Memento Aestates Sculpture

Memento Aestates sculpture by Giovanni Veronesi located at Railway Park

In 2018 we commissioned a new public artwork as part of the Railway Park and Rail Corridor redevelopment in Byron Bay town centre.

'Memento Aestates' by artist Giovanni Veronesi is an exciting feature of the redevelopment. The artist worked with leading public art specialists Urban Art Projects based in Brisbane to fabricate the work, completed and installed in 2020.

Artist: Giovanni Veronesi

Title: Memento Aestates, 2020

Weathered steel plate, stainless steel fasteners

About the work

Byron Bay holds a place in the collective consciousness as the ultimate ocean destination and setting of countless unforgettable summers.

Giovanni Veronesi's work reflects on the nature of these collective memories: treasured and elusive.

A playful nod to the language of botany, the title Memento Aestates is Latin for 'remember the summers'.

The artwork's form echoes the native pandanus fruit, while the detailing acknowledges the site's railway heritage, recalling the riveted connections of old railway bridges.

Memento Aestates is a love letter to Byron, its beaches, history, and communal memory.