Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artist teams interested in creating work for a public art program to be installed along the Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST).
The FAST project will extend the Hunter Region’s most popular walking and cycling track, filling in a missing link to create an active transport route from Newcastle to southern Lake Macquarie. The FAST project aims to create a tourism landmark; a shared pathway that provides an educational and Cultural experience, and a piece of public infrastructure that encourages recreation, connectivity and tourism.
FAST will take in culturally significant parts of Belmont, including Belmont Lagoon, a series of public artworks along the route will express connection to Country, the area’s cultural significance and the strength and vibrancy of Lake Macquarie’s Aboriginal community. Multiple artwork commissions available with a total project value of $200,000.
For more information visit lakemac.com.au
Image: Belmont lagoon. Photo by Neil Keene. Urban and Public Art Curator Kattie Bugeja and Aboriginal Community Development Officer Maree Edwards at Belmont Lagoon. Photo by Neil Keene.