Public art plays an important role in enhancing and complementing our environments, it bring communities together, offers social and educational opportunities and promotes tourism.
Geraldton has a number of existing public art works, the most significant being the memorial to HMAS Sydney by Joan Walsh and Charles Smith in 2001. Other works have been commissioned such as the Tony Jones work outside the WA Police complex on Marine Terrace.
A number of works also are collected along the foreshore, notably the beautiful Ilgarijiri by Yamatji artists Margaret Whitehurst and Barbara Merritt, Zephyr by Nigel Helyer and Wiebbe Hayes, by Anthony Horn.
Geraldton has a rich urban or street art presence, especially within the city centre. It also has a number of works which refer to scientific themes, such as the Iris Sundial outside the Queens Park Theatre, and a considerable number of community based artworks. The City is guided by the City of Greater Geraldton Public Art Strategy.
View the Public Art Strategy