Have you met Matt? Esteemed Tasmanian artist, Matt Calvert has been named the winner of a contract to create public art for the people of Glenorchy to enjoy in the CBD. A
Have you met Matt?
Esteemed Tasmanian artist, Matt Calvert has been named the winner of a contract to create public art for the people of Glenorchy to enjoy in the CBD.
A widely collected Australian-based sculptor, Matt has successfully managed more than 10 public art projects over a 15-year period including works for Tasmanian and Australian Capital Territory Governments, Melton City Council, Bendigo Regional Gallery, Eastlink, Wyndham City Council and Clarence City Council.
The materials he most commonly uses – cold-fused recycled toughened glass, and either aluminium or Corten steel – work well in a variety of light and weather and age well with minimal maintenance.
The commissioned art is a key component in Glenorchy City Council’s $5.795 million CBD Revitilisation Project, which aims to make the area more usable for pedestrians by minimising the impact of vehicles and providing street art, feature lighting and wide pavements.
This environmentally friendly approach to public art is in line with Council’s vision to create a clean, safe and vibrant city that makes all residents and community members proud.
Key to Matt’s preparation in undertaking the works is community consultation, which has so far included workshops and presentations with local schools, interviews with members of the migrant community and visits to Karadi and Leprena. This week, Matt is consulting with locals through ‘stop and chat’ sessions in and around the CBD and on Metro buses.
If you have any questions about the public art component of the CBD Revitilisation Project or would like to get in touch with Matt, please contact Council on (03) 6216 6800
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