Aquatic ‘art’


PHOTOGRAPHS to adorn the Yawa Aquatic Centre at Rosebud when it is completed in March will aim to “celebrate and champion the work of a local artist as well as promote awareness and appreciation of creative communities”.

The works will help ensure that the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s public spaces are “stimulating and engaging” for visitors and will hang in the entrance to the main thoroughfare from the car park.

The successful artist must live in the shire and will receive $5000.

Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking to engage an artist through an expressions-of-interest process to create the photographic works. They will stay up for 12 months.

Yawa Aquatic Centre, which is gearing up to host an expected 400,000 visits a year, will have an indoor 50-metre swimming pool, learn-to-swim pool, indoor water play area, warm water pool, steam room, spa and sauna, gymnasium, group fitness studio, spin room, cafe, multipurpose rooms and a wellness centre.

The artist’s design needs to “consider” the centre. Applications close Friday 30 November.

Artists wanting to apply should visit

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 17 November 2020


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