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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

New artwork to transform Summer Street laneway


The laneway between the Orange Central Square Carpark and Summer Street is set for a makeover with a new public artwork by Daniel Templeman, which will be lit up from Wednesday 27 March.

His upcoming artwork for the laneway is titled Aperture. It consists of a unique series of ceiling-mounted geometric forms with an LED lighting component.

Orange Regional Gallery director Brad Hammond said the colours will change as someone walks along the walkway.

“Through the artwork Templeman will invite us to explore the way the geometric patterns and colours shift as we move along the laneway,” Brad Hammond said.

“Using unique materials, the LED lights in the suspended structures filter through a honeycomb-like structure and a specially-formulated film that changes the colour of the light in response to our particular viewpoint.

“Someone standing two metres away from us will see deep-violet where we see a bright blue, and it will change as we move.

This public artwork aims to create a sense of wonder and delight for pedestrians passing through the laneway.

Daniel Templeman has created over 15 large-scale commissions across Australia, from Perth to Melbourne to Townsville, and recently at the Olympic Sports Park, Suzhou, China. He is known for creating artworks that transform urban spaces and engage us as viewers.

The community launch of the both the laneway artwork and the ‘Dancing with Bees’ public art projects will be held next week (7pm Wednesday 27 March) at in the cultural precinct.

“The evening will include including a dance performance by local dancers Paityn Klaare and Lylah Maunder followed by a viewing of both projects,” Brad Hammond said.

The laneway project is proudly funded by the NSW Government and Orange City Council.

For more information and to book for the events, visit Orange Regional Gallery’s website .



Image and text: Orange City Council.