City centre public art plan

This plan aims to bring inspiring public art with a permanent legacy to Sydney’s residents and visitors.

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City Centre Public Art Plan


  • Over the next 10 years, the City of Sydney will bring together an amazing group of artists, appealing to the most inventive and exciting artists working today.
  • We are identifying opportunities to incorporate public art in our plans for large-scale urban regeneration, including the pedestrianisation of George Street and the NSW Government’s light rail project. New public art created under this plan is enhancing well-known features, highlighting important places and magnifying ideas that have shaped the city.
  • All project briefs for art in the city centre will be fair and inclusive and open to equal numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artists representing the many nationalities that make up Sydney’s population.
  • The plan allows us to carefully choose the right list of qualified artists and keep their project briefs broad to allow these artists to best respond to our sites.
  • The briefs will seek inventive, state-of the-art projects that also have an element of surprise.
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Related artworks

So far, 4 artworks have been chosen by the public art advisory panel as part of the plan. “These works all rise to the most challenging brief to bring a focus, distinction and richness to Sydney’s vision for its prime civic spaces through the creativity of the world’s best artists,” the panel said on reaching its decision.

The Cloud Arch and Pavilion artworks are on hold. We will revisit Cloud Arch as part of the Town Hall Square project at a later date.