The Neck Art Project is an initiative of 

South End residents and organizations.

Its goal is to commission and construct LandWave, an artwork for the South End’s Peters Park that will mark the site of the historic Neck to the Shawmut Peninsula.



Beacon Hill

LandWave is designed by the Gillies-Smith/Kilkelly/Cormier artist team, which is led by landscape architect and public artist Shauna Gillies-Smith, principal of ground.

The UrbanArts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the project’s fiscal agent and advisor, has been involved since 2000, when it worked with Washington Gateway Main Street and a core group of 25 neighborhood residents to define the project goal—to mark the Neck—and establish a process for community engagement in the artist selection. 

The co-chairs, neighborhood residents Ann McQueen and Bob Wells, have guided the project since its inception.  Gregor Smith, principal in the real estate advisory and development management firm, Smith + St. John, managed construction.


This website is no longer being updated. For current information, please contact: Shauna Gillies-Smith, ground,, 617-718-0889, 6 Carlton Street, Somerville, MA 02143


June 8, 2011