Expressions of Interest NOW OPEN!
Glenorchy City Council wishes to engage an artist, or collaboration of artists, (“the Artist/s”) to design, supply and install permanent public artwork(s) in the Glenorchy CBD main project area.
The engagement of the artist/s is part of the Glenorchy City Council’s CBD Revitalisation Project, which will see a complete upgrade of the main CBD area from Terry Street to Barry Street along Main Road.
The Glenorchy City Council Community Plan 2015 - 2040 describes a vision for the city as a city of arts. The plan identifies arts and culture as one of the community’s most important priorities for the future. CBD areas will be revitalised with a strong emphasis on great design, open spaces and public art. Arts activities will be supported to create and sustain opportunities to ensure the city and suburbs are vibrant, engaging and dynamic.
Council recognises that provision for public art is integral to the urban renewal process, starting with the Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation. Public art will reflect the new confidence of the city as we venture into the 21st century. It will also be reflective of the Glenorchy City Council Community Plan 2015-2040 goal of making lives better, thereby contributing to a safe, inclusive, active and vibrant community.
Council’s Public Art Policy endorses a vision for public art in Glenorchy that will reflect the city, its people and their diversity, celebrating local distinctiveness and enriching our lives. The policy states the Council will consider opportunities for art components in new capital or major renewal capital projects in public spaces where these spaces could be further enhanced by public art.
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