CONTEMPORARY artists are being sought to develop public art to feature in the refurbished Crown Street Mall.
Expressions of Interest are being called by Wollongong City Council from practising artists to develop an artwork or works. The work will be a key element in the redevelopment of the mall in Wollongong city’s heart.
Acting Lord Mayor Councillor David Brown said a search is underway for a public artist who can create art work that would express the individual character of both the city and would add to appeal of the new Mall.
“A public work of art would reflect on the city’s Crown Street Mall as well as complement the new architecture and landscaping planned for the mall.
“We are hoping that art in the mall will add to the elements of play, colour and light that are built into the design features of the new Mall.”
Council’s CBD Major Projects Committee, which is overseeing the design elements of the Crown Street Mall refurbishment, has agreed to the following changes:
- Removal of the water feature
- Removal of the children’s interactive music play feature
- Removal of some trees from the current amphitheatre space to provide an open plan area.
Artists who submit an Expression of Interest must send their application to Council by 10am on July 10.
For more information visit Wollongong Council’s tendering portal or call (02) 4227 7111.