The Ferguson Valley area is home to a significant number of creatives, which is reflected in the highly successful and established annual arts and cultural activities driven by the community.

Public art has a demonstrated positive impact on public space amenity, belonging and connectivity.

With this in mind, the Shire of Dardanup created The Ferguson Valley Public Art Trail Concept Plan – a total of 15 proposed public art installations located throughout the Dardanup Shire designed to attract visitors to the region and support local businesses.

The Trail is being delivered in a staged approach as funding support becomes available.

The first installation was launched in March, 2023 and is located at the pull-in bay on Pile Road.

The Valley Frame

Capturing and reflecting the Ferguson Valley’s beauty is the aim of The Valley Frame.

The sculpture is the work of renowned South West multi-disciplinary artist Andrew Frazer who was inspired by the convergence of features which make the Ferguson Valley such a beautiful location to visit and live in.

The sculpture is located at the Pile Road pull-in bay and scenic view-point and is comprised of steel rings purposely spaced to allow for sunlight to travel through – reflective of the splintered light passing through trees when driving through the valley.

This first stage of the project has been achieved with thanks to the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries Covid-19 Recovery Program.

The following video series captures the creation story of The Valley Frame and has been provided with thanks to Blank Slate Creative.