Public Art

Public Art helps make our City a vibrant, creative and engaging place.

Wyndham City has a dynamic contemporary public art program that focuses on creative celebration of place, culture, environment and community. All forms of permanent and temporary artwork located in a space that has public visibility, use and access is considered Public Art.

In addition to traditional art forms such as sculpture, murals and mosaics; contemporary public art practice also includes digital artworks, interactive new media artworks, performance and sound art.

We invite you to explore our public art collection and connect to our public art program – transforming streets, parklands and buildings near you.

Public Art Collection

Wyndham City is home to a large collection of permanent public art.

Many of these artworks were acquired through sponsorship of the prestigious Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, an innovative Per Cent for the Art scheme, developer contributions and The Mayor’s Commission that supported new public art in established areas.

These artworks represent the journey of a growing City and capture the histories and themes that were relevant to the community at that time.

View our Public Art Collection

Public Art Program

Wyndham City’s public art program supports local and creative industry to produce temporary and ephemeral art projects. These are artworks that might have a brief or medium term lifespan and can include a diverse range of art practices including sculpture, painting, digital art, performance and sound art.

Council support for temporary and ephemeral public artworks helps local artists to build their arts practice, and offers the community new art experiences that challenge delight and inspire conversation.

Communities are also invited to participate in public art-making, drawing on their local and cultural knowledge and heritage to create artworks that are site-specific and representative of a changing community.

Find out more about Wyndham City’s Public Art Program by contacting Public Art & Collections Officer Roland Henry roland.henry@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Wyndham City Council 10-Year Public Art Plan

Wyndham City has a dynamic contemporary public art program that focuses on creative celebration of place, culture, environment, and community.

Public art plays a vital role in making our city a vibrant, creative and engaging place to live and work and has the potential to express who we are as a community, our values, our strengths, our diversity and to generate debate and discussion. Public art also has enormous potential to attract cultural tourism and can play a vital role in our economic recovery from the impacts of 2020/21 and our future growth.

Wyndham City Council is currently developing a 10 Year public art plan to develop an ambitious world class public art program for the coming decade, which will demonstrate the council’s commitment to developing and delivering a ground-breaking public art program for the people of Wyndham.

To help us shape this forward plan we want to hear from our communities to understand your thoughts on public art, submissions can be made via the short questionnaire below or via email to our Public Art & Collections Officer Roland Henry roland.henry@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Survey to come
 

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