Art reference

Public Art Reference Group – City of Newcastle

PARG generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The meeting agenda is determined by the applications received.

Applicants will be invited to attend the PARG meeting to present their public art proposal and to answer questions from PARG members. CN will liaise with applicants to arrange and confirm attendance. A maximum of 4 members of the Candidates team may attend.

Meetings will take place at the CN Municipal Administration Center (note that online meetings may be held under certain circumstances) and will not be open to the public.

PARG is made up of community-minded external experts with demonstrated excellence in the fields of visual arts, heritage, cultural leadership, architecture and design.

The members are:

  • President : Councilor Carol Duncan
  • Member: Councilor Peta Winney-Baartz
  • Member: Councilor John Mackenzie
  • Member: Charlotte Hilder – Creative Producer and Curator
  • Member: Nikolas Orr – Historian of Art and Iconoclasm
  • Member: Edwardo Milan – Fine Arts Professional
  • Member: Andrew Smith and Julieanne Rose – co-representatives of the Guraki Indigenous Advisory Committee

PARG meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month.