City launches new Vivid public art project
City buildings could be brightened with art work if owners put their properties forward for a new public art programme.
The City of Hamilton has asked for suggestions on where people would like to see work created in the 2019 Vivid project.
Property owners were also asked to offer their sites as possible locations.
A total of 15 works by local artists have been installed in Hamilton over the past four years and four more are due to take shape in 2019.
A spokeswoman for the project said: “The city is excited to continue installing these beautiful pieces by such talented individuals who often go unrecognised.
“Of course, we are continuing to add to some existing installation sites such as the Church Street wall by the taxi stand but, as these pieces are for the public, the city found it extremely important to seek input from the public as to where they would like to see the next installation pieces.
“We also thought there might be some Hamilton property owners who have an interest in offering ‘wall space’ or ‘lawn space’ at their property as we are also planning to appeal for sculpture installations that can be enjoyed by the public.
“There’s no reason why public art should not extend to private property as long as the work submitted for Vivid is approved both by the city as well as the property owner.”
A request for proposals will be issued in the next few weeks to allow artists to submit ideas.
People and site owners who would like to recommend or offer a space can send suggestions to email@example.com