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WAGGA WORKS Our City's Creative Expression P U B L I C

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Contents Objective 3 Context 3 Principals 4 Wagga Works 4 Welcoming 5 Connecting 8 Placeshaping 11 Engagement 15 Schedule 17 Map 19

Acknowledgement

Wagga Wagga City Council acknowledges the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pays their respect to Elders past and present. Council values it’s culturally diverse community and is committed to the principles of Reconciliation.

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Objective Wagga Wagga City Council is committed to the development of Wagga Wagga as a thriving, innovative and connected regional centre, where culture and creativity engage and involve the whole community. Recognising the key role that public art plays in fulfilling this commitment, and responding to the cultural needs of the community, Wagga Wagga City Council’s Public Art Plan outlines key principles and strategies for enhancing the city’s public spaces.

Context “We are a thriving, innovative and connected community on the Murrumbidgee. We are rich in opportunity, choice, learning and environment. Wagga is a place where paths cross and people meet.” Ruby & Oliver: Our future. Our community (2012) The City of Wagga Wagga has a diverse community of an estimated 61, 509 residents, recorded at the 2011 census. Wagga Wagga has higher than the state average percentage of persons in the 12-24 age group. 12.3% of the our population is 18-24 years of age, over 4% higher than the percentage average of other regional areas, often attributed to the presence of Charles Sturt University and the Defence community. The City is a recognised Refugee Welcome Zone and and acknowledges our first people, the Wiradjuri nation. The City’s Public Art Plan 2014 - 2016, WaggaWorks will continue to contribute to the City’s vibrancy and character with innovative ideas and concepts to create experiences that are universally accessible to our community and visitors. Wagga Wagga has long been a cultural and creative city and WaggaWorks aims to continue this tradition. Council endorsed the Outdoor Art in Public Spaces Policy in 1997, in order to establish and manage the City’s diverse collection of public art. In 2008 the Public Art Policy was developed to respond to the cultural needs of the community as identified in Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012, and to further extend the vision of the Outdoor Art in Public Spaces Policy. As outlined in the current Public Art Policy POL109, Council has established a Public Art Advisory Panel composed of community and stakeholder representatives to guide the commissioning of public art and the management of the Public Art Collection in line with the Public Art Plan 2014 - 2016, WaggaWorks. WaggaWorks incorporates a vision for public art in Wagga Wagga for the period 2014 - 2016 as expressed by the community in the Council’s Cultural Plan 2006 – 2015 and the Wagga Wagga Community Strategic Plan, Ruby & Oliver (2013-2023). WaggaWorks also embraces the National Arts and Culture Accord, an Australian, state, territory and local intergovernmental arrangement as well as responding to the NSW State Government’s NSW 2021 Plan, in particular, Goal 27Enhance Cultural, Creative, Sporting and Recreation Opportunities.

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Principles The development and implementation of public art projects and initiatives through WaggaWorks is governed by the following principles: • To develop projects that are of the highest level of creativity, artistic excellence, and innovation. • To challenge and stimulate audiences and the wider community. • To communicate the unique identity, spirit and heritage of the whole of the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area, including its villages and its neighbourhoods. • To recognise and promote the social and cultural diversity of the community. • To stimulate cultural tourism and the visitor economy. • To support projects that highlight the unique characteristics and fragile ecosystem of the local natural environment. • To encourage access and participation across all sectors of the community through creative experiences and placemaking. • To ensure that all projects and programs are carried out in a fair and transparent manner, and in accordance with industry best practice. • To foster collaboration across all levels of government, community and non government stakeholders and the business sector.

WaggaWorks The Public Art Plan 2014 - 2016, WaggaWorks, identifies three major strategic roles that public art currently plays, or has the potential to play, within the Wagga Wagga community for both residents and visitors to the City. Welcoming: Public art provides a welcome to Wagga Wagga, by road, by air, and by rail. Connecting: Public Art strengthens the role of key civic and neighbourhood hubs as meeting places and locales of connection, such as the Exhibition Centre and Bolton Park, Riverside, the Civic Precinct and key events. PlaceShaping: Public Art assists in the development of vibrant local character throughout the local government area, such as our villages and suburbs.

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WELCOMING Wagga Wagga is a creative, warm and embracing community

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Welcoming Wagga Wagga is a creative, warm and embracing community with a diversity of cultures which our public art aims to project to those visiting our City. Our public art has the capacity to welcome locals and visitors alike to our city, as demonstrated by the completed Zone 1 and Zone 2 stages of the Airport Public Art project (2013). The aim with this suite of works is to continue to create an iconic public art grouping which will leave an indelible first or last impression as locals and visitors enter or farewell Wagga Wagga.

