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Advisory panel for art in public places

Advisory panel for art in public places

The Advisory Panel for Art in Public Places, Auckland (APAPPA) was established in 2014 to assist the council with planning arts projects and programmes in public places.

The panel was not politically appointed, though its advice may be provided to elected representatives by council officers.

Panel members have a variety of arts, culture, architectural and urban design backgrounds. These include Nga Toi Māori (Māori arts knowledge, wisdom and understanding).

The panel provides expert advice and recommendations required by the council's Public Art Policy on a wide range of arts activity, including:

  • the art in public places annual work programme
  • council strategies to integrate art into major built environment projects and precinct and town centre upgrades
  • proposals and gift offers – whether generated internally or externally – for permanent works of art across the Auckland region.


Appointments and terms

The panel has between seven and nine members who are appointed for a term of three years. The panel elects its own chair and meets up to five times per year.

Appointments are made following expressions of interest, consultation with cross department management and an in-person interview.

Panel members are paid the council's standard panel meeting rate and travel allowance.


Panel members

  • Ross Liew (Chair)
  • Douglas Lloyd Jenkins (MNZM)
  • Leon Tan (PhD, MHSc)
  • Patrick Reynolds
  • Rau Hoskins (BArch, MArch hons.)
  • Rose Evans (BA, BAppSc, MA)
  • Simon van Praag
  • Stuart Niven (BArch, MA Urban Design)

Email the public art team for more information or to contact APAPPA members.

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