City of Perth’s public art strategy outlines the city’s approach to public art in the lead up to Perth’s bicentenary in 2029.
Seven principles are outlined in this plan, City of Perth:
- Will acknowledge all Western Australians as stakeholders in the capital city community and the City will work in partnership and collaboration to deliver public art that creates a sense of ownership, identity and pride in the city.
- Will engage and include the City of Perth’s diverse community, irrespective of age, ability, social or cultural background.
- Will acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal culture, storytelling and traditions, in consultation with our Aboriginal community.
- Will uphold artistic freedom and encourage commentary and debate as a sign of a healthy and engaged community.
- Will contribute to creating an internationally recognisable identity, attracting visitors to the city and delivering both direct and indirect economic benefits.
- Will showcase the best of contemporary Western Australian, Australian and international art, encouraging new ideas and the application of new technologies and approaches, delivering public art of the highest aesthetic and fabrication standards.
- Will be preserved and promoted as a valuable resource for the community, and managed and developed sustainably and responsibly in accordance with the City’s asset management policies and industry standards.