MORE pop-up art and design installations and festivals would help revive the city centre.
Canberra is lucky to have such well-known and celebrated national treasures in the art world such as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery.
Along with our galleries, Canberra’s existing public art and recent renaissance of innovation and creativity that’s gripping our city, art is a big part of what makes Civic so special.
We only need mention those sheep, for example – known to every local and never failing to get an odd look or two from our interstate and international visitors. Love them or hate them, they certainly turn heads, get tongues wagging and cameras and phones clicking.
Research undertaken for us last year showed that Canberrans want more vibrancy and soul brought into the CBD.
What better way to do this than by bringing more artistic and creative ventures to Civic and Braddon?
More temporary exhibitions and installations, artistic festivals or other ideas, such as oversized public colouring-in “pages” on temporary walls, would creatively energise and inspire the whole community.
Why not bring more pop-up, temporary installations into Civic and Braddon to continue to drive the innovation and creativity boom.
Jane Easthope is the CEO of Canberra CBD Limited