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Call to honour historic Awaba House through art

It was the iconic Lake Macquarie heritage-listed building that was tragically destroyed by fire back in August.

And now Lake Mac Council is calling on creatives to bring the hoardings surrounding the fire-damaged Awaba House to life.

Three artists will be given the opportunity to showcase potential designs, which will be chosen via an expression of interest process, at the historic Booragul location.

“Awaba House is an iconic building and has a significant place in the hearts of the local community,” Council’s arts, culture and tourism manager Jacqui Hemsley said.

“We were devastated by the recent events and hope to see this popular venue return to its former glory.

“While investigations continue into rebuilding this historic facility, we would like to honour the building’s memory through stunning artworks on the hoardings surrounding the site.”

The call-out asks for artists to submit three potential designs that connect the history of the site and its lakeside location. Council will also supply the surfaces on which the artworks will be created – in consultation with the artist.

The selected artists will each be given $5000 plus $1200 for materials to bring their designs to life on 10m x 2m panels which will be attached to the hoardings surrounding Awaba House.

Head here to submit your entry. Entries close on Friday 11 October and artworks need to be completed by Monday 18 November, ahead of the City Art Gallery’s grand re-opening.

It is expected the hoardings will remain in place for 18 months.

Written by Newcastle Live

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