Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Artists for Bridges Project; Documenting Progress of Construction

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Artists for Bridges Project; Documenting Progress of Construction

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IN THE upcoming years four bridges will be constructed in the Clarence Valley, spanning the Clarence River at Grafton, Harwood and Tabulam and Sportsmans Creek at Lawrence. The Bridges Project will capture the response of artists to the bridges' construction.

The Bridges Project is an opportunity for selected artists to document the construction and progress of the four bridges. An exhibition of the work produced will be part of a series of exhibitions at the Grafton Regional Gallery, The Kirk at Yamba Museum and the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre.

With construction on the bridges about to start, the Grafton Regional Gallery is seeking expressions of interest from artists of the Clarence Valley and surrounding regions who would like be involved in the Bridges Project.

Artists who work in all ranges of media are invited to apply. All interested artists are invited to attend an information forum being held at the gallery on August 24. Project officers from Roads and Maritimes Services will give presentations on each of the four bridges, the gallery will outline the artistic program and there will be the opportunity for artists to ask questions.

Expressions of interest close on Wednesday, August 31. Application forms are available from the Grafton Regional Gallery website or by contacting the gallery. A panel of artists and gallery staff will select artists. Selected artists will be paid a fee for their involvement in this project.

The artists involved in the Bridges Project will play an important part in recording the development of the new bridges. While being important pieces of infrastructure for growing regions bridges are also objects of beauty and engineering excellence that fascinate and inspire.

The project is coordinated by the Grafton Regional Gallery, a cultural service of the Clarence Valley Council, in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services and with the support of the Yulgilbar Foundation. …

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