Young people to light up the city

The City of Newcastle is calling for submissions for Night OWLS (Original Welcoming Lighting Solutions), a competition for young people aged 15 to 29, to design creative lighting installations in selected areas of Newcastle City Centre.

Council Community Planner Amber Stewart said; “The idea for Night OWLS came out of the NYC discussion paper on “Newcastle at Night: Young People and the Night Time Economy” said Council Community Planner AMBER STEWART. “The areas selected for lighting have been identified by Newcastle Police in consultation with Council staff. All of the areas selected have poor lighting and are used as thoroughfares.”

Selected designs will be exhibited at the Newcastle Museum from 23 September to 3 November 2014, with an opening night for the exhibition on 25 September. Winners will be announced Friday 10 October and will receive monetary prizes up to the value of $1500. Design concepts may be submitted by teams or individuals.
Design sites include:

  • Perkins Street Precinct including the David Jones façade and the large façade of a car park
  • Argyle Street walkway at railway crossing
  • Union Lane from Hunter Street to King Street
  • Steel Street at the corner of Steel and King