Artists commissioned for new NPSP major public artwork

06/11/2017

Following an expression of interest process, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has appointed local female collaboration CHEBart, to design and produce the Council’s third Major Quadrennial Public Artwork.

Deb Jones and Christine Cholewa, otherwise known as CHEBart, both have a background in glassblowing but now focus on public artworks and designing together.

“The Council is excited to commission its third Quadrennial Public Art Commission since 2010,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

In 2010, the Council commissioned ‘Spectrum’ at the intersection of Osmond Terrace and Kensington Road. This was followed in 2014 by the commissioning of ‘Fallow’ which is located outside the St Peters Library.

The new artwork will be located on the corner of Nelson Street and Magill Road, and intends to create an engaging installation that celebrates the City’s cultural identities and enhances the experience of living in, working in and visiting the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

“We want our public spaces to be interesting places where people gather, and this artwork will create a focal point to engage locals and visitors.”

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.

“Our Council is one of only a handful of councils in South Australia that allocates funding for major public art initiatives,” added Mayor Bria.

The new artwork will be completed and installed by 3 August 2018.

For more information about the Council’s Quadrennial Major Public Artwork program, please visit the Council’s website at www.npsp.sa.gov.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077