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Council canvases artists for Village Greens gateway

Council is seeking submissions from artists to create a landmark work that will provide a gateway to Tamborine Mountain's Village Greens project and put Main Street on the map.

Up to three artists or artist teams will be selected to develop and present designs for concepts from which Council will select works to be commissioned. The commissioned work is to be completed and installed by 1 March 2018, in time for the Queen's Baton Relay on Tamborine Mountain.

Mayor Greg Christensen said the Main Street village was at the heart of the Tamborine Mountain community and the Vibrant and Active Towns and Villages initiative aimed to make it pulse with life.

"The entry statement artwork should act as a wayfinder, a visual marker that draws pedestrian and vehicular traffic into Main Street to discover the unique spaces over the rise," he said.

"The artwork should be contemporary, innovative and complement the revitalised streetscape with a unique aesthetic signature that interprets the character of Main Street and the spirit of Tamborine Mountain."

Key considerations in the design of the gateway artwork should be the ongoing maintenance of the site and its individual elements which must be robust, durable and appropriate for their location.

"Where possible, materials should be locally sourced and complement the local character of the area," Cr Christensen said.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to draw on the natural landscape, to create a visual landmark that can be viewed from all directions, that references local Indigenous culture or historical events and aligns with the existing Main Street Village signage," he said.

The full Public Art Brief can be viewed at www.liveatthecentre.com.au Artists have until 18 August to lodge their submissions with Council, by email at mark.pa@scenicrim.qld.gov.au or in person at Council's Administration Building, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert.

Those who are shortlisted will then have three weeks to create their concept before the designs go on display at Tamborine Mountain Library for two weeks, from 21 September, for community feedback.