A plan to make Public Art a larger part of life in the City of Kalamunda
The City of Kalamunda is embarking on the journey to develop its Public Art Master Plan and is looking for like-minded residents to get involved. The Master Plan will identify potential themes, sites and forms for artworks to be commissioned.
Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “The City of Kalamunda has a significant connection to its natural environment, a rich heritage and vibrant culture”.
“Public art can strengthen our sense of place, enhance the City’s visual appeal and provide tangible connections to our past, with our present and future vision”.
“We invite you to walk on this journey with us and help us to develop a Master Plan for Public Art in the City of Kalamunda”.
Public Art is an important part of the City of Kalamunda’s built and natural environment and supports local identity and pride of a public place or space. It can also attract people to live, work or recreate in a place, thereby encouraging associated cultural and economic activity.
Residents are invited to join the City’s online community workshop which will be facilitated by leading Public Art Consultant Maggie Baxter. The online community workshop will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2020 starting at 10:30am to 11:30am. Residents can register via engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/public-art
Since forming the Kalamunda Arts Advisory Committee (KAAC) in 2018, the City and the committee have seen their hard work and dedication come to fruition with the Council adoption of the Creative Communities: An Arts Strategy in June 2019 and the Local Planning Policy – Public Art Contributions (LPP 26) in November 2019.
The City now seeks to drive the activation of cultural facilities, increase participation in the arts, facilitate economic diversification and improvement of visual amenity in shared spaces through the development of its Public Art Master Plan