Show stopping street ArtMoves to the South East
24 July, 2017
The streets of the eastern suburbs will be transformed by the works of talented Australian artists selected to revitalise Kingsford and Kensington as part of Transport for NSW and Randwick Council’s ArtMoves public art program.
Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said the program will see five sites along the CBD and South East Light Rail route in Kensington and Kingsford host new public art from renowned artists, reactivating areas and creating fresh spaces for the community to enjoy.
“We’re very excited to announce a raft of both nationally and internationally acclaimed artists who will be bringing their amazing talent to the streets of the east,” Ms Prendergast said.
“It’s also a great opportunity to work alongside Randwick City Council in choosing the five sites on the light rail alignment which are to be transformed with this head turning public art work.”
Following a competitive Expression of Interest process, seven projects were selected, showcasing the outstanding work of a range of artists along the light rail route as part of the ArtMoves program.
Ms Prendergast said there was an overwhelming response of over 70 applicants for the ArtMoves program and the talent and ideas we saw were creative and diverse, making it a difficult choice for the judges.
“The successful projects will showcase a range of innovative public art including murals that pay tribute to the local culture, a gramophone which amplifies sound and sculptures which redefine the way locals and visitors relate to public spaces,” she said.
The artists engaged are Ondru, Mimi Tong, Hand2Land Studios, Elliott Routledge (A.K.A Numskull) , Nuha Saad, Mandylights and Esem Projects with the works progressively being installed from late July at Southern Cross Close, Borrowdale Road, Strachan Street and Duke Street.
“Public art brings so much to a community, it can help foster a deeper sense of connection, invigorate familiar spaces and help people see these areas with fresh eyes ,” said Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza.
“These artists have created works that will bring colour and character to our streets, and we’re very excited to share them with everyone.”
The artwork will will be gradually installed over the coming months, and remain in place until February 2018.
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