Key WelcomeWorks Strategies Airport Zone 3 Building on the success of Zones 1 and 2 of the Airport Public Art Project, Zone 3, Don Kendall Drive, will complete this high profile suite of public art commissions in the airport precinct. Location

Don Kendall Drive, Forest Hill, Wagga Wagga

When

2014

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$120,000

Supporting document

Airport Masterplan, Council Resolution 12/325.1

Roundabouts In response to Council’s Shaping Places, A Guideline for Roundabout Centre Islands, WaggaWorks will work to create a new vision for our statement CBD roundabouts to complement the existing Peter Street roundabout public artworks. Potential Locations

Railway Place, Tarcutta Street, Fitzmaurice Street, streets east of Baylis Street as guided by the supporting document

When

2014 - 2016

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$25,000 per project, per annum

Supporting document

Shaping Places, A Guideline for Roundabout Centre Islands, June 2011

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CONNECTING Come together and celebrate community spirit and identity

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Connecting Wagga Wagga is a city where residents come together to celebrate community spirit and identity. The WaggaWorks plan reinforces and invigorates the iconic meeting places and events that connect our community and visitors alike in highly visible locations across the local government area. Four key strategies have been identified as the initial opportunities for enhancing the experience of Wagga’s places and spaces – NightLights, BrightLights, EventWorks and MasterWorks.

Key ConnectWorks Strategies NightLights, BrightLights Our new state of the art projectors and the 50m x 8m canvas of the Civic Centre building will serve two functions: creating our City’s annual projection series, NightLights and the youth driven BrightLights, as well as complementing the City’s major celebrations and events. The curated projection schedule will see up to three weeks out of every month with artistic projection content, scheduled in advance. The schedule is made up of three components 1.

The NightLights series will feature a leading Australian Artist who will be in residence for two weeks and will be commissioned to deliver a site specific work as well as running a series of masterclasses for local emerging artists.

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BrightLights features projection content created by local young people, highlighting artwork sourced from our local students through artist led workshops and partnerships such as the current dLux MediaArts dLab partnership.

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Event led projection works may be commissioned by other areas of Council in consultation with the Public Art Advisory Panel, such as A Very Wagga Christmas (2013).

The Masterclass in New Media and Projection art for 8 – 10 emerging Riverina artists, is an intensive Masterclass running for 3 – 5 days in Wagga Wagga. Masterclass students will be required to apply for the limited places. At the conclusion of the Masterclasses, the participants will propose a site specific work be commissioned by Wagga Wagga City Council to be presented at Civic Prencinct along with the projection by the leading artist.

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NightLights Each year a significant Australia artistic projection artist would be in residence to create a site specific work and conduct a master class in New Media, specifically projection work. Location

Civic Centre

When

2014 - 2016

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$35,000 per annum

Masterclass For Emerging Projection Artists

BrightLights BrightLights is the youth based projection program, bringing experts to work with students to create digital content through photography, animation and film. BrightLights aims to engage Wagga’s media savvy youth, providing opportunities for developing skills in new media arts. Location

Civic Centre

When

2014 - 2016

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$15,000 per annum

EventWorks Artists will be invited to submit expressions of interest for ephemeral and/or interactive and vibrant public art works at culturally significant local government events. These key festivals and events will give artists a ready-made audience as well as an opportunity for the community to experience art in new ways.

EventWorks Potential Events include: Australia Day; Seniors Week; Youth Week, and Regenerate; Harmony Week; NAIDOC; Science Week; Fusion Multicultural Festival. Location

Various

When

2014 - 2016

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$10,000 per annum

Supporting document

As per annual schedule of events.

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MasterWorks WaggaWorks takes into consideration Wagga Wagga City Council’s existing masterplans with an aim to incorporate public art from the start of the project, ensuring that the public art is developed as part of the fabric of the project.

