The following article was published in the Bondi View Newspaper on July 28, 2008:
Art in the heart of the Junction
By Reuben Brand
Waverley Council has plans for a new public artwork in the heart of Bondi Junction, and is calling on local artists to pick up their paintbrushes.
The new project calls for proposals by local artists that explore community-based themes like the environment, as well as kinetic or tactile works that encourage interaction, discovery and engage with the public audience.
Waverley Mayor Ingrid Strewe said the council was committed to more public art, as there are already many innovative murals, sculptures and mosaic seating right across the Waverley area.
“This new commission calls for concept proposals from artists to base a new work within the Bondi Junction commercial area. We hope the new artwork will eventually provide inspiration and enjoyment for our residents, shoppers, business owners and the many thousands of visitors who pass through the district each week,” said Cr Strewe.
According to the project brief the artworks should be identifiable with the Bondi Junction and Waverley area and reflect its rich history, heritage and local issues.
Interested artists and designers are invited to submit their proposals to the council by August 29.