Calling artists to transform Sydney’s South East
06 November, 2016

The ArtMoves program is calling for artists to submit concepts for new public art to be displayed across five sites along the light rail route in Kensington and Kingsford.

Sydney Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said the ArtMoves program would help bring the two localities to life during light rail construction.

“We’re committed to supporting local businesses along the light rail route and are continuously looking for opportunities to promote the local area to encourage residents and visitors to explore new places,” Ms Prendergast said.

“There is so much talent in Sydney, which is why we are inviting artists to show us how they can harness their talent to connect with Kensington and Kingsford and bring these areas to life during construction.

“We want to see creative art such as street art, sculptures, outdoor furniture and landscape designs – ideas that will enliven the area and create a space that the community can enjoy.

“One of light rail’s great benefits is urban renewal and we believe this program will work alongside that to make Kingsford and Kensington even better places to live, work and visit.

Entrants will need to submit their CV and concept designs as part of their submission which will then be judged by a panel of expert judges including Creative Director Gill Minervini, recently responsible for Barangaroo Welcome Celebrations and Winter Feast at MONA.

Ms Minervini said public art has the capacity to completely change the way people use and relate to their environment.

“Places we’ve never noticed can come alive, spaces we’ve never used become part of our everyday lives - this is the potential that art has in the public domain,” Ms Minervini said.

“ArtMoves will do this in the Kensington and Kingsford area. Through the creativity and imagination of artists we will transform these sites into spaces that are used, noticed and loved."

Expressions of interest will close 31 March 2017 with art to be rolled out over a few months.

For more information visit our Art Moves page.

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