Bundaberg Region Public Art Master Plan

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Bundaberg Regional Council is currently undertaking a review of our Public Art Policy.

As part of this review, we are planning to develop a 5-year Master Plan that will embrace best practice industry standards, as well as creating great places for our community through Public Art.

The objectives of the Public Art Master Plan are to enable Council to:

  • understand, document and analyse the historical commitment to public art in the region;
  • assess the existing public art collection;
  • determine community demand for public art investment;
  • recommend potential themes and/or stories of significance;
  • present a master plan of placemaking, temporary and permanent public artworks with suggestions for location and stories of significance based on Council owned and/or controlled assets or areas only

The first step is to conduct a number of ideation workshops for the community to have their say.

If you have ever had an idea for a public art project in the broader Bundaberg Region and would like to have a say in how our community could explore the positive impact of public art in your neighbourhood, come along to one of our three community consultation workshops with facilitator Shelley Pisani from The Ideas Distillery.

Bundaberg Regional Council is currently undertaking a review of our Public Art Policy.

As part of this review, we are planning to develop a 5-year Master Plan that will embrace best practice industry standards, as well as creating great places for our community through Public Art.

The objectives of the Public Art Master Plan are to enable Council to:

  • understand, document and analyse the historical commitment to public art in the region;
  • assess the existing public art collection;
  • determine community demand for public art investment;
  • recommend potential themes and/or stories of significance;
  • present a master plan of placemaking, temporary and permanent public artworks with suggestions for location and stories of significance based on Council owned and/or controlled assets or areas only

The first step is to conduct a number of ideation workshops for the community to have their say.

If you have ever had an idea for a public art project in the broader Bundaberg Region and would like to have a say in how our community could explore the positive impact of public art in your neighbourhood, come along to one of our three community consultation workshops with facilitator Shelley Pisani from The Ideas Distillery.

  • Have your say on public art spaces in the community

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    Community members are being urged to put forward their ideas for public art installations to help create vibrant spaces across the region.

    Bundaberg Regional Council will be reviewing the process of its Public Art Policy with a five-year Master Plan to be developed, embracing best practice industry standards as well as creating wonderful places for the community through public art.

    Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said community input was being sought at a series of upcoming workshops with discussions to centre around what type of installations should be embraced.

    “If you have a great idea for a public art project or just love art in general, this is the time to become involved in our local arts scene,” he said.

    “We want to know how we can explore public art, what themes should be highlighted, where art should be displayed and much more.”

    Cr Learmonth said displaying art in public spaces had many benefits, including engaging the community, boosting the aesthetic aspects of a particular site and creating interest and storytelling.

    “Art in public is shown to have a positive impact on residents and visitors alike and really boosts an area, adding vibrancy and creativity to a space,” he said.

    We are very lucky to already have some amazing public art in the region, from the sculptures and mosaics lining the streets of Childers to the various artworks in the alleyways of the Bundaberg CBD.”

    “We want to build on this and create even more interesting spaces to be enjoyed by the whole community.”

    Bundaberg Regional Council will host three community consultation workshops with facilitator Shelley Pisani from The Ideas Distillery to explore public art options.

    The workshops will be held on:

    Friday, 16 July, 10am-noon

    Bundaberg Civic Centre Supper Room

    Monday 19 July, 10am-noon

    Bundaberg Civic Centre Supper Room

    Monday, 19 July 5.30pm-7.30pm

    Online Zoom Session

    To register your attendance email Community Arts Development Officer Jolene Watson at Jolene.Watson@bundaberg.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 883 699.

    Read the Bundaberg Now story here.

Page last updated: 16 July 2021, 12:23