Carlton Library Light Boxes

Carlton Library is located at 667 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton. The Light Box installation is located on the south wall of the library, along Newry Street near the junction of Rathdowne Street.

Narelle Cridland, Cordons (2016-17) at Carlton Library. Photography by J Forsyth.

Carlton Library plays an important role in the delivery of services to the community and many members of our community, of all ages, frequent this facility. In 2014, the building underwent some upgrades to its foyer area to improve both the appearance and amenity. The Public Art Light Box Program continues this enhancement of the library’s profile and the surrounding streetscape, while also ensuring contemporary art is part of the everyday experience of our community and visitors to Yarra.

Works will be selected that are photographic, digital or other works that demonstrate suitability to the Duratrans medium and illuminated aesthetic and display; and are responsive to the site and/or format of the light boxes.

A series of four works will be selected by each artist and exhibited for six months duration each in 2018 from April – September 2018 and October 2018 – March 2019. Each selected artist will receive a fee of $2,000 (excluding GST). This fee is inclusive of all costs involved with the creation of the works including artist fee, production of digital files to specifications for printing, transport and administration etc.

Exhibition space dimensions:
Each box is landscape format and measures 931mm (h) x 1,279mm (w); the material size of the print will be produced at 841mm (h) x 1,189mm (w); and the image/visual will measure 821mm (h) x 1,169mm (w).

Artwork lifespan:
Due to the nature of the materials and working with UV light in an outdoor environment, the selected artworks will be displayed on a rotation to ensure the lifespan of each print is maximised. By rotating the works, it is hoped the prints will last up to 15 years at least and will be displayed multiple times over this period. The artworks are printed on photographic Duratrans. Yarra City Council will manage and cover the costs associated with printing the Duratrans and installation, however the artist is required to liaise with the appointed supplier in regards to supplying files and overseeing test prints. Once complete, Yarra City Council takes ownership of the works once they have the potential to enter Yarra’s Art and Heritage Collection.