Message from the Mayor 15 July 2020

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Message from the Mayor 15 July 2020

Published 15 July 2020

Get creative to transform local construction sites

While temporary construction sites are a necessity when new buildings are being developed or older ones renovated to enhance our municipality, the hoardings (fencing) which surround them are unfortunately not always easy on the eye – and this need not be the case.

Hoardings can also serve as a canvas on which creative artwork can be displayed, helping to transform a construction site into something vibrant that sparks curiosity and interest.

To increase public art in our area and provide opportunities for artists and designers, Council recently adopted a Creative Hoardings Policy which requires the installation of artwork on some construction sites.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for engaging design concepts for hoardings that contribute to vibrant streetscapes during the construction phase of developments, with selected artworks to be licensed for three years and made available for use by developers and builders free of charge.

Expressions of Interest guidelines can be found on our website here.

Small Sculpture Prize entries extended

Not only has Council increased the prize pool for this year’s Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize to $29,000 to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020, I’m happy to announce that the deadline for entries has also been extended until 31 July.

Prizes include $25,000 for the winner of the main acquisitive award, which will expand Council's permanent public collection, a Special Commendation award of $2,000, the Mayor’s Award of $1,000 and the $1,000 Viewer’s Choice award.

The Prize has built a distinguished reputation over the past 20 years and attracts some of the world’s best artists who have submitted many incredible works over that time, and I’m excited to see more beautiful artistry on display in 2020.

Visit the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize website for more info and to enter.

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