Exhibition Centre and BoltonPark A key Wagga Wagga City Council project commencing in early 2014 will be the redevelopment of the Exhibition Centre and Bolton Park and multi-purpose centres. Public Art will be included in the planning and implementation of both sites. Location

Exhibition Centre and Bolton Park

When

2014 - 2015

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$80,000 per site

Supporting document

Recreation and Open Space Strategy 20052015, Bolton Park/Robertson Oval & Wagga Wagga Exhibition Centre Master Plans 2010, Community Social Plan 2009-2013

Riverside The Riverside Wagga Wagga project will begin stage one in 2014, with public art to be incorporated. Riverside Wagga Wagga is a visionary masterplan that will reinforce the relationship between the iconic Murrumbidgee River and the City of Wagga Wagga. Location

Riverside, Wagga Wagga

When

2014 - 2015

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$100,000 towards public art in stage one

Supporting document

Riverside Wagga Wagga Strategic Masterplan 2010

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PLACESHAPING Highlighting the unique character of our neighbourhoods & villages

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Placeshaping The WaggaWorks plan creates an opportunity to highlight the unique character of our neighbourhoods and villages. Community consultation will ensure that VillageWorks and NeighbourWorks projects reflect the community’s identity in our neighbourhoods and villages. ArtWorks examines the built fabric of our community and the upskilling of emerging artists. Public Art will be commissioned for Council owned properties, such as amenity blocks to add character to our community. Professional artists will be employed to create the artwork, as well as work with local emerging artists to build on their skills and assist in creating the next generation of Wagga Wagga artists.

Key PlaceShaping Strategies VillageWorks VillageWorks Site specific public art celebrating our villages. Location

Wagga Wagga Local Government Area Villages (Collingullie, Currawarna, Galore, Humula, Ladysmith, Mangoplah, Oura, Tarcutta, Uranquinty)

When

2014 - 2016

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$25,000 per project, one per annum

Supporting documents

Ruby and Oliver, Rural Village Plans

NeighbourhoodWorks NeighbourhoodWorks Public Art designed to enhance our neighbourhoods. Location

Wagga Wagga City Suburbs

When

2014 - 2016

Target Audience

Residents and visitors

Budget

$25,000 per project, one per annum

Supporting document

Ruby and Oliver

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ArtWorks ArtWorks Two (2) artworks per year on Council property will be commissioned, with the artist incorporating workshops for local emerging artists. Location

Council owned property throughout the Local Government Area

When

2014 - 2016

Target Audience

Residents and local emerging artists

Budget

$7,000 per project, up to two projects per year

Supporting document

Ruby and Oliver and Wagga Wagga City Council’s current Long Term Financial Plan

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ENGAGEMENT Community and Stakeholder representatives

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Panel Council has established a Public Art Advisory Panel (PAAP) composed of community and stakeholder representatives to guide the commissioning of public art and management of the Public Art Collection in line with the Public Art Plan 2014 - 2016, WaggaWorks. The PAAP’s role is to provide expert advice and contribute to public art project management from commissioning to the completion and public launch of artworks within the commissioning guidelines. The PAAP has the following tasks: - Provide expert cultural, artistic and design advice. - Appraise and make recommendations for the selection of appropriate artists and proposals. - Oversee the commissioning and procurement processes for artworks. - Report back to Council for endorsement of the recommendations prior to the commissioning of the artwork. All representative position terms shall run for the duration of the current Council term. Where appropriate, advisors (internal/external) with specialist expertise will be temporarily co-opted to the panel to assist decision making.

Public Art Advisory Panel Representatives The PAAP consists of the following seven representatives: Councillor Wagga Wagga City Council

Kevin Poynter

Industry representative Eastern Riverina Arts

Scott Howie

Community representative

Anh Nguyen

Community representative

Raymond Wholohan

Cultural Officer Wagga Wagga City Council

Tracie Miller

Senior Project Management Coordinator Wagga Wagga City Council

David Christensen

Manager Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Stephen Payne

Having identified key locations for the implementation WaggaWorks, the Public Art Advisory Panel will commission works as follows:

Artist Engagement The PAAP will call for an Expression of Interest (EOI) when commissioning new public art works, or via Tender, as per Council’s procurement guidelines. The assessment of Expressions of Interest will be guided by the following principles: - - - -

Artistic quality and innovation Uniqueness, identity and respect for heritage Commitment to diversity Access and participation P U B L I C

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Collaboration and partnerships Environmental sustainability Transparency of process Industry best practice Knowledge exchange Investigation into development consent requirements

Examples of selection criteria submissions will be judged against include: - Budget - Previous project management history - Artistic Merit - Cultural Tourism - Placemaking - Interactivity and engagement - Whole of life maintenance - Adherence to relevant Australian Standards Potential project locations aligning with WaggaWorks may be submitted for consideration to the PAAP from community members within the local government area as well as from Council departments. For further information, please contact the Cultural Officer on (02) 6926 9356.

