Draft Public Art Strategy

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Consultation has concluded

About the project

The City of Subiaco is reviewing our Public Art Strategy. Developed in 2011, our current plan is due for review to ensure that it reflects the needs and desires of the community and how we approach public art in Subiaco.

Public art plays a vital role in creating a sense of place within the community. The City of Subiaco is committed to delivering a diverse and vibrant public art program because we believe that public art is vital to community and cultural development. It contributes to a sense of identity and wellbeing by reflecting on Subiaco’s unique character, history and future aspirations.

Our vision is to create a visible arts presence throughout the city with a public art program that engages artists’ creative ideas to celebrate the values of Subiaco – its history, culture and future aspirations – and define Subiaco as a place where people want to be.

The draft Public Art Strategy is available for review in the document library.

How can I be involved?

Public consultation for this project was open from 20 June until 23 July and has now closed. We thank everyone who took part in the consultation to share their ideas and thoughts. We are now reviewing the ideas for inclusion in the final Public Art Strategy which will be presented to council.

A summary of the consultation outcomes can be accessed in the project document library.

You can explore the ideas generated during the consultation here:

  • Stories - We asked participants to share ideas about their favourite artworks.

  • IdeasWhat sort of artworks would participants like to see.

  • MappingWhere would the community like to see new public artworks.

What will the ideas be used for?

  • Input will be valuable to determining the community aspirations for future projects.
  • Input will influence the content of the city's Public Art Strategy which will shape future public art projects within the city of Subiaco.

If you have any questions please contact Kristy Gough, Public Art Officer, from Tuesday to Thursday on kristyg@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9348.

Consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 23 July 2018. The final outcomes of the project consultation have been compiled. The Public Art Strategy 2018 - 2022 can be found here. Thank you to all who participated.

About the project

The City of Subiaco is reviewing our Public Art Strategy. Developed in 2011, our current plan is due for review to ensure that it reflects the needs and desires of the community and how we approach public art in Subiaco.

Public art plays a vital role in creating a sense of place within the community. The City of Subiaco is committed to delivering a diverse and vibrant public art program because we believe that public art is vital to community and cultural development. It contributes to a sense of identity and wellbeing by reflecting on Subiaco’s unique character, history and future aspirations.

Our vision is to create a visible arts presence throughout the city with a public art program that engages artists’ creative ideas to celebrate the values of Subiaco – its history, culture and future aspirations – and define Subiaco as a place where people want to be.

The draft Public Art Strategy is available for review in the document library.

How can I be involved?

Public consultation for this project was open from 20 June until 23 July and has now closed. We thank everyone who took part in the consultation to share their ideas and thoughts. We are now reviewing the ideas for inclusion in the final Public Art Strategy which will be presented to council.

A summary of the consultation outcomes can be accessed in the project document library.

You can explore the ideas generated during the consultation here:

  • Stories - We asked participants to share ideas about their favourite artworks.

  • IdeasWhat sort of artworks would participants like to see.

  • MappingWhere would the community like to see new public artworks.

What will the ideas be used for?

  • Input will be valuable to determining the community aspirations for future projects.
  • Input will influence the content of the city's Public Art Strategy which will shape future public art projects within the city of Subiaco.

If you have any questions please contact Kristy Gough, Public Art Officer, from Tuesday to Thursday on kristyg@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9348.

Consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 23 July 2018. The final outcomes of the project consultation have been compiled. The Public Art Strategy 2018 - 2022 can be found here. Thank you to all who participated.

Tell your story

What are some of your favourite public artworks and why? Either in Subiaco or further afield.

You're welcome to add a photo of the artwork.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Bright & Bold

    by Lofty, about 3 years ago

    I really like murals that use bright colours like the Forrest St carpark and the Hay St underpass near Jolimont park. I also enjoy sculptures that are bold and somewhat abstract at first glance, that develop their own identity through the community trying to describe them e.g. the cactus in Forrest Chase in the city - not actually a cactus but that is what it looks like to the average person. Over time it is becoming a beloved landmark to many for it unusualness.

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    Art in Subiaco needs to be usable

    by KoKo Potter, about 3 years ago

    I love the amount of art being installed. One main problem with Rokeby Rd is the deficit of seats - made obvious during the street party when heaps of people struggle with environmentally soft plates to eat hot food. The City could put more temp seats but arty ones would be good. the photo is one seat I saw in Indonesia, the second shows the use of art and how tourists photograph it.

    There is a large blank wall in the lane behind 18-20 Churchill Ave. It would make a fantastic site for a tree forest as there are no... Continue reading

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    Local Artists

    by dagefo, about 3 years ago

    I love the artwork around Subiaco in general. The work done during the "Paint Subi" project was excellent but I wish that local artists had been given the opportunity to display their work. There are so many talents artists right here on our doorstep why get others in from abroad?

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    Paul McCarthy - Artwork that has conceptual relevance

    by Alexander Maciver, about 3 years ago

    Paul McCarthy's works include performance, installation and film. His points of reference are rooted in things typically American (such as Disneyland, B-Movies, Soap Operas and Comics) and he is a critical analyst of the mass media and consumer-driven society and its hypocrisy, double standards and repression. It is more relevant these days than ever before.

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    Favourite International artist

    by Emma Lee, about 3 years ago

    JR has some very evocative and powerful examples throughout the world and we have some wonderful historical images and subjects that could be used. Football being one.Imagine if the cultural centre went ahead at the oval with a large scale artwork such as above.

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    Favourite Artworks

    by Emma Lee, about 3 years ago

    The Post Office Mural is beautiful and reflects the heritage of the area. The Forrest Street Carpark is so bright and uplifting and very instagramable for tourists ;)

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    Mural at Subiaco PO

    about 3 years ago

    I like this because it is colourful and expresses an interesting sotry.

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