Six local artists have the chance to win $100 for designing a postcard based on UNE’s historic Boilerhouse before it becomes a discovery centre.
As UNE prepares to turn its derelict Boilerhouse, once used for heating the University, into a regional centre for family education in a setting of industrial chic, it is asking local artists to interpret the building for a competition.
In early 2018, the University of New England (UNE) Boilerhouse building, unused for years, will undergo remediation before becoming a community discovery space for children and their families, as well as a funky place to hang out for a good coffee and creative time.
Before it does, the History of the Boilerhouse Project is calling for local artists (of any age and stage) to send them a postcard from the Boilerhouse.
“If you’re into steampunk, or the emotional power of industrial ruins, or simply think the Boilerhouse is a cool and atmospheric building, we want to hear from you,” a UNE spokesperson said.
“This is your chance to use your artistic skills to capture this iconic building in the last stages before it embarks on a new phase of life. You decide what and how you’d like to represent this amazing building.”
They suggest that people interested in basing their artwork on an inside perspective should check out photographer Terry Cooke’s photos on Flickr.
Submissions must be the size of a postcard (148 mm x 105 mm), and can be landscape or portrait. All mediums are encouraged and accepted, and must be the artist’s own, original artwork.
There are six prize categories, and $100 is on offer for each prize winner.
The Boilerhouse building is in the northern part of the UNE campus, on the corner of Ring Road and Workshop Road.
Entries will close at 5:00pm on Friday 18 May 2018. Competition details and a downloadable entry form are available on the UNE Discovery website, at http://www.uneboilerhouse.org.au/art.
Enquiries can be sent to Lee-Anne McKinnon at firstname.lastname@example.org