ArtMoves is a new public art installation to transform the streets of Kingsford and Kensington with sculptures, street art, outdoor furniture and landscape designs, creating fresh spaces for the community to enjoy. Expressions of Interest closed 31 March 2017, with artworks to be installed in the coming months.
WHAT IS ARTMOVES
Transport for NSW invited artists to submit concepts for a series of new public art, to be displayed along the light rail route in Kensington and Kingsford.
Following a competitive Expression of Interest process, seven head-turning projects were selected by an expert panel.
This art will transform the streets by encouraging locals and visitors to explore the area and use these spaces in new ways.
The artwork will be gradually installed over the coming months, and remain in place until February 2018.
WHERE WILL THE INSTALLATIONS LIVE
With strong support from Randwick City Council, five sites were identified to host the public art installations. Providing a blank canvas, these sites will allow you to create artworks that redefine the way locals and visitors relate to public spaces.
The five sites along Anzac Parade in Kensington and Kingsford are within the following locations:
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS
Ondru; Kingsford – Flying on Community Spirit
Melbourne-based non-profit humanitarian organisation Ondru will transform Southern Cross Close with their engaging large-scale photographic mural Kingsford – Flying on Community Spirit using a montage of individuals from the Kingsford community.
Esem Projects; ViaPhono
Esem Projects, a creative collaboration between Sarah Barns and Michael Killalea, will playfully celebrate the musicality of urban cultures with their sculpture ViaPhono, a piece that invites friends and strangers alike into Southern Cross Close to share their personal music.
Hand To Land Studios; Surprise Dumplings
Hand To Land is an experimental collaboration of young, ambitious landscape architects Fergus McCarthy, Lewis Haig and Sibyl Jia who together have created Surprise Dumplings, a quirky installation designed to provoke the curiosity of passers-by on Borrodale Road.
Mimi Tong; Chinese Enamelware Floral Painting
Mimi Tong works across photography, drawing and installation to explore her interest in architectural spaces and cultural experience. Her Chinese enamelware floral painting is designed to transform the Borrodale Road space inviting locals and visitors to pause and admire.
Elliott Routledge; The Playground
Elliott’s work exists in a balance between expressive mark making, the lines, patterns and textures used to create a piece of art, and abstract form. The aim of his bold and playful Strachan Street mural The Playground is to engage and entice.
Nuha Saad; Velvet Nostalgia
Nuha Saad is a contemporary Sydney artist who works across the areas of sculpture, painting, installation and public art. Her use of form and materials in Velvet Nostalgia, to be installed on Todman Avenue, pays tribute to the area’s rich 19th and 20th Century architectural details.
Adrienn Lord (Mandylights); Unwind
Adrienn Lord is a Mandylights production designer with a keen focus on the sculptural and immersive qualities of the team’s work. His Duke Street piece, Unwind, embraces a harmony of function and beauty. It is anything but an ordinary park bench.
WHO ARE THE JUDGES
A panel of expert judges selected the seven art installations. The judges are:
- Gill Minervini, Creative Director ArtMoves
- Michael Scott-Mitchell, NIDA Deputy Director
- Liane Rossler, Creative Advisor
- Professor Ross Harley, Dean of UNSW Art and Design
- Scott O’Hara, Arts and Culture Consultant
ArtMoves is just one of many ways Transport for NSW is supporting local businesses along the route of the new CBD and South East Light Rail. For more information, see our Supporting Business page.