Public art

Throughout history, art has been in the public realm in various forms in all societies and is the crucial link that defines a culture. Within a local setting, public art connects with the community through unique stories that reflect local history and culture.

A city wide place making approach ensures people enjoy spending time in vibrant places that are culturally attractive.

Opportunities for creative contributions from individual Artists, Artistic teams and community groups in the form of community and public art installations are encouraged because they add to our city’s “sense of place”.

In recognising this, the City of Charles Sturt has adopted a Public Art Policy and Guidelines to assist the community to create and install public art within the city. The Guidelines ensure that relevant stakeholders within proximity of the site are consulted and that the proposed artworks are both safe and reflect the values of the community.

Artists proposing to install art within the city’s public places must first seek written approval from the City of Charles Sturt, please email your request to

Please note: artwork location approval does not negate the need to obtain other Council approvals and permissions, all relevant legal requirements such as planning approval and copyright clearance must be met by the Artist.

Stobie Pole Art Guidelines

With the help of this map discover just some of the artworks that give this precinct its unique identity.

Guide - Street Art from Bowden to Croydon

Explore these areas, enjoying the colourful, creative and sometimes controversial pieces scattered throughout.

Adelaide Fringe is coming to our City from 19 February - 21 March, 2021.

Venue registrations for Adelaide Fringe 2021 will open from Wednesday, 22 July 2020.

Event registrations for Adelaide Fringe 2021 open on Tuesday, 18 August 2020.

For more information visit the Adelaide Fringe official website.

We're supporting local artists, musicians and arts organisations adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through our Economic Support and Stimulus Package.

Our Arts and Culture support stream provides funding opportunities through our Live and Local initiative and our Creative Cities program.

More information

SALA invite registrations for exhibitions and other activities which can be accessed either online or while complying with social distancing measures.

Possibilities include online exhibitions or experiences, DIY walking tours, recording an artist talk, giving a Facebook Live studio tour. Registrations which do not follow current South Australian State Government restrictions will not be accepted.

Registering is quick and easy via the online form at

We encourage our creative community to get involved in this initiative and help bring art to our community during this time.

City of Charles Sturt's very own film festival. Film makers are invited from all over to showcase their films created around our City.

Westside Film Festival