artist impression of the City Square. Source: MRA Perth City Link Public Art StrategyKings Square Public Art Strategy

Perth, Western Australia

  • Client: Leighton Properties
  • Stakeholders and partners: Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority & City of Perth
  • Role of Artsource: Art Consultants
  • Outcome: Strategy Document for CBD Precinct
  • Artwork budget: $1.8M
  • Completion date: April 2014

Leighton Properties engaged Artsource to develop a Public Art Strategy in support of Leighton’s application
to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority for development of the Kings Square Precinct, in particular
KS1, 2, 3 and 4, Perth. The strategy was developed in accordance with the MRA Development Policy 4:
Providing Public Art.

The Kings Square Precinct is proposed to be a vibrant, contemporary commercial, residential and
recreational precinct with significant pedestrian activity. The public art will contribute to the creation of a
unique sense of place for Kings Square. This strategy lays the foundations for the coming together of bestpractice
artwork procurement, community and stakeholder engagement and skilled artistic practice to
produce artwork of international, high-calibre standards.

There are five specific public art opportunities that will be pursued under the Strategy: Temporary and
Ephemeral; Play Object & Landscape Features; Feature Light Artwork; Indigenous Artwork; and Transition
Artworks. Taken together these projects will significantly contribute to realizing the overarching vision for the
development and successfully engage a wide range of important stakeholders and communities.