Launceston Public Art Strategy

The Launceston Public Art Strategy 2023-2031 sets out an eight-year plan to strengthen the City’s commitment to public art.

The Strategy presents a vision to advance public art across Launceston and develop a range of public art programs for the benefit of residents and visitors.

Forming part of Launceston’s Cultural Strategy, this Strategy reflects a wide range of considerations including quality, impact, local and visitor engagement, siting and maintenance. It aligns with and delivers on key planning frameworks including the Launceston City Deal, My Place My Future Plan, City Heart, and the Corporate Strategic Plan. A vision statement, a set of objectives and principles, and a curatorial framework, Confluence, frame the Strategy.

The Strategy identifies a core program of opportunities with sets of key recommendations, informed by a Public Art Research Paper, national and international benchmarking research, and a stakeholder consultation process involving more than 300 community members. A Management section outlines professional best practice. An Implementation Framework, with actions aligned to the Strategy objectives, will be developed to guide delivery of the Strategy over an eight year period.

There is deep enthusiasm for public art in Launceston. Public art, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, adds to Launceston’s reputation as a premier visitor destination, liveable city, and culturally vital place, bringing people together to celebrate our heritage and be part of our future.

Download the Launceston Public Art Strategy 2023-2031