Public art is an important component of place-making and the creation of both artistic and family-friendly spaces. Public art can create a strong community identity, community pride and sense of place across a variety of cultural settings. Our public art gives an artistic voice to Rockingham’s history, community and future directions. A strong sense of place, guided by iconic public art, plays an important part in our cultural development, contributes to urban renewal and design and helps our tourism industry.
We maintain a diverse and vibrant program of commissioning and purchasing public art to encourage a sense of civic identity and creative integration with public reserves, parks, buildings, and cultural and arts facilities.
Currently we display over 30 public art works. By combining a range of statuary, sculpture, community art projects, street art, murals, and temporary installations that are placed in major civic thoroughfares, parks and beachside locations, as well as surprising corners of our City, the City of Rockingham Public Art collection provides a range of viewing experiences across the length and breadth of Rockingham.
A Public Art Policy is being developed to guide the development and management of our cultural assets, including the continued growth of our Public Art Collection.