Call to create entry artwork

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Artists from around the Shire of Harvey are being urged to apply to recreate the Brunswick Junction entry statement, which was destroyed in a firey crash in November 2017.
Camera IconArtists from around the Shire of Harvey are being urged to apply to recreate the Brunswick Junction entry statement, which was destroyed in a firey crash in November 2017. Credit: Harvey Reporter, Jacinta Cantatore

Artists from around the Shire of Harvey are being urged to apply to recreate the Brunswick Junction entry statement.

Harvey Shire Council is seeking applications from experienced artists to design, construct and install an entry statement artwork at the northern entrance of the town.

Two matching entry statements were installed on South Western Highway at the north and south ends of Brunswick by artist Celestin Hutchinson in 2011 during upgrades to the town.

However, the northern entry statement was destroyed by a vehicle crash in November 2017.

The vehicle collided with the Brunswick Junction entry signage and then into a tree. The driver of the vehicle walked away from the crash unharmed. Photo: Jacinta Cantatore
Camera IconThe vehicle collided with the Brunswick Junction entry signage and then into a tree. The driver of the vehicle walked away from the crash unharmed. Photo: Jacinta Cantatore Credit: Harvey Reporter

The council contacted the artist soon after with a view to commission her for the rebuild.

Harvey shire president Tania Jackson said staff had spent quite some time waiting for the original artist to be available, so decided to open the project out for tender.

“Given the significant amount of time and the community expectation, we have now put it out to tender,” Cr Jackson said.

“I think it will be interesting to see if it will be artists we know, or perhaps others we don’t know about yet.”

Specific requirements and submission guidelines must be followed for the creation of the artwork, with a minimum intended lifespan of 25 years.

“I look forward to seeing how we recreate the entry statement,” Cr Jackson said.

A non-mandatory site inspection and briefing will be held today at 10am at the Town Hall. Entries and submissions close at 1pm on June 27.

For details go to www.tenderlink.com/shireofharvey or contact the council on 9729 0365.

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