Help design the public art for Ashfield Aquatic Centre

Monday 17 February 2020

Everyone’s invited to contribute ideas for the landmark public artworks planned for Ashfield Aquatic Centre at a workshop on Thursday 27 February.

Inner West Council’s much-needed major redevelopment of the Ashfield Aquatic Centre is on track to open in August, and includes:

• A new 50m indoor pool with accessible ramp and split boom
• A new outdoor pool with floating floor that can change its depth, opening it up for a wide range of uses
• A new children’s leisure pool with landscaping and green wall
• A new two storey entry building with cafe, change areas, crèche, staff facilities and retail space
• A new 1000sqm gym on Level 2 of the entry building
• New sauna, steam and spa attached to the existing pool hall building
• A community green space and covered seating
• Landscaping areas and terraces for the external pools
• Increased parking spaces

Two main facades, which can be seen internally from the main pool area and externally from the south along the trainline, will feature artworks that are bold and contemporary statements about the story of the site, its connection and importance.

Georgia Hill is a local, internationally-renowned artist who is passionate about her local community. She has been chosen to design the artworks and will host the free workshop.

“I’ll be creating a large abstract artwork relating to the history and environment of the area,” Georgia said.

“I travel internationally working on large scale mural works and installations, however when I’m not on the road the Inner West is my home, so I’m very excited to be invited to design an artwork for an area that has support my practice for years.

“The workshops will be focused on informal conversation about people’s memories and experiences of Ashfield and the Inner West, that will then be developed in my studio to form the basis of the final artwork.

“The workshops are open to all - whether your son or daughter wants to tell me about their favourite part of their walk down the street, or you have a deep memory or family connection to Ashfield and the history of the area.

“It’s very surprising and enlightening for both myself and the community to see what reflections and memories can be abstracted and come to inform the final artwork,” Georgia said.

Public art for Ashfield Aquatic Centre workshop, Ashfield Town Hall, Thursday 27 February, 4pm to 6pm.

More information and book.

See examples of Georgia Hill’s previous public art commissions

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