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Public Art

Public art is the visual arts and design in public spaces. Public art is more than just a work of visual art being located in a public space. Public art expresses and amplifies a hidden aspect of place and may illuminate something of the history of a place, tell us something about the use or character of an area, express a community's future aspirations for a place and people's relationship to place.

Public art is said to be ‘democratic' as its location in a street, park or plaza means that it is accessible to all. Anyone can view and experience public art, unlike a museum or gallery that requires an intent to visit.

Select from the links under Related information to view our:

  • Public art collection.
  • Public art governance and strategies.

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