Public Art

Public Art

Armidale Regional Council and Council's Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee are committed to creating more culturally vibrant, engaging and colourful public spaces.

Armidale Regional Council's Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Council adopted the final Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022 on 25 October 2017. 

A detailed Work Action Plan will now be developed based on the Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan defining Key Performance Indicators, required resources and a timeline.

Armidale Regional Council Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022 (PDF 1.7MB)

Temporary Public Art Works

From time to time Armidale Regional Council is approached by community groups and individuals for permission to display temporary public art works. Temporary Art in Public Places (PDF 235.4KB) explains Council's process to consider requests by individuals and community groups to exhibit temporary art works in the public right of way. Please read the information provided and complete the Application for Temporary Art In Public Places (PDF 315.5KB) then forward to

Colour New England Street Arts Festival 6 April 2019

Armidale Regional Council’s Arts and Cultural Festival working group is organising a festival to showcase local art, culture and heritage. If you are involved in the local creative industries – visual arts, crafts, performance, music, theatre, writing, heritage – and want to be involved let us know.  

The festival is all about showcasing local talent, building creative capacity and cultural tourism, connecting arts and business, and involving the local community.  

The theme is Colour New England - celebrating the wonderful colours of autumn, the wide open skies and amazing light of our region. Let’s celebrate the last days of autumn before we move into the cold, dark winter months. 

The festival will be located in and around the Armidale mall starting mid morning and finishing with a light show later in the night. There will be makers’ markets, arts activities, exhibitions, crafts, workshops, street art, music, window displays, demonstrations, street theatre, arts & heritage trails, food markets and much more.   

We need you to make this a success. Please complete the Expression of Interest form (PDF 205.1KB) and return to EOI close 31 January 2019.   For more information please contact Hayley Ward on 6770 3824 or email

Colour New England Street Arts Festival Poster v7