Unexpected beauty in public places
City Art, the City of Sydney’s public art program, plays a crucial role in developing opportunities for artists to reflect on contemporary life and present innovative ideas to challenge and delight our citizens and visitors.
Guided by the City’s public art advisory panel along with our public art policy and strategy (download below), we develop public art projects and programs which play an important role in investigating, questioning and responding to the spaces of our city and the issues of contemporary life.
We commission major stand-alone permanent public art works that are integrated with the City’s capital works projects and a number of popular ongoing temporary public art programs.
City Art also includes managing and caring for a collection of over 250 permanent works, and the implementation of a significant conservation program.
City Art also looks after plaques and memorials, issues associated with murals and graffiti, and the assessment of public art proposals in private developments during the development application process.
The public art program also creates new opportunities for the community to engage with the art works and celebrate the creative life of Sydney.
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Image credit: 'In Between Two Worlds' (2011) Jason Wing. Kimber Lane, Chinatown. Photo: Paul Patterson for the City of Sydney.
|Public art policy||PDF 168.4 KB||Download|
|City Art public art strategy||PDF 5.6 MB||Download|
|Guidelines: public art acquisitions and deaccessions 2010||PDF 1.0 MB||Download|
|Interim guidelines: public art in private developments||PDF 192.1 KB||Download|
Last updated: Thursday, 9 May 2013