A child finishes a trip down a large metal slide. Other children and families play in the background on the large, colourful climbing tower the slide descends from.
Families visit a colourful playground. There are benches, a swingset and a large climbing tower covered in coloured panels with a tubular metal slide. The ground is covered with a wavy rainbow pattern and there are several garden beds with plants and small trees.
Two children playing on a large, colourful climbing tower. The tower includes oversized concrete steps, netting for climbing, and a semi-enclosed turret with a tubular metal slide descending from its top.

A public artwork incorporated into a children’s play area, Fun Field uses the power of colour to enhance imaginative play.

Artist: Nuha Saad

Artwork description

Creating an artwork that embodies the feeling of the local area, Nuha Saad’s public work is designed to enhance imaginative and narrative based play.

The artwork is integrated into the play equipment, paving and seating at Wulaba Park. A 3-storey tower featuring a giant slide, ropes, swings and tunnels completes the exciting play experience.

Patterned, painted paths and concrete benches with coloured resin discs add points of interest throughout the park. Large sculptural blocks build on the theme of colour and play to create more areas that can be used for sitting, reclining or climbing.

Nuha believes in the positive and transformative power of colour. She’s fascinated by the possibilities colour combinations present and our immediate emotional responses to colour.

The Field in the title of the work refers to the Colour Field art movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This was characterised by works that contained large areas of colour as the artists treated the surface of their works as one ‘field of vision’ saturated in colour.

“The artworks installed throughout Wulaba Park … combine to create a field of colour, fun, play and discovery, giving the park a kinetic quality.”

– Nuha Saad (2016)


Nuha Saad is a Sydney-based artist whose work involves playful investigations into colour and form combining ready-made objects and colour in inventive ways.

An example of public art in new development, Nuha worked with Sturt Noble Landscape Architects in response to this public art commission for the City of Sydney and Meriton.

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