Artists in­vited to ap­ply to paint mu­rals on pump­ing sta­tion in Bar­gara

Isis Town and Country - - News Kolan -

PUB­LIC ac­cep­tance of a mu­ral painted on a pump sta­tion switch­board cab­i­net at Bar­gara has been the cat­a­lyst for coun­cil to call for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from artists in­ter­ested in dec­o­rat­ing a fur­ther nine cab­i­nets.

The ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est doc­u­ment pro­vides a broad out­line of the project and con­di­tions to be met with the project to be com­pleted in the cur­rent fi­nan­cial year.

Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity and cul­tural ser­vices port­fo­lio spokesper­son Cr Judy Peters said the EOI would can­vass 12 re­quire­ments associated with the project which would be funded up to $10,000.

“The op­por­tu­nity ex­ists for one or up to nine artists to par­tic­i­pate in the work.”

Cr Peters said the ini­tia­tive in­vited the com­mu­nity to live with art and to wit­ness a trans­for­ma­tion of some other­wise un­in­ter­est­ing inan­i­mate ob­jects into a vi­brant artis­tic mes­sage.

“It also pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for all lo­cal artists to put for­ward a pro­posal that demon­strates their in­di­vid­u­al­ity and per­cep­tions of mes­sag­ing to be de­liv­ered through this artis­tic medium,” said Cr Peters.

“The lo­ca­tion and life­style lend them­selves per­fectly to artis­tic con­cepts and this ini­tia­tive will cer­tainly add fur­ther points of in­ter­est and dis­cus­sion for visi­tors and res­i­dents alike.

“The coastal life­style cer­tainly em­braces the no­tion that art is not ex­clu­sive to gal­leries and can be placed in set­tings that in­vite ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the art and also the fab­u­lous lo­ca­tions we are for­tu­nate to en­joy in our re­gion.”

In­tend­ing sub­mit­ters should note that ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est close at 5pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 21.

The EOI and associated doc­u­ments can be viewed at www.bund­

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