Residents and visitors to Dubbo will be able to learn more about the city’s public art thanks to a new walking tour.
Artist Kim Goldsmith partnered with the Western Plains Cultural Centre to develop the tour through the izi.Travel app.
The tour – which includes information on the art pieces constructed by regional and international artists, photos of it being created and interviews with people like the artist – took six months to produce, Ms Goldsmith said.
Since hitting publish on the tour last week, Ms Goldsmith said she had been amazed at how many people had either taken or previewed the tour. A five-star review from a local resident had made her whole weekend, Ms Goldsmith said.
It was an idea the artist said she considered back in 2015 and 2016 when BOOM Dubbo was creating works such as Past Present Future on the corner of Talbragar and Darling streets. However, Ms Goldsmith said budget constraints prevented the project from going any further.
Funding from the Country Arts Support Program of Regional Arts NSW, Dubbo Regional Council and the Anderson family gave Ms Goldsmith the chance to finally establish the tour.
The izi.Travel Dubbo tour will put the city on the national and international map, Ms Goldsmith said, and would drive extra foot traffic to the CBD.
The tour will be able to grow and change as more public art is created.