Public Art Community Consultation

This is a survey to seek your feedback on your preferred sculptures currently on lease from Sculpture by the Sea.

Imagine, if you can, a world devoid of public art: no Statue of Liberty, no Eiffel Tower, no Vietnam Veterans Memorial, no Tribute in Light. No murals, memorials, or monuments. What would life be like without fireworks displays, puppet parades, sculpture parks, and visionary roadside folk art? These landmarks and special events enhance our experience of a place and our quality of life. They engender a sense of pride and community identity. They reach audiences outside museums, galleries, and theatres, and they add to the beauty of everyday life. They declare the worth of a place and a time in our shared culture. (Excerpt from Public Art: An Essential Component of Creating Communities By Jack Becker)

Public Art can be equally loved and disliked by the community. Quite often, there are pieces of Public Art that can prove divisive for a community. Whilst Council understands that the artistic tastes of all cannot always be accommodated, Council believes that it’s important to provide artistic experiences for all in the community, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the beautification, economic benefit and joy that art can bring.

 

Which suburb do you live in?

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* 1. Which suburb do you live in?

What is your age?

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* 2. What is your age?

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The images below show the sculptures currently on lease from Sculpture by the Sea. Frankston City Council would like your feedback on your preferred piece to inform Council's decision on retaining one of the sculptures. Please note that ‘King Coal’ will not be included in the vote as it is not a sculpture designed for longevity.  

<strong>The images below show the sculptures currently on lease from Sculpture by the Sea. Frankston City Council would like your feedback on your preferred piece to inform Council's decision on retaining one of the sculptures. Please note that ‘King Coal’ will not be included in the vote as it is not a sculpture designed for longevity.  </strong>
Please select your top three sculptures that you’d most like to see remain in Frankston City.

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* 3. Please select your top three sculptures that you’d most like to see remain in Frankston City.

Public Art Fast Facts:

1. Art inspires and activates your imagination.  
It encourages you to think and pay attention, it is a creative exercise for your brain, it stimulates learning by having an opinion, it creates a conversation that stimulates a reaction.  We start communicating and talking to each other, exchange emotions and trigger personal growth.


2. The meaning of great public art is often not grasped immediately upon installation; consider the Eiffel Tower, the Gateway Arch, the Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House and Federation Square—all controversial.
It wasn’t until years—or even decades—later that these projects became valued icons, able to withstand the test of time.


3. Frankston City is the home to Australia’s pre-eminent sculpture park,
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park which aspires to lead the international conversation between art and the natural environment.


4. The value of art can’t be underestimated.
It enriches our physical environment and brings public spaces to life – providing landmarks, meeting points and opens discussions within the community. Throughout time it shows that cities with an active and dynamic cultural scene are more attractive to individuals and business'. It creates uniqueness to our communities and neighbourhoods and adds social, cultural and economic value to the City.

 
5. The best of public art can challenge, delight, educate and illuminate.
Most of all, public art creates a sense of civic vitality in the cities, towns and communities we inhabit and visit. Frankston City Council has acknowledged this as a key priority in the current Council Plan with a commitment to build on sculpture and eclectic street art culture to ensure a vibrant and engaged community.


We value your feedback and thank you for taking the time to vote. You will be informed in due course of the outcome of this consultation.

Privacy Statement

The information you provide will be anonymous. Collective results that have been selected will only be published for marketing purposes. All other results will not be published or disseminated beyond business reports to be viewed only by staff members of Frankston City Council. This research only requires respondents from Melbourne in Victoria, Australia so please only continue reading if you fit this criteria. For all enquiries or concerns about your participation in this research, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 9784 1060 or thefac.com.au.

Survey closes on Friday 15 June 2018




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