Charlestown High-tech Art

Filed under Council, Lake Macquarie, News ~ by Press on  15 May 2019
Artists sought to create artworks for innovative art trail in the heart of Charlestown.

High-tech artworks featuring light projections and sound will form part of a new art trail linking Pearson Street Mall to Charlestown Skate Park.

Lake Macquarie City Council is calling for expressions of interest from artists to create the art installations, part of the Charlestown CREATE activation project.

Council Manager Arts, Culture and Tourism Jacqui Hemsley said design proposals for a technology-based sculpture, a projection mapping and three sound-based artworks were sought to activate Pearson Street day and night.

This project will ensure Charlestown continues to be an attractive and vibrant public space, while at the same time encouraging evening activity and new experiences for the wider community,” Ms Hemsley said.

We have allocated up to $50,000 for the main sculpture, with another $17,500 for four other works along the new trail.”

Opportunities available:
  • technology-based sculpture – $40,000 commission plus $10,000 additional for installation
  • projection mapping artwork – $10,000 commission (Council will supply and install hardware)
  • sound-based artwork – $2,500 x 3 commission (Council will supply and install hardware)

Artists interested in submitting an expression of interest can download an information package from lakemac.com.au.

Submissions close Sunday 9 June 2019.

Charlestown CREATE is funded by the NSW Government through the Stronger Country Communities Fund in association with Lake Macquarie City Council.

CREATE is a City-wide art activation project targeting specific areas within Lake Macquarie.



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