Public art gives us the chance to imagine alternative ideas, to live in the moment and step into new places. It can interrupt the surroundings of the everyday and open our eyes to new possibilities.
Public art can be permanent or temporary, external or internal or part of functional infrastructure. It can be literary, visual, acoustic, interactive, craft or design.
The Sunshine Coast Public Art Collection continues to develop with opportunities for local, national and international artists. Sunshine Coast Council has an online collection of the works available for viewing that includes historical data of decommissioned works and current works with extensive information for research purposes.
Access the Art Collections on the library catalogue.
The following principles underpin council’s commitment to the provision of a vibrant, diverse and sustainable public art collection:
- Excellence in project initiation, concept, design and fabrication
- Transparent decision-making processes
- Contribution to local community character
- Meaningful community engagement
- Contribution to the region’s economy
- Building the capacity of local artists and arts organisations
If you are an artist with experience in public art, fill in your details via the public art artist register form.