Sydney Metro City & Southwest Public Art Masterplan

Completed: 2017Client: Transport for NSW

The City & Southwest Public Art Masterplan outlines a vision to elevate customers’ journeys with art and engagement and enliven station environments. Mindful of international precedents, the program seeks place-based responses to the unique environments of Sydney’s Metro.

The Masterplan expands the opportunities of the cultural metropolis and builds Sydney’s identity as a global city of art and culture, setting out a public art program that will be accessible and uplifting to the widest possible range of audience profiles: different ages, genders, ethnic backgrounds, culturally-engaged and general public.

Worldwide, art in transport infrastructure has proven its value as cultural connective tissue; enriching communities, generating identity, stimulating economic development, building cultural capital. The Metro City and Southwest Public Art Masterplan outlines the methodology for Sydney to take its unique place in the growing cohort of cities that enjoy those outcomes from inspiring art public art-in-infrastructure programs.