Blacktown City Council invites artists to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for two (2) laneway transformation projects within the Blacktown Central Business District (CBD).
The objective of the project is to commission artists to design and install artworks in two (2) separate laneways within the Blacktown CBD. That is, to turn public laneways into engaging, creative, and imaginative spaces that improve the community interaction with the space, improving the ascetics of the space and minimising the potential for graffiti and other types of vandalism.
Artists can receive up to $40,000 per laneway to coordinate and execute the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork/s.
The themes and medium for the artwork/s are open to interpretation by the artist. The artwork doesn’t have to be a painted mural but it has to be in keeping with the street art and Hip Hop movement in Blacktown.
Expressions of Interest close Friday 1 February 2019.
It’s Our Thing: More History on Australian Hip-Hop
It’s Our Thing: More History on Australian Hip Hop Parts 1 and 2, was a series of exhibitions and performance programs undertaken in 2016 & 2017 on the current practice and past archive of artists linked with the Hip Hop movement in Blacktown.
This time we want to put the street art back onto the street as It’s Our Thing: Part 3.
Jason Wing, Know Your Place (detail), 2017, acrylic paint on marine plywood, H172 x 239 cm. Photograph by Sharon Hickey.