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What is PUBLIC?

PUBLIC aims to explore creativity as a catalyst for generating public good – for the well-being or benefit of society. Creativity and the arts have their own inherent value, but PUBLIC aims also to explore how creativity can benefit the shaping of our places, the connectivity and vibrancy of our communities, the skills and confidence of our emerging talent, and the living and social environments we share. PUBLIC embraces diversity and prioritises community, reasserting the principle that if done well, art can catalyse change and improve quality of life.



Click the links below to see some of the individual projects that made up PUBLIC in 2014:

PUBLIC: Art in the City: murals enlivening public spaces and laneways across the CBD and Northbridge, installed 5 – 13 April. Click here to download the map.

PUBLIC: Art in the Pilbara: urban artists’ creative residencies in the Pilbara.

PUBLIC: 100 Hampton Road: curating enriched living environments in social housing.

Dear William, a dedication to William Street: site-specific artworks installed on William Street, revealing the diverse histories of the area, 13 April – 11 May.


PUBLIC Art in the City 2014 – Film by Chad Peacock, 2014

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Header image by Jean Paul Horre, 2014.

Form building a state of creativity