Public art

Public art

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Find statues, sculptures, murals, installations and street art in the City’s public art collection.

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City Art is the City of Sydney’s public art program. It 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.

We develop public arts projects and programs that play an important role in investigating, questioning and responding to the spaces of our city and the issues of contemporary life. These projects and programs are guided by the City's Public Art Advisory Panel and the public art policy and strategy.

We commission major stand-alone permanent public artworks that are integrated with the City’s capital works projects and a number of popular ongoing temporary public art programs.

City Art includes managing and caring for a collection of over 250 permanent works and 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 artworks and celebrate the creative life of Sydney. These include:


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Main image: In Between Two Worlds (2011) Jason Wing. Kimber Lane, Chinatown. Photo: Paul Patterson/City of Sydney.

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Last updated: Monday, 12 November 2018