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Date 29 July 2020
Author Tatum Sieni
Contact Name Tatum
Contact Email tatum@centurycity.co.za
Contact Telephone +27 21 552 6889
URL Century City

The Century City Arts Foundation is seeking proposals for a site-specific original and durable public work of art.

Artists are invited to submit a proposal for this exciting opportunity to provide an appropriately sized outdoor art piece to be displayed on an unused bridge base footing as part of the Century City Art Trail.

Located in the middle of the Grand Canal opposite Canal Walk Shopping Centre, this permanent outdoor installation will be highly visible to the many pedestrians (residents, office workers, shoppers, walkers, and joggers) in the area. 

The CCAF, which has Public Benefit Organisation status, was formed with the aim of making Century City a destination for art. It aims to preserve, foster and communicate the arts in Century City by providing facilities, opportunities, a platform and a forum for both established and aspirant artists across all art genres.

 
As part of its initiative to enrich the urban environment of Century City for both visitors and residents, the CCAF, in conjunction with the Century City Property Owners' Association and the Rabie Property Group, has embarked on a multi-faceted programme of outdoor art works and educational exhibits.  


The Century City Art Trail at this stage comprises 27 different art exhibits, predominantly outdoor.  Some of these exhibits have been commissioned by various corporate citizens of Century City and executed by community-based and other artists.  It also includes a number of scientific and technological exhibits. Pedestrian level information plaques have been erected to explain each piece. 


Additional exhibits and partnerships are being sought so we can continually add to the excitement and experience of the Century City Art Trail. 

The RFP is open to all artists or teams of artists interested in creating the public artwork, for completion preferably in the second half of 2020 or later by agreement. Artists with public art experience and reviewable portfolios are eligible.  Community groups, youth and student artists can work with an eligible artist on the project.   

Click here to download the full RFP from our website.

For queries, email Tatum on tatum@centurycity.co.za 

 

Images of some of the Art installations that are part of the Century City Arts Trail

1. Ibis Rising Mosaic - Mandela Park Mosaics

2. Concrete Present - Cristina Salvoldi

3. Peace of Mind - Chris Auret

4. Station Walkway - Paul "Hardi" & Calvin Raubenheimer

5. Sanctified - Janko de Beer