Shire aims to reinvigorate by investing in public art with policy out for comment

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Public art in Narrogin.
Camera IconPublic art in Narrogin. Credit: Pic: Kellie Balaam

The Shire of Narrogin will aim to acquire or complete one public artwork every two years to support the implementation of its public art strategy and master plan.

The Shire is seeking public comment on the draft public art contribution policy and guidelines for the next 30 days, with submissions referred to the council for consideration.

The policy is designed to facilitate the creation of high-quality public art and a vibrant, contemporary sense of place while respecting Narrogin’s history.

It sets out that the council should aim to acquire or commission a minimum of one public work of art every two years.

The documents detail how the Shire could fund public art and offers a framework for the planning, development, approval and management of public art projects.

The Shire’s financial contribution to public art will be through avenues including WA’s Percent for Art Scheme, annual budget allocation, and grant funding.

Copies of the policy and guidelines are available for viewing at the Shire of Narrogin administration offices, the R W (Bob) Farr Memorial Library, and ARTS Narrogin.

Comments on the document must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, July 6.

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