Hunt for Tauranga Waterfront artist

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Mayor Stuart Crosby stands at the site where Tauranga's Waterfront will be developed. Photo/File
Mayor Stuart Crosby stands at the site where Tauranga's Waterfront will be developed. Photo/File

Tauranga City Council is searching for an artist to play a key part in Tauranga's Access to Water project and help create art for the new development on the Waterfront.

The council is looking for interested people and needs some examples of their work, a bit about their background and an idea of how they might approach the design. No designs were needed. The council would then shortlist up to four artists.

A briefing session was being held next Friday and the project team would be on site between 12pm and 1pm by the Hairy Maclary sculpture on the Waterfront.

The green light has been given for tidal stairs and a new pier and pontoon in the first stage of the council providing access to water along the city's waterfront.

The council has now completed a detailed design, and was aiming for construction to begin later in July. It was aiming to have the stairs, pier and pontoon ready for summer 2016/17.

Closing date for any submissions of interest from artists is August 1.

If people have any questions, or want to register their interest in this project, they can call the council on 07 577 7000, email richard.conning@tauranga.govt.nz or visit www.tauranga.govt.nz/accesstowater.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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