Public Art

Public art, whether it is sculpture, installation, performative, conceptual, wall art, ephemeral, or permanent actively contributes to the story of place, identity and can provoke varied responses. We see public art as engaging in conversations that otherwise might not occur.

We work with government institutions and developers to

  • Develop public art strategies and action plans
  • Commission artists
  • Manage projects
  • Write grants and fundraise
  • Community engagement
  • Professional Photography
  • Filming


Projects are commissioned to:

  • provide opportunities for artists to create art for art sake
  • discourage illegal tagging
  • bring community together
  • create place makers
  • work with youth through graffiti art programs
  • add aesthetic, social and economic value to community

Cultural Matters ensures that we engage artists whose paintings are of highest quality and respected by the local graffiti community and the wider public. We believe that the careful selection of artists will ensure the best possible outcome for both the artist, the commissioning body and community.

Cultural Matters

  • Understands the graffiti/street art world
  • Has a large network of artists working within this capacity
  • Encourages commissioning bodies to look outside the box and consider graffiti art as an art-form that is respected by graffiti artists
  • Works closely with the commissioning body, community and relevant stake holders such as building owners and tenants to achieve the best outcome

What we can do for you

  • Selection of artists
  • Develop graffiti/street art strategic plans for local government, utility service providers etc. to assist in the planning for a graffiti/street art program and its implementation
  • Grant writing for organisations that require external funding for a graffiti/street art project
  • Management of artists and project
  • Work with youth on graffiti/street art projects through mentoring, workshops and painting
  • Curate graffiti/street art festivals, exhibitions and projects
  • Professional photography and filming

Image Credits

  1. Lenton Parr Windhover (2001) in Sandringham, Melbourne/Australia. Photo by Richard Hagen. CC BY-SA 2.0
  2. City of Kingston Arts Grant Recipient, Curator Georgia Rouette, Artist Paul Round. Photo by Georgia Rouette.

We worked with Georgia Rouette to engage artists Bailer and Michael Porter for a mural project involving youth. Georgia was organised and efficient to work with and made facilitating the mural project a dream.

Kate Gerritsen

Public Art Co-Ordinator, City of Ballarat

Kingston Arts is more than happy to endorse Georgia’s approach to public art curation and management. Her work is impeccable, experienced and always delivered on time. Georgia works incredibly hard to meet her clients’ needs and those of the artist, ensuring the quality and merit of artwork remains a high priority in all circumstances. We would love to work with her more often.

Justin Gayner

Team Leader, Arts & Cultural Services, Kingston Arts Centre