City of Stirling Public Art Masterplan
The City currently manages an extensive public art collection and continues to invest in new commissions through the Public Art Policy. Over the coming years the City will be looking to commission a significant number of public artworks. To optimise this opportunity, a strategic approach is recommended so that future commissions are considered, site–specific and contribute to both the collection and to community life.
A cohesive Masterplan, which identifies appropriate locations and type of public art, within each of the City’s precincts, will set this strategic framework. Developing a Masterplan of this scope and scale requires an in depth understanding of place and community. The resulting Masterplan will clearly define a vision and curatorial themes for public art, unique to the City, followed by detailed information on opportunities within each precinct.
What is public art?
Public art is an artwork in any medium intended for exhibition within a public space. It can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape heighten our awareness or question our assumptions.
What can public art be?
Public art is not just murals and sculptures. It can come in a variety of forms including large and small scale, static or moving, abstract or realist, performance-based or temporary, stand-alone or site specific.
How big is the City’s public art collection?
The City currently manages an extensive collection of over 50 pieces.
You can view the City's art collection here.
How does the City fund contributions to its public art collection?
The City invests in commissions through the Public Art Policy, applicable to all City led infrastructure projects.
How can I have my say?
The community are welcome to get involved by attending a pop-up engagement booth during the Moving Tour or by completing the online survey.
The moving tour includes the following events:
- The Stirling Farmers Market Sunday 14 March
- Inglewood night markets Monday 15 March
- Mirrabooka Community Markets Thursday 18 March.
You can also visit the pop up information stands at the following locations until 26 March 2021:
- Stirling Leisure Centres - Hamersley
- Stirling Libraries - Dianella
- Osborne Community Hub
- Scarborough Community Hub
- Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup
- Mirrabooka Community Hub
How will my feedback be used in the Public Art Masterplan?
Your feedback will be collected and considered by the consultants (element).
How long will the engagement process be open to the public?
Public engagement begins in early February and will finish in early March 2021.
What will the Masterplan achieve?
The Masterplan will be a practical document which will be implemented by the City’s Arts and Activation team over the coming 5 years with the intent to continue to build a valued collection of public art.
When will the Masterplan be finished?
The final Masterplan will be due to the City from the consultant in April and should be presented to Council in June 2021.
Who is developing the Public Art Masterplan?
The City has appointed the consultants element to undertake the stakeholder and community engagement services and development of the Public Art Masterplan. They will primarily work alongside the Arts and Activation team at the City.
Public engagement period commences
Public engagement period closes
Late March 2021
Feedback from engagement period considered in the draft Public Art Masterplan
Draft Masterplan presented to Council
Final Masterplan presented to Council for adoption
Masterplan adopted by Council
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For more information on the Public Art Masterplan or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Kristy Gough, Arts and Activation on (08) 9205 8555.
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