ISPT and Cultural Matters are commissioning artists to paint murals and create designs for decals across one of Melbourne’s iconic business districts on Lonsdale Street.
50 Lonsdale Street
50 Lonsdale Street, previously known as the Urban Workshop, is a modern commercial building in Melbourne’s parliamentary precinct.
The building connects to Casselden, Madame Brussels Lane and 271 Spring Street.
The site of 50 Lonsdale Street has a rich and colourful history; formerly the red light district of the city and in dubious proximity to Parliament. Historical elements such as 19th Century buildings and laneways, as well as artefacts unearthed in the development process have been respected, reinterpreted and given new life.
For example, the original laneways, which were lost to title consolidation in the mid-20th Century, have been ‘returned to the city’ as pedestrian thoroughfares which now pass through the foyer.
The project is an initiative of ISPT/CBRE’s Creative Industries Placemaking Strategy and managed by the consultancy Cultural Matters: Art Museums Heritage
There are three opportunities for artists to consider:
Project 1: Three murals
Project 2: Design for a Decal for Flex Space
Project 3: Design for 3 Decals in the café and surrounds at Casselden Place
For information and to receive the Artist Briefs for individual projects please email Cultural Matters Director, Georgia Rouette
Deadline for all submissions is 5pm Saturday 5 December 2020