Local artists awarded EJ Reserve public art project
The redevelopment of Ernest Johnson Reserve in South Perth has progressed with the procurement of two public artworks.
Artists were invited to submit expressions of interest in response to an artist brief advertised in January 2016. Shortlisted artists were then submitted a tender and presented their artwork concepts to a selection panel in April.
The panel was made up of the Public Art Advisory Panel, project stakeholders and relevant officers. Presentations were assessed against selection criteria which were weighted in a matrix.
The below artists were successful:
Artwork 1: Two-dimensional work integrated into the building
Artist Leanne Bray proposed integrated artworks that reflect the City’s heritage homes and buildings.
The north facing wall of the building will have a coloured gloss brick feature expressed as geometric patterning, akin to some of the Art Deco geometric architectural qualities found in the area.
EJ Reserve public artwork concept design awarded to Leanne Bray
Artwork 2: Three dimensional sculptural artworks
Lorenna Grant’s south facing standalone sculpture called “The Goal Keeper” is a free standing artwork, the faceted 7.5 metre ring will create a walk through, run through, sense of arrival and departure for the community who use the reserve.
EJ Reserve public artwork concept design awarded to Lorenna Grant
NOTE: All artwork images are indicative of a concept and are not the finalised design or colour.
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