Let's talk about public art

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At its most simple, public art is art made for public spaces such as parks, on buildings, streets and any other areas that the public use. It can be permanent, site-specific or temporary, it can take many forms such as sculpture, painting, video, light or sound installations. Public art can transform a space, spark conversations and enrich a community.

Our approach to public art should reflect and celebrate our artistic, social and cultural landscape while considering our community’s needs. We've developed a Draft Public Art Strategy 2022-2032 to guide:

  • The vision and approach for public art in Wollongong
  • Why and how we are involved in public art, and
  • What we gain as a community by supporting it.

The draft Strategy identifies four key areas that will underpin the actions for delivery over the next 10 years. These are

  • Engagement and experience
  • Place
  • Artform and materiality
  • Infrastructure and planning

How to get involved

Share your thoughts on the draft Public Art Strategy

If you are keen to see some local public art, you can join us for mini public art tour around the Wollongong CBD on Friday 19 August 2022. Sign up here or you can call 02 4227 7111.

We also want to see and be inspired by your favourite public art works!! Upload a pic and a few words of a public art work that you love – it can be here in Wollongong, in Australia or anywhere around the world!

Share your thoughts by 29 August 2022.

Any submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.

If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.

The artwork in the image used on this page is The Migration Project by Nerine Martini and is located in George Dodd Reserve, Wollongong.

At its most simple, public art is art made for public spaces such as parks, on buildings, streets and any other areas that the public use. It can be permanent, site-specific or temporary, it can take many forms such as sculpture, painting, video, light or sound installations. Public art can transform a space, spark conversations and enrich a community.

Our approach to public art should reflect and celebrate our artistic, social and cultural landscape while considering our community’s needs. We've developed a Draft Public Art Strategy 2022-2032 to guide:

  • The vision and approach for public art in Wollongong
  • Why and how we are involved in public art, and
  • What we gain as a community by supporting it.

The draft Strategy identifies four key areas that will underpin the actions for delivery over the next 10 years. These are

  • Engagement and experience
  • Place
  • Artform and materiality
  • Infrastructure and planning

How to get involved

Share your thoughts on the draft Public Art Strategy

If you are keen to see some local public art, you can join us for mini public art tour around the Wollongong CBD on Friday 19 August 2022. Sign up here or you can call 02 4227 7111.

We also want to see and be inspired by your favourite public art works!! Upload a pic and a few words of a public art work that you love – it can be here in Wollongong, in Australia or anywhere around the world!

Share your thoughts by 29 August 2022.

Any submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council's Privacy Policy before submitting your feedback

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.

If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.

The artwork in the image used on this page is The Migration Project by Nerine Martini and is located in George Dodd Reserve, Wollongong.

Page last updated: 03 Aug 2022, 05:07 PM