IN a boost for the Eastern Cape art community, Baywest is launching an urban art campaign which kicks off with a competition calling on artists to come up with ideas for an innovative and unique 7m-tall sculpture.
Once complete, the work will become a permanent fixture at a new traffic circle at the end of Sherwood’s Walker Drive leading to Baywest City and the R1.7-billion Baywest Mall, along the new R300-million Baywest road development.
Artists residing within 150km of the mall – defined as the mall’s “footfall” area where its core shoppers reside – have until the end of June to submit original designs of the work they propose creating.
The artist or artists presenting the winning entry will receive a R50 000 prize at a ceremony later this year.
The budget for the artwork is R500 000, which will be covered by Baywest.
-The Herald Reporter
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