Sydney's city centre is about to be reshaped by light rail, pedestrian spaces and new public squares along George Street.
The City's role is to transform the public domain in and around George Street and as part of this project we will upgrade laneways throughout our CBD into inviting and creative spaces.
This transformation is one of the most significant project to occur in Sydney for generations. Works of art, comfortable seating, new trees and plantings will go hand-in-hand with improved design of our streets and transport, creating spaces people will want to spend time in.
Public art will play a major role in this transformation. Our City Centre Public Art Plan identifies five exciting opportunities for art in the city centre - and we're now putting the call out to artist both local and international.
Artists can help us achieve a great vision for the most important street, in the most important city in Australia.
We want public art that aspires to match the design excellence already achieved in Sydney's architecture. We want art that draws people into our city and helps them think of familiar spaces in new ways.
The City's new Curatorial Advisor Barbara Flynn will oversee the process of finding the right artists and bringing their vision to life.
Artists are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for two public artwork opportunities: the George Street Spine and the East-West Connectors, now.
The deadline for submissions is 11am Thursday 31 October 2013.