City set to be “reimagined” with art creations

January 9, 2018 by  

Campbelltown artists, businesses and residents are being called on to help “reimagine” the city.

In a project initiated by Campbelltown City Council, the input of locals will be sought to develop a public art trail across the CBD on buildings and in available spaces.

A $20,000 grant as part of the Federal Government Stronger Communities Programme, together with matching funding from council has given the project wings and provided an ideal opportunity for artists to showcase their work while also having the potential to boost economic benefits for area businesses.

A highly visible extension to marketing activities such as brochure printing, the artistic injection into the CBD has been welcomed by Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic, who said:

“Our community is calling for more vibrant and active CBDs – places where art and culture are celebrated, tourism opportunities are promoted, and where people simply feel good.”

Designs for the street art will be determined following discussions planned with members of the community, according to the Mayor.

He said appropriate locations for the street art are also still to be finalised.

Council, he said, will also work closely with community members to ensure everyone feels connected to cultural and art activities that take place in the CBD and are provided with an opportunity to contribute to the establishment of such public areas as the ones planned.