artscape practice

Artscape’s strength can be attributed to its interdisciplinary character. The breadth of the team's experience allows us to draw on a range of skills and knowledge to develop innovative, lateral responses for each project context. The Artscape team, founded by partners, Fiona Neil and Don Neil, is now led by David Cianci.


David Cianci

David CianciPrincipal

  • Bachelor of Design (Hons) – University of New South Wales COFA
  • Certificate of Fine Arts – St George TAFE
  • Associate Member Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Registered Landscape Architect No. 1546

David directs Artscape’s core areas of art, place and culture. David’s role includes managing procurement services, cultural planning, public art strategies and strategic development initiatives across a spectrum of arts and cultural practices.

David’s professional background in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design has resulted in an inherent respect for site specific conditions and appreciation of the role that art can play in creating memorable, meaningful and quality public spaces. This background is coupled with formal training in visual arts and industrial design and an active involvement in performing arts and event production. Knowledge and experience combine to ensure that David is well equipped to facilitate the creation of successful multidimensional spaces that engage and attract a range of cultural pursuits.

David has been instrumental in delivering public art projects that generate community interaction and enhance the public realm. His approach to public art, placemaking and cultural planning is fresh, innovative and inclusive.