Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project

Council has entered into a collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology to undertake this project.

 

Project Scope

Under recommendations from the the Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project Advisory Panel, the Northern Grampians Shire Council has entered into a collaboration with Swinburne University Technology to undertake this project.

Under the direction and guidance of Associate Professor Sonja Pedell, Masters of Design students will co-design the centrepiece for the roundabout with the Stawell community in order to:

  • Express the history, culture, fabric and future aspirations of the Stawell community.

  • Contribute to the vibrancy of the public space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

  • Enhance and communicate the identity of our community through creative expression.

  • Enrich the region's arts and culture lifestyle.

More information will be provided in early 2019 on how the community can get involved.

 

What

The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project is a public art project which will upgrade the roundabout at the intersection of Main and Wimmera Streets, Stawell, to ensure it is both visually attractive and expresses the unique attributes of Stawell as a community.

Council recognises the significant role which public art plays in reflecting the evolution of our community culture, as well as providing a unique experience and expressing the identity of our community.  

Public art connects people with landscape and facilitates a dialogue between residents and visitors about our community values, as well celebrating through creativity the unique characteristics of our community’s history, present-day attributes and future aspirations.   

Public art has a pivotal role in increasing the liveability and desirability of the municipality, which in turn has long term economic benefits to the region.

The purpose of the Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project is to:

  • provide creative expression of the history, culture, fabric and future aspirations of the Stawell community

  • contribute to the vibrancy of the public space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors

  • enhance and communicate the identity of our community through creative expression

  • enrich the region's arts and culture lifestyle

In collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology Masters of Design students, the Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project Advisory Panel will facilitate community participation in co-designing the final centrepiece for the roundabout.

 

Contact the Advisory Panel

A Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project Advisory Panel (the Panel) has been formed to assist council in the delivery of the project by:

  • providing a community perspective on artist design to ensure the deliverables align with community expectations

  • bringing together representatives from a cross-section of the Stawell community, who have a keen interest in the Stawell CBD Revitalisation and arts and culture in Stawell and the region

  • enhancing communication and collaboration between council and the community

  • providing a recommendation to council on the design/s which best align to the Artist Brief and community expectations

  • sharing information about the project with their networks

  • acting as advocates for the community and feeding information from the community to the Project Manager.

The advisory panel members are:

Cr Murray Emerson (Chair)

0459 027 575
councillor@ngshire.vic.gov.au

Cr Karen Hyslop

0459 030 924
councillor@ngshire.vic.gov.au

Nigel Keating

President 
Stawellbiz (03) 5358 5066 
stawellbiz@hotmail.com.au

Annie MacPherson

0439 037 354 
anniemacmillinery@gmail.com

Kerri Kingston

0407 682 432
kerrik@tpg.com.au

Rebecca Farrell

0481 723 448
rebeccaw1981@gmail.com

Renee Baulch

0478 666 593
renee@wabisabidesign.com.au