The winner of the 2017 International Award for Public Art was announced at a Gala Dinner in Hong Kong, Friday 17 March 2017. The Award is made to an outstanding project, and recognises the entire team and community responsible for its realisation.
The IAPA ceremony at the gala dinner was embedded in a weekend conference themed as Art, Place-Making and Resilient Cities, hosted by Hong Kong Baptist University in partnership with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of HKSAR.
The selection panel for the 2017 International Award for Public Art (IAPA) met in Shanghai to review more than 140 case studies of art-led place making. The projects were nominated by the Institute for Public Art network, and presented to the panel by researchers from the network. The jurors contribute their specialist knowledge of their designated region.