The physical environment contributes to the culture of the city, which is strongly linked to its maritime, heritage, environment, industry and lifestyle. The Council was an early adopter of a public art strategy, with a number of artworks commissioned including six along the Bay Trail, with a series of markers and interpretive panels that inform and celebrate its physical, cultural and social context.
Click here to read the Public Art Strategy(PDF, 39MB).
Click here to read the Public Art Policy Art policy(PDF, 36KB).
Temporary Public Art
Bi-annually in September Council programs Art in Public Places which is a month-long, multi venue celebration of art and ideas, in all their forms. Everyday spaces become art sites as we discover artwork and artists from around the world and around the corner. Art in Public Places reminds us of the importance of public space for its ability to host diverse social exchanges and the communication of ideas to those who seek them, and those who happen upon them, in equal measure. Featuring a dynamic visual representation of sound, an augmented reality guided tour that takes care of you to, the international premier of a film about our very own Laverton.
Have a look at our program on www.artinpublicplaces.com.au
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Permanent Public Art
The Council's Public Art collection comprises artworks located along the bike trails and coastal trail, and reserves.
Many of these works have been created by some of Australia's leading artists.
Download the public art brochure(PDF, 7MB)
For further information call the Arts and Events department on 9932 1000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Art Fact Sheets
Have you noticed a piece of art and wondered who it was made by or what it signifies? Public art fact sheets contain information about the public art in Hobsons Bay. If you would like information about a piece of public art and it is not available below, please contact the Arts and Events department on 9932 1000 or email: email@example.com.
- Cargo(PDF, 550KB)
- Diver(PDF, 602KB)
- Fire Within(PDF, 786KB)
- Spirits of Time and Place(PDF, 427KB)
- Spirits of time and Place catalogue(PDF, 706KB)
- Grow(PDF, 682KB)
- H20 Stint Map(PDF, 609KB)
- Industrial Flowers(PDF, 686KB)
- Linking Laverton(PDF, 813KB)
- Nuts and Bolts(PDF, 500KB)
- Requiem for a Champion(PDF, 681KB)
- Reunion(PDF, 660KB)
- Rifle Range(PDF, 467KB)
- Seaborn(PDF, 696KB)
- Steel Life(PDF, 707KB)
- The Botanic Gates(PDF, 767KB)
- The Nature of Time and Again(PDF, 631KB)
- Threshold(PDF, 615KB)
- Time Beacon(PDF, 693KB)
- Whirlpool(PDF, 643KB)