Public art reflects and enriches our society and adds meaning to place and uniqueness to our communities. Public art can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness and question our assumptions. Placed in public spaces this art is for everyone, a form of collective expression.
Artists play an important role in highlighting, monitoring, recording, and responding to the world around us. Mornington Peninsula Shire recognises the important role that artists can contribute towards the health and wellbeing of the city.
Mornington Peninsula Shire supports public art that encourages new and unique ways for people to engage with art outdoors. We support all contemporary art practices including, socially engaged and participatory works, multi-media, light works, sculptures, installations and murals and works which are both ephemeral and permanent and we encourage discovery, contemplation, debate, participation, imagination and recognition of our local history, culture and society.