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Public Art Project 2018

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Campbelltown City Council has commissioned South Australian based artist Tatty K (Tania Kunze) to work with the local community members and students from HYPA (Helping Young People Achieve) BOLT program to develop site-specific public artworks. The 5 works will reflecting the cultural heritage of the local community through stories and memories of time spent in and around local creeks. Tatty K designed 5 sculptural forms inspired by the natural environment to be made from Hebel brick and concrete and inset with colourful handmade visual story tiles. The 5 public artworks created will be installed adjacent 4th Creek.

The artist worked with local residents to develop content, images and stories and teenage members of HYPA helped with making tiles, carving Hebel (aerated concrete), taking photos and furthering concept ideas.

Tatty K is now making extra tiles, firing already made tiles, and refining sculptural forms, before assembling shapes, rendering surfaces and in-setting tiles. Each sculpture was inspired by a natural leaf form will be approximately 0.5m2. The 5 concrete forms will contain 5 local stories: Childhood, Teenagerhood, Becoming a Family, Retirement and History. The forms will also have interactive elements. Community will be encouraged to touch them, roll or stack found objects upon them,  run water on them or take a photo with them.

Watch this space for more information or contact Emma Fry efry@campbelltown.sa.gov.au

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