Public art and creative spaces
Art in public spaces plays an important role in planning our rural landscape and contributes to a community’s identity or sense of place.
Council acknowledges public art as contributing to and expressing cultural identity, providing and supporting cultural activity and developing tourism and cultural industries.
In the past, commemorative sculptures or works that are three dimensional were considered public art. Contemporary public art involves a diverse range of activities that integrate art and design into the public domain. These might be traditional statue, an ephemeral work or simply temporary installations, but always meaningful and appropriate to each location. The Macedon Ranges Public Art Collection is spread across the shire and has evolved through community art projects and commissions. For a list of all public art collections in the shire, contact us.
Creative spaces is the continuous process of seeking places for artists to create or present their work within current infrastructure. Like empty shops in small towns, old offices or buildings waiting for development that could be used by artists during the planning stage. Do you have a space that you think would be suitable for artists to use? Got an idea or want to be involved? To express your interest or find out more, contact us.