The community has told us what type of artwork they’d like to see in Peterson Street Reserve, so we are now on the hunt for a fabulous artist to interpret the brief and design it. There was strong feedback to ensure the new artwork is durable, colourful and graffiti-proof and suggested themes include something that acknowledged Bayside’s indigenous heritage, is related to youth, or representative of the history of the area. Read the full Community engagement summary report.

Your feedback has informed the Artist's Brief for this exciting project and Expressions of Interest are open until 22 June 2021. Apply through EProcure.

Read a summary of the community feedback

Community engagement summary report

  • gather input from local community on what type of public artwork they would like at Peterson Reserve
  • incorporate community feedback into an Artist's Brief that is sympathetic to the uses of the reserve
  • undertake Expressions of Interest from local artists to create an artwork
  • commission and contract an artist to create the artwork
  • install and maintain the artwork.

Public art enhances our urban environment and provides people with the opportunity of experiencing visual culture in their daily lives.

The Public Art & Heritage Collection Policy provides for the commissioning of visual art works of a permanent or ephemeral nature to enhance the municipality’s civic spaces and the urban environment.

The purchase and location of public art is also included in the Program of Capital Works in the Bayside Arts Strategic Plan 2018-2022 adopted by Council in October 2018.

The ideas you submit in this engagement will inform the artists brief that will go out to public tender later this year.

The public art selection panel will use this information to inform their decision making and final selection. The panel includes a member of the Bayside Arts Board.