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Date 01 April 2022
Author Tatum Sieni
Contact Name ...
Contact Email info@centurycity.co.za
Contact Telephone +27 21 552 6889
URL Century City

We are looking for an artist or group of artists to develop a distinctive outdoor work of art that communicates and promotes the uniqueness of the site, and the proximity to and interaction with water through the use of design, spaces, colour, and subject matter for public viewing of all ages. 

Artists are invited to submit a proposal for this exciting opportunity to transform a pedestrian walkway through the provision of a large-scale, outdoor art piece as part of the Century City Art Trail.

The space designated for this piece of urban art is the pedestrian underpass beneath Century Boulevard between Stay Easy Hotel and the new Ratanga Park. With the redevelopment of the Ratanga Junction Theme Park into a new precinct with significant residential complexes and the new Urban Park, the underpass will become an important pedestrian thoroughfare with significant foot traffic. It is recognised that the area will over time become a gateway to the new precinct and there will be an opportunity for the whole underpass to be activated with buskers, vendors, an art gallery, et cetera.

What are we looking for?

• To create a piece of original public art that recognises and embraces the location’s unique outdoor environment, including the proximity to and interaction with water

• To beautify and enhance a currently less interesting space for the benefit of all who pass by

• To offer an interesting and exciting addition to the Century City Art Trail Artist eligibility

The Request for proposal is open to all artists or teams of artists interested in creating the public artwork, for completion preferably in the second half of 2022.

Artists with public art experience and reviewable portfolios are eligible. Community groups and youth and student artists can work with an eligible artist on the project.

Click here to read the full request or email info@centurycity.co.za for more information.