Members of the community are being encouraged to submit their feedback for Bathurst Regional Council’s draft public art policy.
With submissions due to close this Thursday, residents are being invited to have their say on a policy that will aim to incorporate art with Bathurst’s rich heritage.
“The public art policy will be an important contributor to place-making across the Bathurst region,” councilor Jacqui Rudge said.
“I think members of the Bathurst community have embraced art displays such as the building projections that appear during the annual Winter Festival, and the policy will allow for more permanency with public art.”
Cr Rudge said the policy will celebrate Bathurst’s diverse cultural environment, and various art projects will incorporate Indigenous Australian, European and migrant history.
“The commissioning of the public art policy will support local creatives in honing their craft,” she said.
“There will also be opportunities for young and emerging artists to express themselves through temporary art projects.”
Cr Rudge is confident that the policy will be implemented, and is looking forward to the next stages of the project.
“We will be working closely with the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery to ensure that this policy is implemented professionally and articulately,” she said.
“This policy has been a long time coming, and I think it will be a great thing for Bathurst.”
Submissions close Thursday, February 21 at 4pm, and for those interested in leaving feedback, visit the policy feedback page.