There’s still time to submit signal box designs

Published on 18 June 2018

Expressions of Interest for the Glen Eira Signal Box Project are now open. A signal box is a metal cabinet located wherever there is a traffic light.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Tony Athanasopoulos said participating in the Glen Eira Signal Box Project gives local artists the opportunity to get their art on the streets, while making a valuable contribution to their community.

"The painting of this infrastructure is a good first step for the City of Glen Eira to understand how public art can be a useful tool in preventing graffiti," he said.

"Studies have found that artworked street cabinets are rarely graffitied, with 84 per cent of artworks remaining free of graffiti for six years."

Full colour designs for each visible side of the box should be submitted. In selecting the final designs, the panel — Council, VicRoads and Urban Smart Projects — will look at vibrancy, community appeal and connection to the location. Council recommends visiting the signal box you would like to paint for inspiration.

Submissions close Friday 20 July. Anyone who lives, works or studies within the City of Glen Eira (except Council employees) can submit a design.

Successful artists will be notified in August and will be provided with all paint and safety equipment and paid $400 at the completion of their artwork.

Artists under 18 years will be required to be supervised by a parent, teacher or guardian.

For further information, visit www.urbansmartprojects.com

Editor’s note: Local artists who were selected as part of round one of the Glen Eira Signal Box Project are available for a photoshoot upon request.