Call for artists to create artworks for display on light rail route

November 23, 2016 by  

Randwick artists are being given an opportunity to help transform the suburban streets of neighbouring Kensington and Kingsford using their creative talents.

The invitation follows the recent announcement by Transport for New South Wales ’ Steve Issa that the two suburbs have been earmarked for enhancement by the use of public art.

He said the project is being undertaken in conjunction with the South East Light Rail as part of the ArtMoves programme.

Issa said artists will be required to submit concepts or graphic design images depicting a series of innovative public artworks that could ultimately be displayed along the route of the light rail in Kingsford and Kensington.

Each entrant, he said, will also need to include their CV and the full submission will then be put before an expert judging panel, which will include Creative Director Gill Minervini, whose latest projects have been the Winter Feast at MONA and the Barangaroo Welcome Celebrations.

The art will be display in the vicinity of five locations along Anzac Parade including Southern Cross Close, Borrodale Road, Strachan Street, Todman Avenue and Duke Street.

Closing date for expressions of interest will be March 31, 2017 and the successful artwork will be gradually rolled out over a three-month period.

Issa said Transport for NSW’s involvement in ArtMoves was a positive means of supporting local businesses encountered along the South East and CBD Light Rail route.