Premier invites designs for new permanent artwork

Premier invites designs for new permanent artwork

As part of the celebration of 20 years of democracy, the Western Cape Government is launching a competition for an exceptional, permanent artwork to mark this iconic occasion.
Once the winner is chosen, the artwork will be placed on permanent display outside, in the vibrant Long Street pedestrian route on the corner of Long and

Dorp Streets. The site marks a new pedestrian plaza on lower Dorp Street.
I therefore extend an invitation to all members of the public, especially artists to provide designs to the provincial government for this art piece. Entries close on October 15. The announcement of the selected artwork will take place on November 14. The final outdoor installation should be completed by April 15 and the official unveiling will be scheduled for April 27, 2015.

The designs should highlight the chosen theme of “20 Years of Freedom and Democracy” incorporating “Live Design, Transform Life”, which is taken from the World Design Capital (WDC) for 2014 theme. The work must also be a durable and permanent structure.
Portraits do not qualify and will not be accepted.
This is an opportunity for all citizens to get involved in the development, look and feel of their city and province.
The winning artist or team will receive a monetary award and a construction budget which includes:
• R1 million, which includes the construction budget of up to R900000 to build and install the artwork. This budget must include all procurement of materials, labour cost, equipment rentals, installation, transportation, as well as restorations of any changes made to the area.
• The winning artist or team will be awarded a one hundred thousand rand R100000 honorarium. In the case of teams, this award will be split among all members.

* All the details relating to the Public Artwork Competition and the entry requirements can be found at www.westerncape.gov.za/WDC2014.
All questions and queries can be sent to aeysha.augustus@westerncape.gov.za; or call 021 483 4618.