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Artists Submissions for New Bus Shelter Sought

Artist Submissions

Closes: 1 March 2019 12:00am

Bus shelter
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is seeking to commission artists to design and develop two separate public art pieces. The two artworks will be located on bus shelters in Byford and aim to contribute to the vibrancy of the town.

Background

The objective is to ensure that the art pieces portray a cultural identity and provides a sense of social cohesion and belonging. Byford is located 38km southeast of Perth and is largely made up of young families. Although this area is suburban it is also within a close proximity to rural areas, national parks and nature reserves. The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is currently the fastest growing local government in Western Australia and the population of the shire is expected to double by the year 2036. Much of this population increase is due to growth in the suburb of Byford.

Concept

The broad vision for the both pieces is that it is an accurate representation of the community and overall lifestyle of the area. It is envisioned that the final pieces will accurately represent the Byford community as well as improving the visual amenity in the area in which they are located. The pieces should help to define the area and create a sense of cultural identity.

Locations

Location One (Shelter One): The bus shelter is located near Byford West Primary School, located on Kardan Boulevard near the intersection of Viewed Green. (Bus stop number 265324, as seen below). The bus shelter will predominately be used by school children. Byford has become an area that is built around family and community. The surroundings are largely suburban, and with much of the traffic focused around the Byford West Primary School. This site will have significant foot traffic.

 

A Design Brief with commission fees for this project is available below:

 

Submissions close 5pm Friday, March 1 2019.

 

Contact

Enquiries to Mitch Taylor, Community and Leisure Planner on 9526 1318 or by email to