ADA is an experienced culture, placemaking and public art consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia.


We deliver tailored placemaking and public and urban art strategies to engage residents and surrounding communities and create a true sense of place that will stand the test of time.

We work with local communities, government, planners, developers and artists to facilitate an authentic and balanced cultural experience, satisfy permit conditions, and make meaningful spaces in our cities.


Sculpture by Matthew Harding (1964 – 2018)
Fabricated by Robert Hook
Commissioned by Golden Age and the Deague Group
Delivered by ADA Consulting, March 2019

Acting as the conduit between all parties, we help to cultivate community and create a sense of place by delivering permanent and temporary art installations, providing integrated art strategies and solutions, and conceptualising and staging events.

Public art

Working with council planning departments and arts units, property developers, architects, interior designers, artists and stakeholders we make incorporating art into residential, commercial, retail and mixed-use developments easy, accessible and enjoyable. We’ll help your development stand out for all the right reasons. Learn more.

Rent Art

Our collection of contemporary Australian artwork in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, print and video art is available for short- and long-term leasing to office, commercial, retail and domestic spaces at very competitive rates. Learn more.

Our work

We believe that commissioning public art makes a positive contribution to a city’s urban fabric, enlivens and inspires our communities and lends depth and character to property developments. To view some of the works we have helped to bring to life and read case studies showing how we went about it, click here.

Our team

We are passionate advocates for art in everyday life. Our professional art consultants have extensive experience and networks with council planning departments and arts units, property developers, architects, interior designers and artists, and an in depth understanding of all things art. Meet the team.

MARS gallery

We are also the dedicated team behind MARS Gallery in Windsor, Melbourne. At MARS, we represent a select group of emerging to mid-career artists and maintain relationships with a vast network of Australian and international artists. MARS has an extensive collection of contemporary Australian art for purchase, viewing and lease. Visit MARS Gallery.

[ADA] Consulting respectfully acknowledges the Bunurong and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land upon which we operate. We recognise their connection to land, waters, and community, and acknowledge First People’s significant contributions to art and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations people. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, and always will be, Aboriginal Land.