Artists wanted for next Topham Mall mural event
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|Released: 14/09/2012||Send to a Friend|
Adelaide City Council is calling for expressions of interest from artists or groups to take part in the next mural event at Topham Mall. This is part of the new ongoing initiative to engage artists to create temporary murals on what has become known as Topham Wall.
These curated murals replace the former ‘free wall’ which was originally created in response to the demand for more public art spaces.
Carclew Youth Arts was commissioned to undertake the first artwork in the curated mural series and engaged professional street artists to mentor three young emerging artists to collectively design and paint the mural.
This next mural event will be held on Sunday 4th November 2012 between 8am and 6pm. The work will be in place until December 2012.
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood urged Adelaide’s artists to get involved.
“The Topham Mall murals give the city’s art community fresh opportunities to showcase their work. It provides a place for artists to experiment with their skills and techniques while exploring ideas,” he said.
“This is a positive opportunity for Council to work with members of the arts community, including Adelaide’s street artists, and support them in curating and designing the space themselves,” said Public Art Roundtable member Councillor Sue Clearihan.
“Council continues to encourage artists to create dynamic, living streets. Good street art is welcome and creating landscapes with meaning is important.”
The selected applicant will need to complete a risk assessment form and organise public liability insurance which protects both the artists and the general public. Council staff can help them through this process.
Council has developed a guide to help artists understand the logistical and legal procedures that are necessary when creating public art murals. It guides artists through property owner approval, development approval, obtaining a city works permit and advises about public liability insurance. It can be viewed here.
Arts organisations like Craft South have an annual membership fee of $220, providing artists with an accredited member insurance package which includes $20 million of public liability, product liability, professional indemnity and more. Details can be found at www.craftsouth.org.au. There are also other organisations including the Community Arts Network that can help with insurance.
Expressions of interest should be submitted by 5.00pm, Friday 5 October.
For further information and to register interest, contact Adelaide City Council on 8203 7203 or send an expression of interest to:
Dr Janice Lally
Public Art Officer
25 Pirie Street
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