Daily Archives: January 3, 2012

Art in public places #Dunedin

### ODT Online Tue, 3 Jan 2012
Opinion
Rethinking DCC role in public art
The Otago Sculpture Trust suggests it might be time for the Dunedin City Council to take a step back from such direct involvement in sculpture in public places. In light of the controversy, particularly over the past two years, regarding installation of sited public art works in Dunedin, we, the Otago Sculpture Trust, feel it is our role as an independent body of professionals to add our voice to the debate, in the hope of creating better understanding around issues of public art here. [...] Anomalies between the original and current Dunedin City Council art in public places policies have perhaps accounted for the deterioration in community liaison.
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• The Otago Sculpture Trust was established in 2002 by a group of practising sculptors with a general aim of doing what [it] can to foster and develop sculptural practice across Otago and beyond. The trust seeks to promote public sculpture in its many forms, including accessing resources and influencing public art policies as a lobby group.

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