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Public art on display

12 Jun 2012

Neighbouring areas of Southbank will see new public art installations over the next 12 months, with the City of Melbourne commissioning new works.

The 2012 public art commissions were launched last month at Signal on Northbank, which is also the site of the first of this year’s installations.

Shadow Play is a piece by Leven Wong and Shao Xiong Chia that uses lights and shadows to create fantastical worlds. The other pieces will be displayed across the City of Melbourne.

Councillor Jennifer Kanis said the council had acknowledged the importance of public art.

“We recognise that artworks in public space are visible and accessible to all and serve as important markers of our cultural identity,” Cr Kanis said.

“We aim to showcase the quality, diversity and innovation of arts practice in Melbourne and increase community participation in cultural life. The commissions bring art to the people.”

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