Educational and interpretive material
The sculpture or assemblage will play a role in education programmes for locals of all ages, from school children to seniors. The commissioned artist or group should consider writing the content to be used for educational and interpretive materials as part of the commission, and consider how the sculpture could play a part in school visits and group tours.
Documentation of the selected reclaimed materials used in the work and their source should be a key feature of interpretive materials, so that the work can be an education tool in reuse and waste minimisation in itself. The construction process and artist may also be featured in video and photographic records to be used in promotion and education at The Junction.
Consultation and design refinements
The selected artist/s are expected to meet with all project partners to discuss the finalisation of the design, and to inform the creation of accompanying educational and interpretive materials.
Location and timing
The sculpture is planned to be situated at the entrance to The Junction approximately on the site indicated in the drawings, to be the central visual feature attracting and welcoming visitors, and representing the Zero Waste vision of the Centre and District.
The commissioned project should be completed on site at the The Junction in October or November of 2019. The successful artist will be required to complete an OHS application and become an NPDC-approved contractor (Intercreate will assist in this process as required). The artist will also need to liaise with Intercreate, the construction company and project managers overseeing the construction of The Junction, to meet on-site OHS requirements during in-situ construction.
The artist or group is expected to reside in the area for the duration of construction and be present at the launch, planned for October/November 2019. Please note the timeframe is dependent of the programme of building works.
Ideally the sculpture will be made predominantly of locally-sourced reclaimed materials that would otherwise have gone to landfill. If required, New Plymouth District Council is able to support the selected artist/s with materials from the transfer station drop off area at Colson Road.
Materials must be suited to the proposed location for the work, able to endure exterior environmental conditions while maintaining it’s structural form, being a safe structure and requiring low maintenance.
Additional materials, construction and processes with other sustainability benefits such as low toxicity, low energy use or utilisation of renewable energy will be considered positively.