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City of Sydney

A quiet collaboration with nature, this public art project pays homage to the celebrated Sydney broadcaster and poet, John Thompson. Using poetry as a base, a Gauguin-inspired typographic piece was installed onto Paddington Reservoir’s walls using living moss. The piece …

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A showcase of projects we’ve photographed and/or have created in collaborations with clients, friends and artists. Making art can be a journey brimming with wonder, joy and exploration – and this is what we aim for, each and every time.

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Canada Bay

Mind Our Mangroves was commissioned by the City of Canada Bay to engage directly with residents living on the foreshore to address the destruction of mangroves in the local community. Using community cultural development techniques to change attitudes towards the …

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Supported by ArtsNSW, Reclamation was an artists’ creative research endeavour with a focus on environmental sustainability and community engagement on the foreshores of Cabarita Park. An outdoor installation calling for people to pause and show their appreciation for life and …

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Monster’s Ball

The Way Out West Festival is an annual children’s festival held at one of Australia’s most unique multicultural art centres, the Casula Powerhouse. A four-day event, the Way Out West Festival is an interactive children’s festival celebrating young people’s curiosity …

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SBS – One Day

One Day, a community outreach partnership project supporting an SBS documentary series, picked up the Community Award for partnerships between businesses and cultural organisations at the NSW Australia Business Arts Foundation Awards. We developed this project alongside the arts collective, …


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About us

At Whale Design Co, we are passionate about people and the environment. We work on projects that capture the imagination and explore different mediums to create art for the public realm, always with a message in mind.

With 20 years’ experience in design, we work with a belief in fostering human connections and evoking meaningful responses from our audiences. We have a research-based approach that reflects a genuine interest in understanding our clients’ goals and our children arrive at their destination as finished artists.

Whale Design Co has worked with SBS, City of Sydney, Brisbane City Council, Powerhouse Museum, Australian Rail and Track Corporation and the Japan Foundation to connect with and generate continuous engagement with their audiences and the wider community.

If our work brings a project to mind, please don’t hesitate to email us at haline@whaledesign.co


We make good things


Whale Design Co works with schools, Councils and community groups to deliver public art designed by children. We facilitate workshops, organise community consultations and develop educational programs that encourage creative exploration, providing children with a deeper understanding of the world in a safe, supportive environment.

With a focus on environmental sustainability, multiculturalism, social responsibility and strengthening human connections, we work across all aspects of the creative process, from conception to delivery. Our core skills lie in consultation, design, workshops, project management and working with engineers to oversee fabrication, construction and installation of public art.


We deliver


We produce solid, quality solutions with honesty, intelligence and expertise. If our work brings a possibility to mind, please don’t hesitate to email us. We’re happy to work with organisations on any type of project – large or small.

Whale Design Co.