Andrew Belletty, Mark Leacy & Bianca Hayden, Mark Surtees, Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline and Georgina Donovan & Freedom Wilson have all been selected to develop contemporary art installations for each laneway. All five artworks respond to and celebrate the theme of ‘sustainability,’ with each work presenting a unique and creative perspective on this theme.
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “The laneways that weave through the main streets of Katoomba’s town centre have enormous potential and often lead to some of the City’s best kept secrets. Cafes and restaurants, hotels, small retail businesses and art galleries play a huge role in both the cultural and economic fabric of the city and we are thrilled to be able to showcase these through the Living Lanes project.”
The five installations will revitalise the township and build on the successes of the existing Street Art [PL1] Walk created in 2017 by Street Art Murals Australia and Blue Mountains City Council.[PL2] The Blue Mountains is the state’s inaugural City of the Arts and the project is committed to expanding on this vision with the aim to attract many new visitors.
Katoomba residents Freedom Wilson & Georgina Donovan are in the midst of developing their work, ‘Mushroom Matrix’ to be installed in Penny Lane.
“As artists from the community who love what we do, we’re beyond excited to have been selected to produce a unique work that not only celebrates the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us, but that utilises the enormous potential our streets have to offer.”
Install will commence in late August with the project due to launch in the school holidays in September.
Living Lanes is a community visual arts initiative developed in partnership between Blue
Mountains City Council and Toolo, the Blue Mountains Tool Library.
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