Welcome to the Art in the Streets Photo Challenge! Instructions on how to share your photos are at the end of this post. This week I will share images from one of my favourite Brisbane City Council art projects. Artforce gives local people the chance to make a colourful mark on the city.
Brightly painted traffic signal boxes at intersections and pedestrian crossings add life to the streets of Brisbane. The brightly coloured designs on the boxes may offer clues about the people, history and events that take place in the community or simply add life and colour to the street.
Brisbane’s Artforce Project
The Artforce project is open to local artists of all ages who would like to display their artistic abilities or a share a message on a traffic signal box. The project is so popular that there is a waiting list to paint any newly installed boxes.
The council has created an Artforce Awards presentation to recognise artworks that have been added to the traffic signal boxes in the past 12 months.
Spotting the artworks is a great way to keep the kids busy in the car as you drive through the city and suburban streets.
Art in the streets
Share photos of artworks that catch your eye in the street.
The definition of art is broad! It could be anything from fountains, statues, sculptures to street art, light fittings, stained glass windows or artistic floral displays in public gardens. Anything big or small, old or new that catches your eye is good.
How to participate
Every Wednesday I will post a photo of an artwork in a public place with a brief description of what it is it is and how to find it.
Create a blog post with your photo which includes the tag ‘ArtStreets’. Click the Blue Frog button to add a link to your post.
I will Tweet & Share your post on my Facebook page to say thanks.
Can’t wait to see the beautiful things that you find.
Clicking the Blue Frog will also lead you to a gallery of posts from fellow bloggers. Please take the time to have a look around.
Detailed instructions for Linking your blog post to Art in the Streets