Resilience

Photo of Resilience courtesy of Varley Managing Director, Jeff Phillips.

Photo of Resilience courtesy of Varley Managing Director, Jeff Phillips.

Newcastle Foreshore is now home to one of the city’s most beautiful and meaningful landmarks.

A statue, titled ‘Resilience’, was unveiled at Foreshore Park on Saturday 6 September. The artwork, conceived by Jo Sinclair and sculpted by Roger McFarlane, stands as a reminder of the impact of mental health on the Hunter community and is carved from exquisite Ithacan marble.

The sculpture represents the complex and beautiful nature of humanity, and the engraved words of ‘resilience’ and ‘mental health and wellbeing’ remind its admirers that they are not alone in their pursuit of mental welfare.

The base of ‘Resilience’ is also engraved with a QR code, which visitors can scan with their smartphones to access vital information on local mental health services.

Varley are proud to have contributed to the statue’s progression from a beautiful concept into a picturesque reality, and hope the Newcastle community admire, respect and share its important message.