Public art as capital works projects? Have your say!
Public art would be included in key capital works projects across Brimbank over the next five years as part of a new Draft Brimbank Art Policy and Plan 2018-2023, now open for consultation.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the draft plan would guide how Council incorporates permanent and temporary public art installations into spaces across Brimbank.
“Public art helps us to connect with the places we live, work and visit. Importantly, it can also prompt us to pause and reflect on our heritage, neighbourhoods, communities and aspirations.
“We are fortunate to already have some wonderful public art in Brimbank already – from John Kelly’s Man lifting cow in Hampshire Road Sunshine, to the Seeds of Hopes and Dreams sculpture in St Albans Square, and the Spiral graph seat in Derrimut.
“This draft plan sets out a vision for community and public spaces that offer a diverse range of public artworks – including both permanent and temporary installations,” Cr Giudice said.
The Draft Plan also lists priority projects to consider inclusion of permanent public art over the next five years, including:
- The Lakes Reserve, Taylors Lakes
- Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve Bike Path, Deer Park
- St Albans Leisure Centre, Keilor Downs
- Buckingham Reserve, West Sunshine
- Cliff Harvey Lagoon Reserve, Keilor
- and Town Centre Upgrades and urban projects, in St Albans and Sunshine.
To have your say on the Draft Brimbank Art Policy and Plan, visit our Have Your Say page.