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Reservoir Artwork

14-01-2020 04:24 PM
 
Goldenfields Water County Council
by Goldenfields Water County Council
Joined 22-07-2016 02:43 PM
Posts 6
Hi All,
We've had a request from a third party to paint artwork on one of our reservoirs. I was wondering if any other Council's have either accepted or denied third party artworks and the reasoning behind your decision? If accepted, what policies and procedures have you put in place to manage the process and protect Council and it's infrastructure?
Thanks in advance

Re: Reservoir Artwork

17-01-2020 11:14 AM
 
rod.haig@lismore.nsw.gov.au
by rod.haig@lismore.nsw.gov.au
Joined 21-08-2019 11:56 AM
Posts 3
Fourteen years ago I worked at Ballina Shire Council and an artwork on one of our concrete reservoirs near Lennox Head had been commissioned by Council a short time before I commenced employment there. One issue I remember was that the laitance from the concrete spoiled the artwork over time. (Not of concern for a steel reservoir). Another concern was possible vandalism of the artwork. In the end, a sacrificial layer of paint was painted over the artwork. This paint was designed so that it could be washed off, if necessary, without affecting the paint of the artwork below. I am not sure of the reasoning for commissioning the artwork, though it was quite attractive. Given its location to the coast, the artwork had a theme based on the sea and related animals. I am not sure if it is still there.
Rod Haig
Lismore City Council

Re: Reservoir Artwork

02-03-2020 06:10 PM
 
Brendan Guiney
by Brendan Guiney
Joined 02-08-2019 03:32 PM
Posts 8
Hi all, a few water reservoirs have recently incorporated artwork, including at Gunnedah, Lockhart, Narrandera, with a few examples in Queensland as well. A good story on this topic: https://www.standard.net.au/story/6204813/water-tower-art-trending-in-nsw/ If a few of those Councils get in touch with us (info@waterdirectorate.asn.au) we could pull together a fact sheet or case study. Cheers Brendan Guiney | Executive Officer | Water Directorate
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