Stepney location selected as site for new NPSP major public artwork

05/07/2017

The small reserve on the corner of Nelson Street and Magill Road, was last night selected by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters as the location for its next major public artwork, demonstrating the Council’s ongoing commitment to fund public art.

The third Quadrennial Public Art Commission by the Council since 2010, the artwork intends to create an engaging installation that celebrates the City’s cultural identities and enhances the experience of living in, working in or visiting the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

“We want our public spaces to be places where people gather, and public art is a positive way of creating focal points that engage locals and visitors,” Mayor Robert Bria said.

“Magill Road is a popular place and an important shopping and dining precinct.”

The addition of a public artwork in this precinct will add to its eclectic and dynamic vibe while raising the profile of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters as a community which values the arts.

“The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is one of only a handful of councils in South Australia that allocates funding for major public art initiatives,” added Mayor Bria.

Under the Council’s Public Art Policy, a reserve fund has been created where the equivalent of 1 percent of the annual Capital Works Budget or $50,000 (whichever is the greater amount), is set aside for the purpose of funding a commissioned artwork for each term of the Council.

It is expected that approximately $200,000 will be set aside for the artwork itself which is scheduled to be installed by the end of August 2018.

The Council’s Public Art Committee will meet in July 2017 to prepare a Project Brief with the intention of seeking Expressions of Interest from artists. The final design of the artwork will be approved by the Council by the end of the year.

Expressions of Interest will be open and further information will be available in August on the Council’s website

Quadrennial Public Art Commissions

2010

Spectrum

Osmond Terrace, Norwood

A stainless steel sculpture comprised of seven rings each telling a different story of about life in the City.

2014

Fallow

St Peters Town Hall Complex

Part of the Council’s ANZAC Avenue of Honour project on St Peters Street, St Peters.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077