Minutes of Meeting










Public Art Panel Meeting





Conference Room, Station Street, Mullumbimby


Thursday, 12 September 2019












Public Art Panel Meeting Minutes                                               12 September 2019




Minutes of the Public Art Panel Meeting held on Thursday, 12 September 2019

File No: I2019/1411


PRESENT:   Cr J Hackett, Cr S Ndiaye, Cr Richardson


Staff:   Joanne McMurtry (Community Project Officer)

            Deb Stafford (Community & Cultural Development Coordinator)

            Vanessa Adams (Director Corporate and Community Services)


Invited Members:  


Community Representatives:   Rick Molloy, Julie Lipsett, Matthew Baird, Denise Napier, Lisa Hochhauser, Jack Dods,


Cr Ndiaye (Chair) opened the meeting at 11.37 and acknowledged that the meeting was being held on Bundjalung Country.




Apologies were received from Peter Wood (Arts Northern Rivers)

Declarations of Interest – Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary


There were no declarations of interest.


Adoption of Minutes from Previous Meetings


Committee Recommendation:

That the minutes of the Extraordinary Public Art Panel Meeting held on 24 June 2019 be confirmed.


The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


Note: The minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2019 were noted, and the Committee Recommendations adopted by Council, at the Ordinary Meeting held on 22 August 2019.


Business Arising from Previous Minutes


There was no business arising from previous minutes.



Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services

Report No. 4.1             Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk - Germination sculpture and Ingenuity Sculpture Festival 2019

File No:                        I2019/1188


Committee Recommendation:

That the Public Art Panel recommends to Council:


1.       that the sculpture ‘Germination’ is loaned for a period of five years at the       Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk location.


2.       to donate a one-off amount of $5,000 towards the Ingenuity Sculpture Festival 2019 for prize money with a preference that it supports a local artist and that at least one Public     Art Panel member be on the judging panel.



The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.



Committee Recommendation:

That a report be prepared for the next Public Art Panel meeting regarding a proactive approach to encouraging and enabling public art across the Shire in line with the current public art strategy including strategic priorities, budget planning and decision making considerations.



The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.




Report No. 4.2             Public Art Guidelines and Criteria - Draft for review and next steps

File No:                        I2019/1189


Committee Recommendation:

1.       That the Public Art Panel considers the first draft of the Public Art Guidelines and provides feedback to the Chair.


2.       That the Panel recommends purchase of the Arts Law Centre of Australia     Commissioning Agreement.


3.       That the final draft Public Art Guidelines be brought back to the Public Art Panel.



The recommendation was put to the vote and declared carried.


Cr Richardson left the meeting at 1.30pm.



There being no further business the meeting concluded at 1.45.