Public art

Part of our commitment to a city with a beating creative heart is to give as many people as possible greater access to culture.

Why public art is important to us

Art and culture can include performing and visual arts, literature, film, new media, architecture, as well as festival and community events.

Being one of the most visible and accessible types of expression there is, public art is a huge priority for us.

How we are making public art a priority

Made up of art experts, our Public Art Advisory Panel helps us make decisions relating to art in public places.

We’re commissioning local artists to create permanent and temporary projects and encouraging local businesses to commission even more.

More than 250 permanent art works are under our care with comprehensive maintenance and conservation programs.

We’re also facilitating educational and mentoring opportunities for artists wherever we can.