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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Vote for public art in Orange


Vote until 25 July 2023. The laneway that connects the Orange Central Square Shopping Centre car park and Summer Street is set to be upgraded, cleaning up what is currently a rundown connection point for many Orange residents and visitors.

A light installation will involve a light work hung from the ceiling of the laneway, making the laneway a safer and more attractive place. The project is about visual improvements but also has a focus on discouraging antisocial activity and improving safety.

The laneway that runs between the ‘Kathmandu’ and ‘Bed, Bath & Table’ stores has been a project on Orange City Council’s radar for improvement for some time. Now with grant funding, the project is set to come to life.

The project will be funded by Orange City Council and the NSW Government with both parties contributing $100,000 to the project. Charter Hall, the operators of the Orange Central Square shopping centre, is also contributing to the project.

Construction is set to begin in September and finished by the end of March 2024.

Two projects have been shortlisted by Council’s Public Art Panel. The two experienced short-listed artists are Joel Adler and Daniel Templeman. Each concept will be considered by Council and one will be selected for installation.

Council is now seeking community feedback on the laneway project. Orange residents can have their say through an online survey that shows each of the 2 detailed designs.

The online survey is open until 5pm on 25 July 2023.

Image 1: A current view of the laneway
Image 2: Daniel Templeman ‘Aperture’
Image 3: Joel Adler ‘Confluence’