Armidale Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from groups or individuals living in the Guyra area who would be interested in assisting a local artist in developing a mural design for the toilet block in Bradley Street.
At last month's council meeting it was resolved not to paint the mural due to strong community backlash.
Last November Armidale Regional Council conducted a community poll inviting residents to choose between two concept designs for the mural.
Both concepts were based on illustrations created by Guyra Central School students, depicting wildlife and livestock that call the area home.
An internationally-acclaimed artist had been engaged to produce the mural and had assembled the students' illustrations into the two draft mural designs.
Armidale Regional Council General Manager James Roncon said council was ensuring the Guyra community were given a piece of public art they can enjoy and appreciate.
"We have listened to the concerns the Guyra community had with the previously selected artist, so we are going back to the drawing board to make sure we deliver residents with a mural they want to see in their main street," said Mr Roncon.
"By including residents in the process, we are ensuring a mural will be delivered that suits the tastes and needs of the Guyra community."
Community groups or individuals are required to collaborate with a local artist when submitting their EOI, and ideas must reflect the local themes and identity of the Guyra community and is designed to enhance the ambience of the main street.
"Through engaging a local artist, the artwork will capture the true essence of the community and will cement Guyra's identity," Mr Roncon said.
"The new artist and community group or individual must be prepared to have the project fully completed before June 30 in order to meet the funding requirement.
"If the project is not complete by that date, the funding will be returned."
The project falls under Phase 2 of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund which is jointly funded by the Federal and NSW Government.
For more information, or to submit an EOI, visit the Public Art page on Council's website. EOI's close on April 13.
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