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Artists asked to submit mosaic proposals for Washington Lane

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Washington Lane (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Public art initiative: Hamilton City Hall (File photograph)

The Corporation of Hamilton is inviting local artists to submit proposals for the design and execution of the Washington Lane Mosaics Project.

The project is part of corporation’s public art initiative which aims to enliven areas in the city through public art installations that connect visitors and the local community to Bermuda art and culture.

A spokeswoman for the corporation said: “The selected mosaics will be installed in Washington Lane as part of a wider rejuvenation project in that area, adding further vibrancy to our city spaces.”

The artwork must be built into corporation-provided rectangular metal trays which will be installed throughout Washington Lane flushed with new sidewalk pavers. There are nine tray spaces available.

The spokeswoman added: “The proposed design must enhance the surrounding environment and inspire engagement with the local community and visitors to the island.

“Artists may submit more than one proposal and submissions can be from an individual or a group or association such as a school or art organisation.”

The corporation is also planning to install an extensive mural to be installed on the Great Things building and a large-scale Bermuda marquee sign.

Funds will be awarded to the selected artists based on a selection committee’s evaluation of the project proposal using the judging criteria outlined in the Request For Proposal. These include creativity, practicality, aesthetics, and social responsibility.

Proposals depicting commercial advertisement, or political or religious themes will not be eligible for consideration and the design must be appropriate for people of all ages to view.

The City of Hamilton will be responsible for installing the mosaics into the lane.

The deadline for the submission of all proposals is Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The contract will be awarded on July 12, 2021.

To request the full RFP or to make a submission please e-mail events@cityhall.bm.

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Published June 11, 2021 at 7:50 am (Updated June 11, 2021 at 7:50 am)

Artists asked to submit mosaic proposals for Washington Lane

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