What is public art?

Public art is defined as art specifically created to be experienced in the public realm outside the gallery and museum context. The work can be permanent, like a sculpture or mural, temporary, like an installation, or ephemeral, like a performance or event-based work.

What public art currently exists in Darebin?

Please find a map detailing the public art in Darebin HERE.


What is the definition of ephemeral art?

Ephemeral art is art that only lasts for a short amount of time, from a few hours up to a few days. It is a work of art that only occurs once.


What is the definition of temporary art?

Temporary art is public art that will last up to two years.


What is the definition of permanent art?

Permanent public art is work designed to last over two years. These works identify a location and have a sense of permanence.


What is the definition of a mural?

A large painting that is done directly on the surface of a wall or a ceiling.


What do you mean by new building developments?

New building developments are any new building that is in the Darebin municipality. New public artworks can be commissioned to respond to the specific interior or exterior architecture of a new  building.

What is the definition of heritage/ monuments?

These are artworks that commemorate historical events or people.