Public Art not only improves the quality, design and perception of public space, but also celebrates and fosters heritage and cultural diversity by creating landmarks to act as natural gathering places and focus for local pride and storytelling.
Public Art Advisory Committee
In 2006 Arts NT launched a Public Arts Policy and a new round of grants for the development and creation of new works of Public Art in the Northern Territory.
The Alice Springs Town Councils’ Public Art Advisory Committee and Public Art Policy were created in 2007 as a response to this initiative and to ensure due diligence in the commissioning of public artworks in Alice Springs.
Alice Springs Town Council’s Public Art Policy provides a framework to ensure a standard of professional excellence in the planning and execution of all public art projects.
Public Art in Alice Springs
A few examples of where public art can be found in Alice Springs include:
- The Recyculator by J9 Stanton at the Regional Waste Management Facility
- Desert Pea Street Art by Hayden Williams at the Jim McConville Oval Sheds
- Todd Mall Moth Shade Structure Art Canopies by Pip McManus
- The Aquatic and Leisure Centre Patchwork Tiles by Elliat Rich
- The Gathering Garden by Julie Squires at the front of the Civic Centre