City commissions new art for Pennyweight Walk

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Pennyweight Walk is set undergo a facelift with the commissioning of new artworks for the popular city centre laneway.

City of Greater Bendigo Coordinator Creative Communities Maree Tonkin said the City created the Pennyweight Walk Open Air Gallery in 2009 to provide a high profile site for local street art.

“This year the City has partnered with Nacho Station Collective to commission new artworks and to host workshops with selected artists,” Ms Tonkin said.

“The program aims to engage established, mid-career and emerging artists.

“Successful artists will be exhibited in the laneway for two years. This is just one of the ways the City supports and fosters local street art in Greater Bendigo.”

The new artworks will be in place by the end of November.

Reece Hendy from Nacho Station said he was pleased to be working with the City to revitalise Pennyweight Walk.

“We’re already seeing lots of interest from the creative community, it’s great to have a few artists submit their interest already,” Mr Hendy said.

“We’re looking forward to seeing some great local art and hopefully some interest from established high profile artists.

“We’re not really sure yet what form this group exhibition will take, that’s something for the creatives involved to craft along the way.”

Artists can submit their interest with a few examples of past work online at www.nacho-station.com/pennyweight

Submissions are due by Friday July 27, 2018.

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