Public Art

Priscilla Bracks at Eden, 2013
Priscilla Bracks at Eden, 2013
Kristen McIver at Yorkshire Brewery, 2015
Kristen McIver at Yorkshire Brewery, 2015

ADA Consulting has over a decade of experience in Public Art in Melbourne, working with highly respected property developers, visionary architects, innovative interior designers and talented artists. We assist our clients to identify and understand that incorporating public art into their building plans is an integral part of their development. Commissioning public art makes a positive contribution to the urban fabric of Melbourne and fosters a sustainable arts culture in Australia.


ADA Consulting specialise in working collaboratively with council planning departments and their arts units, property developers, architects, interior designers and artists to bring art and creative projects into residential, commercial, retail and mixed-use developments throughout Melbourne and across Australia. In essence, ADA Consulting acts as the conduit between all parties and stakeholders and see every Public Art project successfully through from beginning to end, on time and within budget.


Our specialised Public Art consultants respond to all clients briefs by work-shopping through appealing ideas for their development and presenting unique opportunities for artists to dream big and deliver memorable art works to engage residents, establish a sense of place for the community and enable the development to stand out from the crowd.


Working from MARS Gallery HQ in Windsor, our access to and knowledge of artists working across all mediums including sculpture, painting, installation, video projection, photography, printmaking and mural work is extensive. Our integrated Public Art strategy covers: artist engagement, briefing, concept design, creative, planning, commissioning; fabrication; documentation; and supervision through to the installation of each project.

“At Hampton, we have developed around $1 billion of property over the past 8 years. Over this period it became a condition of planning permits to provide public art in more substantial residential development projects. Following an extensive process to find the ‘right’ person to work with us in the provision of this, Hampton appointed Andy Dinan, and have been working with her since.

Andy’s ability to manage our expectations, to negotiate with council decision makers and to conclude successful outcomes with her panel of artists has been exemplary. It tells a story of her ability to empathize with and manage her artists wishes, of someone that can work in with the rigors of managing a development budget, of someone who can meet the demands through negotiation with local councils and deliver all on time and budget, with her customary flair, wicked sense of humour and a whole lot of great enthusiasm, energy and fun. Perhaps our other consultants could borrow a leaf from her book?

Steve Buxton, Joint Managing Director, Hamton