Public Art

What makes good public art? How can art enhance our public spaces? Help us define what makes living, visiting and exploring the City of Melville a vibrant and unique experience by completing a short online survey.

Public Art Survey

The survey will be open to the community from 24 April to 13 May.

Take the short survey here.

Community input will help inform a Masterplan for the future of public art in our City.

Public Art Week

We are shining the spotlight on public art in the City of Melville from 29 April to 7 May with our inaugural Public Art Week

Download the Public Art Map and get up close and personal with some of the many public artworks located in our parks and community buildings.

Win an ‘arty’ prize!

Look out for the bright, colourful signs around the City signalling an artwork throughout the week and simply share your favourite artworks on Facebook or Instagram with #publicartmelville and #melvillecity for the chance to win!

Installation artist, April Pine’s bright yellow human figures (including a pet dog) will also be popping up during Public Art Week so keep an eye out for them too!

Public Art Strategy & Masterplan

Public art can improve the connectivity of a precinct and its interrelationship with the rest of the area. Good public art can contribute to a sense of place, enhancing public spaces and celebrating cultural identity and community aspirations.

If you wish to learn more about the process, types of public art and what we hope to achieve in developing a Public Art Strategy and Masterplan for the City of Melville please follow this link to our Community Consultation Information Pack and you might also like to watch this video to find out more about how public art contributes to cities around the world.

City of Melville Public Art Collection

The City of Melville’s public art collection consists of over 80 artworks which have been acquired through artist commissions, exhibition purchases, donations, community arts projects and ongoing programs such as the Adopt-a-Stop Bus Shelter Program and PHAZE Urban Art Program.

Public Art is integrated into City playgrounds, park landscaping and building designs and the City also encourages public art in private developments through its percent for art policy, Provision for Public Art in Development Proposals.

Download a map of showing locations of Public Artworks around the City or view a gallery of artworks in the collection here.

For more information, please email the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.