Maintaining Wagga Wagga residents have a strong attachment to the City’s existing public art collection in the community. Managing the collection includes monitoring and assessing artworks to ensure that their conservation and care is carried out in accordance with allocated operational budgets. Public artworks in the care of Wagga Wagga City Council are referred to as the City of Wagga Wagga’s Public Art Collection. This will include all new permanent and temporary works commissioned by the City. If it is determined that individual items are no longer relevant or appropriate for inclusion in the City of Wagga Wagga’s Public Art Collection, these items will be deaccessioned and disposed of in accordance with the Public Art Policy POL109.

Promoting The City of Wagga Wagga Public Art Collection website will continue to be the primary source of information of Wagga Wagga City Council’s Public Art collection. This will enable the development of the most accessible and flexible tools for promotion of the Public Art Collection to residents and visitors. The website will provide maps to allow residents and visitors to organise their own tours of the City’s collection of public art along with special events and programs www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/publicart

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SCHEDULE Project. Timeframe. Funding. Proposed Budget P U B L I C

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Schedule of Works Project

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WelcomeWorks Airport Zone 3

2014

Public Art Reserve

$120,000 (Council resolution 12/325.11, funds allocated)

(Roundabouts)

2014 – 2016

Public Art Reserve

$75,000 (three (3) projects x $25,000 over three years)

NightLights/ BrightLights (projectors)

2014 – 2016

Public Art Reserve

$150,000 (three (3) x $50,000 projects per year, commissioned content and workshops)

EventWorks

2014 – 2016

Public Art Reserve

$30,000 ($10 000 per annum, three (3) projects over three years)

Exhibition Centre/Bolton Park

2014 – 2015

Public Art Reserve

$160,000 ($80,000 per site)

Riverside Stage 1

2014 – 2015

Public Art Reserve

$100,000

2014 – 2016

Public Art Reserve

$75,000 (three (3) x $25,000, one project per year)

NeighbourWorks 2014 – 2016

Public Art Reserve

$75,000 (three (3) x $25,000, one project per year)

ArtWorks

Public Art Reserve

$42,000 (six (6) x $7,000, two projects per year)

Total budget 2014 - 2016

$827,000

Connecting

PlaceShaping VillageWorks

2014 - 2016

The table above details the delivery schedule of proposed works 2014-2016, noting that each project area will be reported back to Council at the commissioning phase of the project to endorse the recommendations from the Public Art Advisory Panel.

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Airport

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Botanic Gardens

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      

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   

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   

Civic Precinct 

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 

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   

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  

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 





 



 

 

  





 





 












Key Number

Artwork

27

Wollundry Glass Panel Sml

01

Little Crows

28

Fairy - metal figurine

02

Untitled (Wicks)

29

Frog - metal figurine

03

Bangayarra Walkway

30

Turtle

04

Sculptural Seat

31

Habitat Pole

05

Granite Spiral

32

Feet Hand rail

06

Snakes and Ladders -path tiles

33

Pontoon Seating

07

Hopscotch - tiles on footpath

34

Reading the News Bronze Lady

08

Forest Seat

35

Simmons Street Pump Station

09

Mary and Muuj

36

Bike rack

10

Victor

37

Lifelines

11

Donna

38

Peace - mural on concrete

12

Bluestone Borders

39

Walking

13

Jolly Swagman

40

Rock Woman - concrete

14

New Growth

41

Wicks

15

Bolton Park Toilet Block Mural

42

Helix

16

Bolton Park Pump house

43

Ashmont Oval

17

Skate Bowl Mural

44

Webb Park

18

Kidsville

45

Webb Park Ping Pong

19

Meditiation

46

Wagga Wagga weaving welcome

20

Grass Trees and Cranes

47

Hampden Bridge Bike Rack

21

Egret in Flight

48

Salt and Pepper Bike Rack

22

Empty Nest

49

Reflective Nature

23

Where Lost History

50

Henwood Park

24

Bald Archy Mural

51

Zeigler Avenue Park Project

25

Wollundry (Glass Panel)

52

Skatepark Shed

26

Life Balance - hardwood post

53

Wiradjuri Ceramic Mural

27

Wollundry 4 Glass Panel

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WaggaWorks: Our City's Creative Expression  

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