Town of east fremantle 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 

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plan is being developed for the development of concepts to beautify newly installed bus stops which replaced the outdated concrete structures throughout the Town.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!