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Public Art Advisory Panel

Rōpū Torotoro Mahi Toi Tūmatanui

The Public Art Advisory Panel, was previously known as the Advisory Panel for Art in Public Places, Auckland (APAPPA).

The role of the Public Art Advisory Panel

The Public Art Advisory Panel was established in 2014 to assist us with planning arts projects and programmes in public places.

The panel was not politically appointed and our staff can provide the panel's advice to elected representatives.

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

  • the art in public places annual work programme
  • our 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.

How we appoint panel members

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 a year.

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

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

Panel members are paid our standard panel meeting rate and travel allowance.

Panel members

  • Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, MNZM
  • Patrick Reynolds
  • Rau Hoskins, BArch, MArch(Hons)
  • Rose Evans, BA, BAppSc, MA
  • Simon van Praag
  • Ben Corban
  • Kate Darrow, BA, MA, Dip Business Management
  • Rachel de Lambert, BHortSci, DipLA
  • Rosabel Tan

Email the public art team for more information or to contact the Public Art Advisory Panel members.