“The arts are internationally recognised as a catalyst for the regeneration of cities and have been identified as one of the key drivers of change and critical enablers of place making with both social and economic benefits.”
Moreland Arts and Culture Strategy 2011 – 2016
Public art can provide a symbol that expresses the ideas and values of a community. It can also create emotional connections to place and a sense of ownership among local residents. Public art has the ability to transform an open space into a focal point and meeting place.
Jewell Station will form a New Urban Village by Neometro in partnership with VicTrack. The project promotes the idea that well-designed apartments support wellbeing and connection in the community, an ethos that reflects their commitment to High Density Happiness. The apartments at Jewell Station are more than a place to spend the night – they will be home to likeminded people who value community, good design, urban living, sustainability and a balanced approach to life.
Neometro is now inviting Stage One expressions of interest from artists and creative teams to create a unique public artwork at Jewell Station that will reflect this ethos. It is intended that the artwork will operate as a key feature of the new development and should appeal to the common interests of the residents and local community.
Three artists will be selected from the Stage One applications to progress to Stage Two, where they will be able to further develop their proposal for the final selection of one major work.
The full artist brief is available for download here: