Draft Public Art Framework

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Public art creates vibrant spaces where people want to engage, interact and reflect. It can be a mechanism to give spaces a sense of identity and can provide inspiration for innovation and ideas. Public art can also play a role in recognising a city's identity and promoting to its heritage and sense of purpose.

We are currently seeking feedback on a Draft Public Art Framework (the Framework) which will help us to identify how we incorporate public art into our open and public spaces and how works will then contribute to a sense of place and cultural identity.

The Draft Public Art Framework 2022-2032 is the corporate document that will guide the community, artists, Council, developers and others when undertaking, acquiring and maintaining public art in West Torrens. It has been developed following dedicated consultation with members of the arts community in West Torrens.


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How to have your say

Provide your feedback using any of the following:

  • Online
    Use the online feedback form at the bottom of this page.


  • Post
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and mail to:
    'Draft Public Art Framework submission '
    City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033

  • Email
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and email csu@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Draft Public Art Framework submission'.


All responses must be received by 5pm Thursday 23 December 2021.

Following this consultation period, a final Draft Framework will be presented to Council, along with the feedback from the consultation, for its consideration and approval.


Additional information

If you would like to discuss the Framework or have any questions, please contact our Economic Development Planner on (08) 8416 6333 or email cbarone@wtcc.sa.gov.au


Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



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Public art creates vibrant spaces where people want to engage, interact and reflect. It can be a mechanism to give spaces a sense of identity and can provide inspiration for innovation and ideas. Public art can also play a role in recognising a city's identity and promoting to its heritage and sense of purpose.

We are currently seeking feedback on a Draft Public Art Framework (the Framework) which will help us to identify how we incorporate public art into our open and public spaces and how works will then contribute to a sense of place and cultural identity.

The Draft Public Art Framework 2022-2032 is the corporate document that will guide the community, artists, Council, developers and others when undertaking, acquiring and maintaining public art in West Torrens. It has been developed following dedicated consultation with members of the arts community in West Torrens.


View documents



How to have your say

Provide your feedback using any of the following:

  • Online
    Use the online feedback form at the bottom of this page.


  • Post
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and mail to:
    'Draft Public Art Framework submission '
    City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033

  • Email
    Complete the
    downloadable feedback form or prepare a written submission (including your name and residential address) and email csu@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Draft Public Art Framework submission'.


All responses must be received by 5pm Thursday 23 December 2021.

Following this consultation period, a final Draft Framework will be presented to Council, along with the feedback from the consultation, for its consideration and approval.


Additional information

If you would like to discuss the Framework or have any questions, please contact our Economic Development Planner on (08) 8416 6333 or email cbarone@wtcc.sa.gov.au


Council’s use of personal information

Please note that the City of West Torrens is a public authority which is bound by the Local Government Act 1999, and other relevant legislation, to retain information and to make certain information publicly available. In some instances, this will require Council to publish personal information such as names and addresses of those whose information it holds. If you have any questions regarding the use of your personal information please contact Council on (08) 8416 6333.



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  • Stage 2 consultation: December 2020

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    Consultation closed

    As part of Stage 2 of the consultation, we would like to engage the community to discuss their ideas and preferences in relation to art developed in public places e.g. sculpture, murals, projections, mosaics etc. In lieu of face-to-face meetings we are hosting a series of focus group sessions online, via Zoom, and would like to invite you to participate. The sessions will provide an overview of public art opportunities, information gathered from recent community surveying and provide the participants with an opportunity to discuss and offer feedback.

    Session times include:

    • Session 1: Wednesday 16 December 6.30pm - 7.45pm
    • Session 2: Thursday 17 December 10.30am - 11.45am
    • Session 3: Thursday 17 December 1.30pm - 2.45pm

    These groups will be kept small to ensure participants can fully engage with the discussion and therefore registrations essential.

    You can register your interest in attending by emailing Maz McGann on mmcgann@internode.on.net. Once you are registered the Zoom Login details will be sent to you.

    If you would like further information or you are unable to attend but would like to provide feedback to Council about the Public Art Strategy please contact Maz McGann on mmcgann@internode.on.net or 0438 807 973.


    Update

    Thank you to all of you that logged in to our stage 2 public art consultation sessions. We appreciate your time and the insight provided to us is invaluable.

    If you have other thoughts or ideas and would like to contact our facilitator to discuss privately, please feel free to email or phone Maz McGann on mmcgann@internode.on.net or 0438 807 973.

    The West Torrens Public Art Walking Trail was mentioned in a couple of our sessions and we would be interested in your feedback about that as well. If there are things missing or other items that might be out of date or could be improved, please let Maz know.

    The next stage will involve taking the findings from the first two consultation stages to the City of West Torrens Elected Members to incorporate their feedback into the project. Then work will begin on the Public Art Strategy.

  • Stage 1 consultation: 10 September - 8 October 2020

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    Consultation closed

    The first stage of our Public Art Strategy will focus on engaging with people connected with West Torrens who would like to provide feedback about public art and what they'd like to see in our city.

    Arts, culture, heritage and community consultant Maz McGann, from Play Your Part, has been engaged to help us prepare a Public Art Strategy for West Torrens and, as such, people are encouraged to complete the survey about their public art perceptions.

    Public Art includes murals, sculptures and memorials.

    If you would like further information, please feel to free to contact Maz McGann on 0438 807 973 or mmcgann@internode.on.net

  • The Public Art Survey has now closed

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. If you would like to participate in Stage 2 of the consultation, please follow the directions on the Public Art Strategy project page.
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    Your ideas and feedback are important to us and the results of this survey, along with our research and targeted consultation, will help inform the Strategy. If the survey has closed and you'd like to ask a question, provide comments or ideas, you can still do so by via the Questions tab, or by emailing csu@wtcc.sa.gov.au

  • Purpose and approach

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    The purpose of the project is to:

    • Develop (ideally through a process of co-design) an approach to public art and murals, similar to those implemented in other councils, in an effort to increase the amount of new public art and murals in West Torrens.
    • Advocate for the development of public art in West Torrens and allow Council to lead by example, particularly in relation to what is expected from developers and others.
    • Frame Council’s approach and decision making parameters for the assessment, management and commissioning of public art projects.
    • Identify suitable strategic locations which present opportunities for public art project development.
    • Establish criteria against which refurbishments and new developments are assessed with regard to the integration of public art.

    The suggested approach will provide the following benefits:

    • Provide City of West Torrens staff with the structure and necessary guidance for a planned and coordinated approach to commissioning and incorporating public art into designated projects and programs as well as consideration of, and suitable guidance on, decommissioning pieces at the end of their lifespan (when applicable).
    • Ensure that the community clearly understands Council’s role in providing public art.
    • Contribute to a sense of place to enhance public enjoyment and use of places by guiding public art that captures the cultural identity of the community and the distinct character of local area of West Torrens.
    • Create local landmarks to make streets, open spaces, buildings, key thoroughfares, community gathering points, and tourist areas more distinctive.
    • Increase awareness of the value and contribution of art within the community and its impact on creating a unique identity for the city.
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