About public art

Art in public places is a part of the character of Adelaide.

The City of Adelaide has a rich collection of commemorative monuments, sculptures and installations which sit in perfect harmony among a growing collection of contemporary artworks located throughout the city, on its buildings and across the Park Lands.

It plays a strong role in creating and celebrating the city’s sense of place and identity while providing an insight into the cultural life and community values of the area.

While the South Australian Government, independent bodies, private developers and business operators all play a role in the commissioning of public artworks, the City of Adelaide has a range of programs, opportunities and funding that support local artists and emerging curators, which in turn helps create a vibrant and liveable city.

Read the City of Adelaide Public Art Action Plan 2014-2019.

Public art in the city

For your enjoyment we've created a map of Public art in the city. You can download and follow this guide which highlights selected significant historical and contemporary artworks in the City of Adelaide.

Please note, due to construction works in the Adelaide Riverbank precinct, some works have been temporarily removed or relocated to protect them.