Who we are
PublicArt Works are end to end public art producers.
We create art for landscape, architectural and urban design projects.
Site specific works fit beautifully into their environments, engendering a distinctive sense of place.
Solutions are cost effective, adding a unique spatial energy and amenity which captivates, intrigues and inspires.
What we do
- Public Art Strategy & Master planning
- Curatorial Services
- Briefing & Concept Development
- Project Management
- Feasibility & Benchmarking Studies
- Heritage Interpretation
- Cultural Planning & Activation Strategies
- Policy Development
How we do it
- Our experienced team accurately match artist to client,
- Providing seamless service and project management,
- Delivering artworks of excellence, on time and on budget.
With a significant artist database, we maintain strong artist relationships ensuring high quality design outcomes for clients.
Beginning with the preparation of public art plans and strategies we can take clients through the whole process from DA approval to concept development, prototyping, manage design development and fabrication, certifications and safety, transport, installation, and finally produce maintenance and conservation plans to the required design life.
Finding The Right Artist
We have a database and image library of over 600 Australian and international artists – working across a diverse range of mediums including steel, fabric, light, glass and new technologies.We do not represent individual artists, rather our focus is on finding the right artist for the project. Part of our capacity is a readiness to work with new artists and to respond to client and community expectations to employ local artists.
Our passion for public art has inspired us to manage and mentor emerging and gallery based artists, in turn supporting the growth of this unique creative sector.
Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Merran Morrison worked closely with Lend Lease to deliver a highly successful public art component to the new RCH. Jade Oakley’s mobiles make a significant contribution to the beauty and unique nature of the Main Street space. As a public art project manager her role eliminated the need for Lend Lease to deal directly with the artist. She facilitated the communication between the artist, architects, and Lend Lease, ensuring a smooth delivery process.
Barangaroo Pedestrian Link
Sydney Metro engaged Merran Morrison to prepare the Public Art Strategy and Tender section for the CBD Metro and Barangaroo Wynyard Pedestrian Link. Throughout the project she was were professional and efficient, always ready withinnovative and creative suggestions. Her work was always timely despite challenging deadlines. The art strategy for Metro is seen as having the potential to be one of the major innovations for the Sydney project setting new benchmarks internationally for the integration of public art in architecture and public infrastructure projects…
Sydney Metro Public Art Strategy
You have added another dimension to our projects with your creative eyes, professional working manner and artist connections. We have been able to develop new ideas with the safe working knowledge that we have a professional team working with us to ensure an exceptional product.
UNA, College of Science ANU, Canberra
PublicArt Works (formallyArtscape) project managed the delivery of UNA by Wolfgang Buttress for the ANU’s new medical science precinct. It was a unique project in that the site was in Canberra, the artist in the UK, Lyons Architects are in Melbourne and the artwork was fabricated in Brisbane. It is a credit to their rigorous project management and communication skills that the delivery of UNA has been the smoothest public art project in my 30 years in the job.
They are a fantastic company – professional, diligent, sensitive, honest, perceptive and fun to work with. The UNA project prior to commencement had the potential to be very challenging. It was in fact one of the smoothest projects that I have had the pleasure to work on.