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Showcase your creativity on the Marapikurrinya Park community pop-up

Published on Monday, 9 May 2022 at 10:03:17 AM

The Town is seeking submissions from Western Australian artists for an original, 2D artwork to be featured on the Marapikurrinya Park community pop-up in Port Hedland’s Portside district. 

The initiative is part of the Town’s commitment to support artists, raise the profile of public art and reinvigorate the West End district.  

The selected artist’s design will be transferred onto laminated, aluminum composite material paneling and affixed onto the front wall of the community pop-up container. The creative design will be viewed by thousands of locals and tourists each year, forming part of Marapikurrinya Park’s built environment and shaping the Portside district’s identity. 

Design submissions should be appropriate for all ages, social and cultural backgrounds and reflect one or more of the following themes: Port Hedland shoreline; Port history and heritage; families and youth engagement with the coast and connection. 

This initiative aims to make a striking, graphical statement that contributes to the site’s identity; improves and beautifies the community pop-up; celebrates Port Hedland’s culture; fosters and increases interest in the arts; supports local creatives and compliments Portside’s environment. 

Mayor Peter Carter encourages artists to submit a unique design before the deadline of 3:00pm AWST Monday 30 May 2022. 

“The Marapikurrinya Park pop-ups are a joint initiative from the Town and BHP, activating Port Hedland’s West End district with a new place to trade, congregate and connect.”“We want to bring the pop-ups to life by including a unique public art design affixed to the community pop-up, forming part of the area’s identity."

“Hedland is home to a thriving creative scene, including Aboriginal and contemporary artists who contribute to the vibrancy of our town. I'd like to see their creativity and expression being a part of this public art project.” 

“Council is pleased the actions of the Town’s Public Art Strategy are being delivered, including providing commission opportunities for local artists and integrating public art into communal spaces.” 

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For media information:Laura HawesManager Corporate Affairs(08) 9158 9365 |

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