Expressions of Interest are sought for an artist to paint the wall or create a temporary artwork (chalk or paste-up) to fit with the Burwood Festival theme of 1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Think Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, cadillacs, milk bars, juke box, big skirts, swing dancing, etc…
Burwood Council have installed a new stage in Burwood Park called the Pavilion (photos below) and an opportunity exists for an artist to create an installations on the giant wall in the middle of the stage for Burwood Festival this year.
The measurements of the wall are 9m x 4m approx. The artwork doesn’t need huge amounts of detail because they will not be visible from far away, with people on the stages, so just large shapes and big designs.
Ideas – for consideration
Side One – a giant jukebox and sofa.
Side Two – a giant neon sign with a padded stool or guitar
Email examples of your previous work and a written idea to Asha.Pomery[at]burwood.nsw.gov.au to be considered. Artists will be notified by COB Wednesday 12 October.
$500 (including materials)
- Expressions of interest due COB Monday 10 October
- Notification to successful applicant by Wednesday 12 October
- Installation on Saturday 15 October – the day before the event.
Hit The Bricks are looking for helpers from Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th. SAW is helping them coordinate some on the ground stuff and we would love to see some of our friends come along and be part of the festival.
There are roles as Site Marshalls (which entails being on site with an artist to assist with duties such as keeping site clear from public, passing items to artists and other adhoc tasks) and Shop Assistants (to do a few hours at the HTB Pop Up Shop in the Renew Newcastle’s Emporium at the Former David Jones building).
So who do you get to assist if you become a Site Marshall?
FINTAN MAGEE + SOFLES
BEASTMAN + PHIBS
Shifts are from 4-5 hours and as a thank you you will be receive an invitation to the private party happening over the weekend. You can even bring a plus one!
Fill out our contact form or call 0410 115 736 to register your interest,.
It is all happening in Newcastle, Australia, at the moment with Look Hear presenting Hit The Bricks next week from November 22nd until 24th. Hit The Bricks is the first street art festival of it’s kind for the city once known for steel production with twelve walls being painted over the duration of the festival. Newcastle has been emerging as a city to watch for street art over the years with a number of pieces by local and national artists making their mark here.
Hit The Bricks will see Newcastle host some of street art’s most globally recognised artists to share their talent in painting large scale aerosol artworks. The line up is nothing short of stellar so check it out here. The festival will also include a street art panel, a bike ride tour to see all the works in production and a HTB shop to you can find a momento to take home.
The local interest and support is strong with a number of articles and interviews coming out over the past week. Today there is a feature article in The Herald with Adnate which is well worth a read, here. It is really good to see people getting behind the concept of street art, showing support for this ever-growing art form. 1233 ABC Newcastle have even gone to far as to start a catalogue, which is already getting many contributions from across the region. Artists from Hit The Bricks met with 1233 to talk about the festival and street art in Newcastle earlier this week – listen to it here.
To stay in the loop online here are some links we think might help:
– HTB Artists
– HTB Map
– HTB Schedule
– Look Hear Facebook Page
Street Art Walking will be on the ground (overwhelmed with excitement to see the Newcastle cultural facelift happen!) taking photos and hoping to snap some interviews up with artists so keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay in the loop online.