Culture, history, connection, interaction, nature, and place are all elements that are being sought for a piece of artwork that will become part of the new play space in Ross Park, Lennox Head.
Ballina Shire Council are looking for artists who are interested in creating art that not only expresses a sense of Lennox but is a ‘playful and interactive’ experience for those visiting Ross Park. They are seeking expressions of interest from artists for an artwork they would like to create for the park.
‘The artwork can draw inspiration from the marine park and provide opportunities for children to interact with the art and learn about the marine environment. Artists are encouraged to consider sculptural elements in the form of mosaics, etching, timber carvings, or other treatments specific to the artist’s expertise,’ says the council in a press release.
‘The community said they wanted art to be ‘playful and interactive’, which makes the play space area of Ross Park the perfect location,’ said Ms Sheryn Da-Re, Ballina Shire Council Landscape Architect.
‘The community also saw art as a way to illustrate connections to local indigenous and other cultural histories.’
The total budget for the commission is $33,000 (excluding GST). Installation of the artwork and construction of the Ross Park play space are proposed to be completed by the end of 2021 as part of Stage 1 of the Lennox Village Centre upgrade.
Interested artists can download the Expression of Interest document and complete an online application at Lennox Village Vision.