Bendigo Bank's blank canvas an opportunity for artists

A BID to reinvigorate the Bath Lane retail precinct will see $10,000 spent engaging an artist to produce a “significant artwork” on the wall of Bendigo Bank central.

City of Greater Bendigo’s arts and culture co-ordinator Maree Tonkin said it was a chance for an artist to provide “colour and life” to the area.

“We want to see a brightly coloured contemporary work that will really provide some interest to the area,” she said.

“We are looking for artists with the ability to create a spectacular new artwork which will provide colour and life to the precinct.

“Bath Lane already has some great sculptures and also connects to the Pennyweight Walk open air art gallery, which features the art of local young people and it is hoped the new work will really add to the artistic vibe of the preinct.

“It’s great to see a local institution like Bendigo Bank supporting public art and the city is very pleased to be working collaboratively with them on this project.”

Submissions from interested artists must be received by March 31.

For more information, contact Ms Tonkin on 5434 6469 or email m.tonkin@bendigo.vic.gov.au.

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