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This article was published on 10 July 2012. The information contained within may be out of date or inaccurate. News articles and media releases older than 60 days are archived for future reference.
Designs wanted for community art project
Greater Shepparton City Council is calling on the community to submit designs for a community art mural as one of Councilís strategies to reduce illegal tagging and graffiti.
The project, which is funded by the Department of Justice 2011-12 Graffiti Prevention and Removal Grants, is aimed to not only positively influence the perception of safety of an amenity but also to support local artists in contributing to the creative culture of Greater Shepparton.
Greater Shepparton Mayor Michael Polan said the community art mural will be installed in the underpass on the shared pathway between Monash Park and the Shepparton Heritage Centre
"This site was selected as it has a long history as being a graffiti hot spot within Shepparton," Cr Polan said
"We are very excited about involving the community in this project and can't wait to see what designs we receive."
There is no age restriction for submissions; however, artist submitting designs must be residents of Greater Shepparton. This project provides a unique opportunity for those who may have less experience in mural installation to work with an experienced mentor artist who will oversee the installation of the selected design.
The community will have the opportunity to vote on the designs during the selection of the final artwork.
Interested parties are encouraged to obtain a Design Brief from the Council office or website detailing project specifications, site considerations and other relevant project information. Designs should be submitted by 5pm, Friday 3 August 2012.
Greater Shepparton City Council recognises the role public art can play in reducing graffiti and vandalism, developing community identity and a strong sense of place.
For more information, or to obtain a design brief, visit www.greatershepparton.com.au or contact Council on (03) 5832 9700.
- Released 10 July 2012