Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Hurstville council illuminates busy transit corridor

Visitors to Hurstville can expect a more vibrant and colourful commute at the transit corridor of Hurstville Station as part of Georges River Council’s Ormonde Parade Precinct Public Art project.  

‘Interwoven’ is a multi-faceted lighting installation offering people unlimited destinations and opportunities, synchronised with the rhythm of the urban environment through an immersive journey and sensory experience during transit along the roof of the Ormonde Parade transport hub.

Heading east from the Hurstville Central entrance on Ormonde Pde, the permanent art installation pays homage to the past, present and future of the Georges River area, drawing inspiration from the waterways, local flora and fauna and rich Aboriginal heritage.

Georges River Council Mayor Nick Katris said, “Public art is an important fabric of Georges River as it creates vibrant spaces that reflect our diverse community for generations to come.

“The project aims to create a strong and captivating gateway through a multi-layered art installation to increase the visibility of the Hurstville City Centre and reflect the dynamic and diverse population that live, work and play in the area.”

Sydney-based artist, Lawrence Liang, of Lawrence Liang Public Art was the successful candidate, with his concept following a competitive Expressions of Interest process in February 2022 and will be working with Tilt Industrial Designs for the development and installation of the artwork.

Work on the Ormonde Parade Precinct Public Art project will commence in April and aim to be completed by the end of month, Council said in a statement.

The project is part of Council’s ongoing commitment to public art and vibrant spaces through both the Georges River Council Public Art Policy and Create Georges River Cultural Strategy.

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