Local residents will have a rare opportunity to decide what public art dominates the Dubbo streetscape when the Western Plains Cultural Centre partners with Dubbo Regional Council’s Ignite program, Orana Arts Inc. and local business owner Jan Grady to redevelop the Alley Gallery, a public art space between Macquarie Street and the carpark on Bligh Street.
“Residents are invited to attend a “Soup Session” where prospective artists will pitch their ideas for a public art work in the Alley Gallery. The audience will then be asked to vote for their favourites,” Manager Western Plains Cultural Centre Andrew Glassop said.
“The four artists who receive the most votes will receive a minimum of $700 to pay for materials and other costs related to the works. Think of it as Shark Tank for public art.”
The Soup Session will be held at the Old Bank Restaurant & Bar on Saturday 28 October at 2.00pm.
Tickets are $15, which includes a bowl of hot soup, a bread roll and 1 vote, and can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com/SDVL