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22 October 2023 Posted by 


Business district comes alive for summer
CAMPBELLTOWN’S business centre is undergoing beautification with pavements, street furniture and public arts to refresh the amenities for public enjoyment, mayor Dr George Greiss said.
While attractive artworks of five acclaimed artists are visibly seen around the city’s centre installed last month, a series of renovations is also happening along Queen Street, between Browne Street and Bradbury Avenue.
The work started with 700 sqm of pavements replaced in key locations to improve accessibility for people and businesses, Dr Greiss said.
“These works will refresh the street furniture which has been well used by people looking for a place to eat over lunch or catch up with friends,” he said.
The works include patching cracks, potholes and uneven surfaces along Queen Street, furniture installation, replacement  of timber decking with artificial grass and shade.
Weeping Lilly Pilly trees will be planted along Browne Street and Cordeaux Street, with project completion early next year.
Beyond the walls of the Campbelltown Arts Centre, the murals are out on the city’s main streets – praised by people seeing them as streetscapes – the works of five artists with strong connections to the Macarthur region.
The centre initiated the artistic program in the public domain to showcase Campbelltown City Council’s plan called ‘Reimagining Campbelltown’, and it is also available for online viewing.
Residents looking to learn more about public art can explore them through augmented reality as part of the ARt After Dark Trail at the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost.
The program aims to drive visitation to Western Sydney CBDs after 5pm such as the Macarthur region’s towns, through art and cultural offerings developed by local creatives in community precincts.
Funded by the NSW Government’s Culture Up Late Western Sydney program and serving as a collaboration between Council and Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Augmented reality opportunity for locals
“This augmented reality trail is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to our community to learn more about the amazing public art on display in our CBD by accessing the trail on their phone,” Dr Greiss said.
These are the locations where the public can physically view “Reimagining Campbelltown” streetscapes funded by the NSW Government CBD Revitalisation Fund.
‘Spinning the Fire Sutra’ by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn from Laos and a graduate of Western Sydney University located at the western wall of the Family and Community Services building on Anzac Lane.
Renowned indigenous artist Blak Douglas’ major mural commissioned by the Council in 2012 is called ‘The Standout’in homage to the Dharawal Dreamtime Story of the Seven Eucalypts located at Lithgow Mall installed across the bus shelters of Campbelltown City Railway Station.
Chinese-aboriginal artist Jason Wing’s ‘Three Mobs’ created last year can be seen on the south 7Eleven wall at the intersection of Dumaresq St and Queen St, Campbelltown’s busiest intersection.
Danielle Mate’s ‘Raw Undoings’ greets locals from the east wall of Ralph’s Pharmacy on Carberry Lane, along Queen Street.
Her artwork is funded by the NSW Government’s Festival of Place Open Street Grant.  
Breathing Life (Bula ni Cegu and Paghinga ng Buhay) created last year by Victoria Garcia and Bayvick Lawrance is prominently displayed at Patrick Street.
The work depicts an intersection of two artists who both grew up in the Macarthur region, originally hailed from the Philippines.
Also, at Lithgow Mall is ‘Forum Q’ created in 2021 by Campbelltown local artist Feras Shaheen, for people to gather, train in dancing together and create right in the heart of the Campbelltown CBD. 
Feras’ project concept is in collaboration with the centre and funded by the NSW Government Streets as Shared Spaces.

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