Lane Cove Council has a history of promoting temporary public art projects. Previously they encouraged local artists to decorate Reindeers for installation art. Now the Lane Cove Council has launched the Lane Cove Guiding Stars project.
What is the Lane Cove Guiding Star Project?
Lane Cove’s Guiding Stars is a temporary public art project that will encourage residents to think twice about the amount of electronic waste (e-waste) generated through Christmas gift-giving with a series of captivating three-dimensional installations. E -waste can include but is not limited to discarded appliances such as mobile phones, computers, and televisions. The project will also act as a promotional tool for encouraging responsible disposal of e-waste (eg. the Artarmon Community Recycling Centre [CRC].)
Lane Cove Council will commission six recycled e-waste star designs that are innovative, imaginative and bold.The completed works will be installed by Council and displayed in various indoor and outdoor locations in Lane Cove from December 2018. Artists will be paid a commission. The project is open to any Lane Cove Council resident and residents of the Greater Sydney Area.
The Designs must be:
- Innovative, imaginative, bold and appropriate for public display.
- Suitable for outdoor, public display.
- Measure between 1m – 1.5m high, and no wider than 1.2m.
- Use recycled or re-appropriated e-waste objects for the majority of the construction.
Where Will the Guiding Stars Be Displayed?
The completed works will be installed by Council and displayed in various indoor and outdoor locations in Lane Cove from December 2018. Locations will be announced via Council’s website and e-News updates. In the spirit of reuse, works may be displayed in other locations in future years with artist acknowledgement.
How Do I Apply?
If you are interested in this opportunity or know someone who might be you can find out more online today! Applications close Monday 10 September.
Our Cover Photo is from a display of recycled E Waste in at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, the Hall of Architecture Lithuania. See more work from Agnė Gintalaitė at her website. And see more by Rimas Valeikis at his website.
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