piece highlights the historical and cultural connection the community has with the lake.
Residents are being asked to share their stories of the lake and any objects with significant meaning to them at a morning tea with the artists on Tuesday May 17.
It begins at 10:30am at the Old Minnamurra School House, Swamp Road, Dunmore, and includes a walk with the artists along the bush tracks near the breakwater and beach.
The installation will be made up of seven guardian totems that will each have a distinct character defining an individual aspect of the lake, such as sanctuary, protection, place, memory, imagination, freedom and weather and made of a variety of materials including timber, metal, cast cement, rope, oars, and glass.
They will each be of varying heights and stand up to 4.7 metres tall and peppered with solar powered LED lighting.
Book to attend the morning tea by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.