Create-a-space x3


Create-a-space x3

When: 25 May until the end of June 2018

Where: Bunda Street, Genge Street and Lonsdale Strong

These three temporary installations in the city precinct will encourage people to stop and spend time in places they would normally walk past.

Supported by a City Grant from the City Renewal Authority, the Create-a-placeX3 project has created three temporary installations on Bunda, Genge and Londsdale streets, which will remain until the end of June.

Local artists and designers Phil Nizette and Jennifer Jones of Wellspring Environmental Arts & Design have used pallets, crates, cable spools and quirky upcycled gems to create places for people to stop and spend time.

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Trio of temporary installations create new city centre experiences

31 May 2018

Three temporary sculptural installations in the city precinct have created new places to meet, chat and enjoy life.

Supported by a City Grant from the City Renewal Authority, the Create-a-placeX3 project has created three temporary installations on Bunda, Genge and Londsdale streets, which will remain until the end of June.

Create-a-Space x3's "City" installation on Bunda Street is made of recycled materials.

Local artists and designers Phil Nizette and Jennifer Jones of Wellspring Environmental Arts & Design have used pallets, crates, cable spools and quirky upcycled gems to create places for people to stop and spend time.

City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow said the installations would allow people to experience these parts of the city precinct in a new and different way.

“We want people to really enjoy spending time in the city centre and giving them interesting and convenient places linger improves the experience,” Mr Snow said.

“It’s great to see these installations transforming places people normally walk past into spaces for people spend time.”

This place making initiative is the latest work by Wellspring, which has been creating places with and for the Canberra community since 1996.

Jennifer Jones said the work was partly an experiment and Wellspring was interested to see what happened when the public was invited to use spaces in a new way.

“The design of each space is unique, with each one having a different theme that might reflect someone’s day-to-day journey,” Ms Jones said.

“They provide some informal seating and give users a sense of being safe and cosy while they experience something a bit out of their ordinary environment.

“We hope the experience makes people feel a bit special, a bit light hearted, and also for them to see the potential in recycling and reusing materials.”

City Grants are funded through the City Centre Marketing and Improvement Levy, a fee paid by property owners in the city centre.