Spark It Up!
Spark It Up is an initiative involving AlburyCity Youth Council and Essential Energy. The project aims to reduce graffiti around Albury by painting electricity boxes with designs selected from local students. Artist Drew Locke has been commissioned to apply these designs to the boxes and the results so far are fantastic!
For more images of painted boxes visit...
QView Digital Gallery 2013
Its time for the next call out to digital artists to showcase their talents in 2013. QView is a digital gallery located in the Albury CBD projecting during the winter months. We have two fantastic sites to project from next year and even better projectors.
If you would like a copy of the Expression of Interest form or further information please contact...
Tom Arnold - Urban and Public Art Officer
email@example.com / 02 6023 8737
Public Art on Flickr!
Now you can keep up to date on what AlburyCity has been doing on the public art front. Check out our Flickr account to view short clips from QView (our digital projection project) and our recent ephemeral art exhibition, Art in the Wetlands.
Art in the Wetlands
Opening night for Art in the Wetlands was a great success with over 70 people attending. Over the 2 week exhibition period visitation from schools, community groups and the general public has been fantastic. A select few works will remain on display until October 5th.
$30,000 Public Art Commission
AlburyCity Council invites suitably qualified local artists and/or creative design teams to submit 'Expressions of Interest' to create a series of five permanent artworks near pedestrian bridges leading to the Albury CBD. These artworks will be part of an overall graffiti prevention strategy adopted by AlburyCity. Please Contact Tom Arnold, Urban and Public Art Officer, for a copy of the brief.
Ph: 02 6023 8737 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Deadline for submissions is closed*
Art in the Wetlands 2012
Art in the Wetlands is an ephemeral art project aimed to promote sustainability through the arts and to draw attention to the beautiful natural resource that is the Wonga Wetlands. The vision for the project is to commission six NSW artists with to create contemporary site-specific artworks using environmentally friendly materials.
The ephemeral works commissioned will be exhibited for two weeks and installed and removed with zero impact on the wetlands. The site for the project, Wonga Wetlands, is an ecosystem of lagoons and billabongs covering around 80 hectares.
For more information on the Art in the Wetlands project please read:
Or visit the Wonga Wetlands website.
Q-View Digital Gallery 2012
AlburyCity is proud to announce the selection of 13 artists for its digital gallery program in 2012. The screenings will take place from sundown to 10pm April though to September on the first and last Thursday, Friday, Saturday of each month.
Two works will be simultaneously played each of these nights at two sites, one in the lane way adjacent to the Library Museum the other in QEII Square across three screens.
The selected artists are; Hilary Sloane, Sarah McEwan, William Head, Ben Ducroz, Debbie Symons, Meeray Ghaly, Michael O'Dwyer, Marieka Walsh, Thomas Buchanon, Amanda Morgan, Darryl Rogers, Marcus Csomor and Roger Byrt.
Australia Day 2012
As part of the AlburyCity celebration of Australia Day 2012 we commissioned sand sculptor Steve Machell to create some fantastic Murray River animals. Over the course of three days, Steve created a ten tonne Murray Cod as well as a fantastic Murray Crayfish and Platypus. Kids and adults were delighted to watch these creatures rise from the sand with many visiting each day to watch the progress!
Urban and Public Art Strategy
In 2009 AlburyCity adopted the Urban & Public Art Policy which identifies 1% of Council's capital works budget to be directed towards public art.
AlburyCity has adopted a 10-year urban and public art strategy which aims to help Albury stand out as a creative, vibrant and culturally sophisticated city.
The strategy ensures there is a formal process for commissioning new public art works, monuments, and memorials.
Lavington art+place 2011
Various sites, Lavington CBD
New life was breathed into empty shops and prominent buildings in the Lavington CBD by an AlburyCity project which has presented the area as a blank canvas to new media artists from around the country.
Lavington art + place explores whether public art can transform disused shop fronts into vibrant, exciting and enticing spaces, rejuvenating them to encourage local economic growth.
Spatial Stories 2011
AlburyCity commissioned three artists to develop works based upon sustainability. the artists visited Albury and conducted workshops with the community in the development of their works. The project culminated with an exhibition of the ephemeral pieces developed for Spatial Stories. Local youth participated in workshops with the artists and developed their own work in response to the theme also. Spatial Stories formed a part of the 2010 Write Around The Murray festival and was funded by AlburyCity and Festivals Australia.
The Burgers Are Bitter - Emilie Zoey Baker (poem)
Landfill - Yandell Walton (projection)
Trashy Tales From The Turbulance - Greg Shapley (sound/installation)
To find out more about current and future urban and public art projects, contact Tom Arnold via email or call 02 6023 8737.