New Westall Hub artwork to celebrate the community
19 May 2016
Calling all artists! Kingston Council is commissioning a striking new public artwork to help launch the Westall Hub.
Artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for an artwork that captures and celebrates the local community and its history.
The $8.9 million Westall Hub, currently under construction, will be co-located on the Westall Primary School and Westall Secondary College site in Clayton South.
It will offer a range of vital community services including:
- new library branch with a focus on digital learning
- kindergarten and child care facilities
- maternal and child health services
- space for a broad range of services including financial counselling and community health care.
Expressions of Interest close on 27 June and could include ideas for a sculpture, light or sound installation, landscaping, paving, furniture, objects or other proposals that enhance the space and provide the community with opportunities to engage with art in their daily lives.
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said Council had gathered ideas from the local community to help guide the artists.
“Themes that the community would like to see celebrated in the public artwork included the cultural diversity of the area; including its traditional owners, the area’s strong connection to market gardens, the strong history of manufacturing in the region or events of local historical significance.,” Cr Bearsley said
“We’re looking forward to seeing some creative, innovative ideas that will help create a grand entrance to this milestone community building.”
The successful artist will be selected by Council’s Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (ACAC).
To find out more contact Kingston Arts on 9556 4461 or see kingstonarts.com.au