Chalk Art on George - Call for artists and volunteers

Hawkesbury City Council is sponsoring a new public art project to create temporary chalk artworks in George Street, Windsor from 9am to 3pm on Sunday, 5 May 2019.

Chalk on GeorgeThe Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert is delighted to announce Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop as the successful sponsorship applicant for the unique project.

“The ‘Chalk Art on George’ project will be coordinated by Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop using funds from Council’s sponsorship program,” Councillor Calvert said.

“This is wonderful news for our art community and our wider Hawkesbury community.

“The sponsorship will pay seven local artists an individual artist fee for their artwork, and I’m sure our residents and visitors will all be excited to see all the art being created on the spot in our wonderful heritage town of Windsor.”

Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop is calling on local Hawkesbury artists to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in the project by 29 March via email hawkesburycommunityartsworkshop@yahoo.com.au

“There is no fixed theme and artists are invited to come up with their own ideas to suit the space they are given to work on,” Councillor Calvert said.

“Whilst the exact locations of the artworks are yet to be confirmed with business owners, the surfaces may include pavement areas as well as walls.

“As well as being paid an artist fee, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery will provide the high quality chalk for the art,” he said.

The artworks will start at the end of Windsor Mall on the corner of George and Fitzgerald Streets and continue along to Hawkesbury Regional Gallery at 300 George Street, Windsor.

At the Gallery, everyone will be able to join in and try their hand at being a chalk artist. There will also be outdoor chalk pavement activities and a chalk wall art activity inside the Gallery.

Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop also needs volunteers to help on the day to provide information about the project to spectators, as well as hand out maps for all chalk art sites.

Once artists are selected in early April, they will commence work with Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop and Council to prepare for the public art project for its launch on Sunday, 5 May 2019.

“Both Council and Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop hope that locals and visitors will have the chance to enjoy the Windsor Mall Sunday Market and then continue along George Street to watch talented Hawkesbury artists at work,” the Mayor added.

“Everyone is invited to complete the day with a visit to the Gallery to see an exhibition of artworks collected over many decades by local resident Alan Cleary.”

For information about submitting an Expression of Interest or to volunteer, please contact the President of Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop, Josephine Blue, via email hawkesburycommunityartsworkshop@yahoo.com.au

Please note that in the case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed, with the community to be informed of a future date via Council’s Facebook www.facebook.com/hawkesburycitycouncil and on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

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