What does Public Art mean?
Public Art refers to many different types of art created outside the gallery or private space. It can include temporary or permanent site works, murals, sculptures, video installations, sound installations, performances and collaborations with fellow participants, community groups, architects, landscape architects or urban designers.
Public Art is a mechanism of improving the changing environment through the arts. It is a term given to the practice of involving artists in the conception, development and transformation of a public space. Public Art is specifically commissioned for a known site and its audience is the public or community, be it social or working, occupying that space.
Why is Public Art important?
Public Art is important because:
- it can assist in connecting residents to community and reflect the history of an area as well as defining space and a sense of place
- it has a significant impact on the local environment and can be used to encourage regeneration and enhancements of public or private spaces
- it plays an important role in our everyday lives as it can enhance and complement our environments, bring communities together, offer social and educational opportunities and promote tourism.
What is a Public Art Policy?
The City’s Public Art Policy provides a framework of principles to support the Council’s commitment to Public Art throughout the city, now and into the future.
Why revise the Public Art Policy?
Council’s existing Public Art Policy was adopted by Council in 2005, and is due for review to reflect current trends in public art and to make the policy in the context of the current City of Casey Council and align it with Casey’s community vision.
Is the revised policy only about art works and artists?
No, the Public Art Policy is about many different types of artistic and creative expression – both temporary and permanent.
What is Council hoping to achieve from the consultation?
Council is hopeful of capturing the communities’ voice within the new Public Art Policy.
What are the competition terms and conditions?
- This competition is open to people living in the City of Casey (excludes Council staff and Councillors).
- The competition opens on Wednesday 19 August 2015.
- Competition closes Thursday 1 October 2015 at 5.00 pm. No late entries accepted.
- There is one prize of a $100 Westfield voucher to be given away upon the conclusion of the Public Art Policy community consultation period.
- The winner will be randomly selected from all those Casey residents who participate and provide feedback during the community consultation period from Wednesday 19 August 2015 until Thursday 1 October 2015 at 5.00 pm.
- The $100 Westfield voucher cannot be redeemed for cash.
- The winner of the $100 Westfield voucher will be drawn by Wednesday 7 October 2015.
- The prize winner will be notified via the email address provided when registering to participate in the Casey conversations community feedback page or via the email address collected during one of the Public Art Community Consultation events.