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Expressions of Interest - Public Art

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KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY IN MENTONE 

Expressions of interest have now closed

Kingston City Council has commenced construction of a public piazza in the historic Triangle Site in Mentone as part of the Mentone Renaissance Project. The piazza is designed to improve the public amenities and create a gathering space for residents, visitors and local traders in the area. The total cost of the project, which also includes streetscape improvements in Mentone Parade, is estimated at $3.4 million.

The project is the focal point of the Mentone Renaissance Project following a series of road network improvements to create a safe and more pedestrian-friendly environment that supports a vibrant activity centre and its community.

Urban Initiatives have designed the Mentone Community Piazza. Kingston Council has appointed CDN Contractors to build this exciting new open space with works commencing on Monday 12 November 2018 and scheduled for completion in mid-2019.

Kingston City Council invites suitably qualified artists to submit Expressions of Interest for the development of a permanent public artwork to be located within the new Community Piazza in Mentone. This project aims to create a permanent artwork that is reflective of, and valued by, both residents of Mentone and the community across Kingston. 

Mentone Community Piazza Public Art Project - Community Consultation Evening

Do you live, work, shop, or commute through Mentone? Do you have memories or stories about the area? This is your chance to hear four artists. ideas for a permanent artwork in the Mentone Renaissance area, and to share your thoughts on how the artwork ideas could develop.

The Mentone Public Art Project aims to create a permanent artwork that both reflects, and is valued by, residents of Mentone and the broader Kingston community. The Kingston Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee (ACAC) have shortlisted four artists: Julie Shiels, Col Henry, Phin Murphy and Victoria Nelson, to attend a Community Consultation meeting 6-8pm Wednesday 27 February 2019, to assist them to develop their final designs. One artist will be selected to deliver the artwork by July 2019.

Each artist has been given 30 minutes to present and consult with community members to hear their values, thoughts and ideas surrounding Mentone. These will actively feed into the permanent artwork.

When: 6-8pm, Wednesday 27 February 2019

Where: Mentone Activity Hub, 29 Venice St, Mentone

RSVP: Marcia Ferguson by Tuesday 26 February e: Marcia.Ferguson@kingston.vic.gov.au

 

Kingston Arts Two Acre Village 2012

 

Further Public Art Opportunities 

The City of Kingston is looking to strengthen its ties with artists experienced in delivering large-scale public artworks, as well as artists with an interest in engaging the local community and who have a connection to the area. Consenting artists' details will be included in an information pack that will be passed onto private developers applying for a planning permits within the municipality, in the aim of fostering more public art commission within the City of Kingston.

Interested artists are encouraged to email through a copy of their professional biography and examples of at least three public artwork commissions you have completed in the last five years to Victoria O’Shea, Arts and Cultural Project Officer. 

e: Victoria.oshea@kingston.vic.gov.au