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Expressions of Interest - Public Art Advisory Panel

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Job details

Auckland Council
17 Feb 2023
Work type
Expressions of interest
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Toi Maori, Other


Auckland Council Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau is seeking expressions of interest to fill two vacancies on the Public Art Advisory Panel. 

Auckland’s public art celebrates the creativity of Tāmaki Makaurau, reflecting and expressing the diversity and character of our city. Auckland Council cares for a collection of more than 400 public artworks and develops new works across the region. The Public Art Advisory Panel plays a key role in this work by providing advice, feedback and recommendations on the regional public art work programme.

About the panel

Established in 2014, the panel provides independent, specialist knowledge and advice on public art to the Public Art team and council by extension. The panel has oversight of the regional public artwork programme including new commissions, gift offers and major renewals. The panel is also a forum to discuss priorities for sector investment. Panellists work closely with the Manager of Public Art and public art team, which sits within the Regional Services & Strategy department of council. The key policy documents which support the advisory function of the panel are Auckland Council’s Public Art Policy and Toi Whītiki Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan. Both are available to read by clicking on the links below.

Collectively the panel has:

  • a passion to see public art transform Aucklanders’ experience of their city
  • thorough knowledge of the region’s creative sector
  • an aspiration to position creativity at the centre of Auckland’s growth and transformation
  • an informed view of Auckland’s geography and an understanding of the place-making potential of arts and culture for the city
  • an understanding of Auckland’s rapidly evolving demographics and diverse population, and the opportunities and challenges these pose to the city’s development
  • a global perspective on the role creativity plays in creating a world-class city
  • a commitment to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and
  • a robust and transparent approach to actual or perceived conflicts of interest

What is required of the panel?

The panel is made up of 7 – 9 members serving 3 – 5 year terms. There are currently two places available on the panel for new members due to regular membership rotation.

Members are expected to attend monthly, ninety-minute meetings which are held from February – December and are paid a per-meeting rate for their contribution. For background information please go to: Public Art Advisory Panel ( 

Who should apply?

Auckland Council invites individuals from a range of backgrounds to join the panel. This includes creative entrepreneurs, built environment designers or architects, media specialists, cultural commentators, artists, graphic, experience or product designers, curators or programmers. There is also a dedicated place for Te Māngai Toi. In particular we are seeking candidates who have experience or expertise in showcasing Auckland’s Māori identity and vibrant Māori culture as outlined in the Auckland Plan.

Further information

  • Read the Public Art Policy by clicking here
  • Read Toi Whītiki Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan by clicking here
How to apply

How to apply

Expressions of interest can be submitted to and must include:

  • a statement of up to 400 words about the specialist knowledge and skills you bring to the panel
  • a one-page CV in PDF format
  • a link to your own website or LinkedIn profile

Applications close Friday17 February 2023 at 5pm. Shortlisted applicants will be notified at the end of February and requested for an interview to be held in March 2023.

Written by

Hayley Wolters - Manager Public Art, Auckland Council

23 Jan 2023