Have a say on art

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Horizon by Lucy Humphrey.
Camera IconHorizon by Lucy Humphrey. Credit: Travis Petford Photography

Mullewa, Greenough and the Geraldton CBD are set to be graced by new sculptures, murals and other public art over the next five years.

The City of Greater Geraldton’s second Public Art Strategy has been put out to the public for consultation, with residents encouraged to have their say on the City’s plans to add to its collection.

The City has plans for an extensive and diverse art portfolio over the next five years to engage residents and visitors.

Pieces will range from functional and integrated artworks to new commissions.

The collection is supported by a public art program which has included initiatives such as public murals, the Horizon sculpture on the Beresford foreshore and, more recently, the Post Office Lane Lightbox Gallery.

Public art in Geraldton.
Camera IconPublic art in Geraldton. Credit: S. Schewtschenko

City of Greater Geraldton libraries, heritage and gallery manager Trudi Cornish said public art played an important role in the community.

“We recognise the importance public art can play enriching the community and economically, with Horizon being a great example of a tourist attraction,” she said.

Hard copies of the strategy can be found at the Geraldton Regional Library and Mullewa District Office, while online copies are available on the city’s website.

Submissions close on Friday.

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