Submissions open for Smart Beaches art installation

Redhead Beach

Expressions of interest opened in October for a $20,000 Smart Beaches artwork at Redhead Beach in Lake Macquarie.

The brief calls for artists to take inspiration from the picturesque coastal setting, as well as the project’s high-tech underpinnings.

Smart Beaches Project Manager Tony Blunden says the aim is to produce a piece of public art themed on beach conditions or beach safety.

“We want this artwork to engage beach-goers, raise their awareness of our Smart Beaches project and incorporate some of the technology or data we’ll be collecting as part of the trial,” Tony says.

Submissions for the Smart Beaches artwork close midnight Tuesday 5 November. Go to for more information.