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"Residence to River" Public Art Strategy

New Public Art - Mural - Cnr George and Hubble Street 

3.1.9 Percent for Art Policy

4.1.6  Public Art Panel Policy

4.2.6 Public Art Policy

'Residence to River' Public Art Strategy

The Town of East Fremantle values public art as a means of celebrating the identity and history of the community, enhancing the environment and contributing to a sense of place.

In September 2017 the Town of East Fremantle adopted their first Public Art Strategy, "Residence to River". See the link above to a copy of the Strategy.

The overarching vision for the Strategy is to develop public art to assist in creating places that are valued by the community and visitors, and relate clearly to the identity of East Fremantle.

The curatorial approach of this strategy explores the idea of Residence to River.

This idea underpins the thematic concepts and informs the methodology.

Residence to River presents three themes: Discover; Connect; and Encounter. These themes relate to East Fremantle’s natural, social and cultural heritage and the current and future uses of local places.

The project area has been divided into five distinct domains Foreshore, Leeuwin Barracks, Town Centre, George Street and Neighbourhoods. These domains have been assigned opportunities that reflect the particularity of the locales and the way that people relate to and use these areas.

Public Art Panel

Following the adoption of the Public Art Strategy, Council appointed a Public Art Panel.

The role of the Public Art Panel is to oversee and make recommendations to the Council on matters related to:

  •  the strategic direction, policy and public program matters of the Town of East Fremantle Public Art Strategy;
  •  the development of public art project briefs;
  • the de-accession, relocation, removal and disposal of public artworks; and
  • to assess and determine the suitability of percent for public art proposals submitted in accordance with the Town’s Percent for Public Art Policy
  • Consider the recommendations of specialist selection panels
  • Assess the implementation of the public art annual action plan.

 For a copy of the Public Art Panel Policy please click here

Panel Members:

  • Cr Jenny Harrington (Chair)
  • Mayor Jim O'Neill
  • Barry Scotland - Community Member/Design Professional
  • Tony Jones - Artist
  • Carmel O'Neil - Artist
  • Gary Tuffin - Chief Executive Officer
  • Karen Dore (Administration Facilitor)

For more information about the Town's Public Art Panel or Public Art Policies, please contact Karen Dore on (08) 9339 9342 or email kdore@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au 

The Public Art Panel has been busy since their appointment - below is a list of what has been on their agenda over the last four (4) meetings:

Action Plan Four (4) Year Plan has been drafted and will be reviewed in February 2019
Hubble Street Mural

Completed recently - click here to view the completed work

The Process for having this work undertaken included:

  1. Invitation to submit an expression of interest
  2. Request to three submittors to supply a concept, based on the local Art Strategy
  3. Three concepts were reviewed by the Panel, with one being recommended to Council
  4. Council endorsed the selection
Roundabout Artwork Completed - Artwork on loan from Tony Jones was installed in two roundabouts in Preston Point Road - these installations coincided with landscaping in the roundabouts.
Bus Stop Artwork  A project plan is being developed for the development of concepts to beautify newly installed bus stops which replaced the outdated concrete structures throughout the Town. 
George Street Festival Art Exhibition 2018 Thanks to the tireless efforts of Tony Jones and his team, the Art Exhibition at the Festival was filled with amazing artwork. Congratulations!