A culmination of numerous artworks in the City’s CBD have added colour, vibrancy and something different to our City centre.
The City of Greater Geraldton’s Vibrancy Strategy commissioned local artists to complete the various artworks with final designs approved by a panel from the City.
As part of strategy, the City asked for expressions of interest from artists, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organisations and city centre landowners to come together in a bid to add vibrancy to the CBD.
With support from the Arts and Cultural Development Council (ACDC), the City has welcomed the new art installations from murals, to street furniture and light installations.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said vibrancy throughout the City was very important and the commissioned artworks had received rave reviews.
“We had some specific outcomes through the Vibrancy Strategy which included encouraging new initiatives and opportunities for public art, inspiring expression to the ideas of individuals and groups which reflect on life in Greater Geraldton and encourage partnerships and community engagement in the development of public art projects,” he said.
“These outcomes have been achieved through a stunning series of artworks which are all very different, yet depict different elements of our great region.
“It has added something a bit different to our CBD which has most certainly added more character to our City.”
The talented local artists who completed the work include Shahran Jackey, Michelle Santarelli, Jessica Bibby, Karen Sanders, Craig Maynard, Hellen Ansell and Peta Riley from Mulla Mulla Designs, Anthea da Silva, Gemma Allen, Jordan Andreotta and Rose Holdaway with the help of local organisations Mara Art Aboriginal Corporation and Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation.
The artworks were part of the 2014/15 budget with the final piece of artwork, being a series of light boxes and planter boxes on the Blue Heelers building.
The newest instalment was a combined effort from a number of local artists including Anthea da Silva, Gemma Allen, Jordan Andreotta, Rose Holdaway and Shah Jackey.
With fully solar powered LED lighting, below the funky lightboxes are a series of 24 planter boxes featuring native species.