Logan has a growing collection of public artworks throughout the city. Public artworks are commissioned to enhance and enrich the visual appearance, sense of civic identity and general liveability of the City of Logan and its environs.
Public art can:
- Emphasise the unique qualities and 'sense of place' of Logan's public spaces;
- Raise community appreciation of the value and benefits of the arts as a part of our everyday lives in both Natural and built environments;
- Raise awareness of Logan as a place of artistic innovation and stimulate interest and development in the creative industries for the region;
- Provide employment and high level professional opportunities for Logan's artists, craftsworkers and designers;
- Celebrate Logan City's cultural diversity and heritage, and revitalise the experience and appreciation of public spaces;
- Encourage and facilitate a friendly and stimulating cultural dialogue within the community;
- Enhance the sense of community ownership, civic pride and regional cultural identity; and
- Help consolidate Logan as a city recognised nationally for its vitality and liveability, and its commitment to promoting and recognising cultural distinctiveness.
Public art opportunity
Logan City Council is seeking to update its register of artists, and use it to shortlist artists for a significant public art opportunity at Waller Park, Browns Plains. If you would like to register your interest in working as a public artist, please download and complete the public art registration of interest (PDF 55 KB)and return it to Logan Art Gallery by Tuesday 21 February. Do not send in concept designs, we are seeking registration of interest and curriculum vitae only at this stage. Email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to Logan Art Gallery, cnr Wembley Rd and Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central, QLD 4114.
Recently completed projects
Jacques van der Merwe
Gallipoli's mirage is located at Greenbank RSL and commemorates the Centenary of Gallipoli. It depicts the moment when Australian and New Zealand troops first landed on the beach at Anzac Cove in April 1915. Each component of the artwork has been created individually and the entire image is revealed when viewed at a distance. This project was supported by funds from Division 7, Logan City Council and the Greenbank RSL.
Robyn Pell, Visual Art students Mortasa Hussaini, Shelby Johnstone, Modivo-Sakai Nakachi and Kamere Pasa, and teachers of Woodridge State High School Jeanie Macnamara, Kristina Hall and Genevieve Staines
Designer Robyn Pell worked with year 9 Visual Art students and teachers from Woodridge State High School to develop four banners that signify the strength and unity of the youth of Logan. The students developed their own symbols, patterns and images in class which were then combined into four distinct banner designs. The banners include floral emblems and abstract patterns representing students' different nationalities, maps of the school catchment area and a striking turtle. Hidden among the bold and colourful patterns is a 'secret' kangaroo in one of the banners. The project was supported by funds from Division 2, Logan City Council.
Image at left: Woodridge State High School students with Cr Lutton (Division 2).
Robyn Pell, Isaac Patmore, Vikki Kindermann and students from the Intensive Language Class, Woodridge State High School
In December 2013 students from the Intensive Language Class, Woodridge State High School worked with artists Robyn Pell, Isaac Patmore and Vikki Kindermann to create six mosaic designs based on the unique aspects of their culture and the flora and fauna of their homeland region. The cultural and geographic areas represent Burma, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Thailand, Eastern Africa and Central Africa. The student's designs were then hand painted onto clay tiles and, with the assistance of Monte Lupo Arts, fired and installed in Logan Gardens in 2014. The mosaics join several other mosaics in the gardens that celebrate the cultural diversity of Logan. The project was supported by funds from Division 2, Logan City Council.Image at left: Isaac Patmore, Cr Lutton (Division 2) and Robyn Pell.
Expressions of Interest
There are no current Expressions of interest available for public art projects through Logan City Council. Please revisit this page, as Expressions of interest will be published when available.