The role of art in the public domain has long been recognised as an important part of a city’s character. Major cities around the world have for centuries commissioned works of art and created spaces where sculptures can be seen and enjoyed. A source of pleasure and pride for residents, art in public spaces is increasingly an important attraction for visitors.
Contemporary art is rich with innovative use of materials and new technology. In many cases, the artist is required to liaise with engineers and fabricators in the design stage and costing of the artwork. Here we explore some examples of public art in Australasia and how they relate to the world of corrosion.