Esteemed Tasmanian artist, Matt Calvert, has been named the winner of a contract to create public art for the people of Glenorchy to enjoy in the CBD.
The art has been commissioned as part of the $5.795 million Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation Project, which aims to make the area more usable for pedestrians by minimising the impact of vehicles and providing street art, feature lighting and wide pavements.
A widely collected Australian-based sculptor who works primarily with toughened glass, aluminium and Corten steel, Calvert is known for incorporating low maintenance recycled materials in his works, which bode well in a variety of light and weather.
This environmentally friendly approach to public art is in line with Council's vision to create a clean, safe, and vibrant city that makes all residents and community members proud.
Key to Matt's preparation in undertaking the works is community consultation, which has so far included workshops and presentations with local schools, interviews with members of the migrant community and visits to Karadi and Leprena.
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.
If you have any questions about the public art component of the CBD Revitalisation Project, please contact Council on (03) 6216 6800.