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    What is Public Art?

    Any permanent or temporary art project, installation or art activity, where visual and physical access is assured, unimpeded, managed and maintained.

    It may be in any medium that has been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited, performed or staged in the public realm, by  recognised and acknowledged professional artist/s or a community inspired collaboration comprising work that is executed and implemented by artists, multi-disciplinary teams and members of a community.

    Where will our Public Art be located?

    Public art will be located in areas in the Willoughby Local Government Area (LGA) that are accessible to the public. This includes, but is not limited to: streets, squares, parks and spaces that are within/outside buildings. This is generally called the public realm, and may be in private and/or public ownership.

    Do you propose to only use local artists?

    Council will engage with the local and  broader art community.

    Artists will be selected based on their artistic skills public art experience,and ability, and most importantly, their ability to demonstrate how the public artwork will measurably add value to people and places within the Willoughby LGA. 

    Council plays a key role in the development of public spaces and the appropriate integration of public art with development and events. This policy commits Council to the development of high quality and original public art projects that may be either temporary or permanent, as an integral part of the urban fabric, placemaking activation and community life of Willoughby. 

    Is this only for Sculpture?

    Public art is not only sculpture. It may include:

    • Temporary public art - installations or actions which activate a location for a short life span or specific period of time.
    • Ephemeral public art  installations created from non-permanent materials such as lighting, projections, interventions and temporary installations, community engagement and place making initiatives.
    • Community public art - of community significance involving the consultative and/or active participation of community members in its design and/or creation, and often facilitated by an artist or a community arts worker. 
    • Integrated art – incorporated into infrastructure projects such as paving, gates, lighting, signage, street furniture, playground equipment, railings, landscaping etc.

    Who will own the Public Art?

    The Public Art will be a community asset owned and managed by Willoughby Council for the benefit of the community.