Hunter artists encouraged to apply to add colourful designs to urban areas in Lake Mac

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Hunter artists are being invited to get their art on the streets, by applying to paint their designs on traffic signal boxes across Lake Macquarie City.

Lake Macquarie City Council’s Major Creative Projects Innovation Coordinator Jo Smith said many creatives across the country are experiencing hardship due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“The past few months have been tough for our community and in particular our local artists and creatives, who have struggled to find work or experienced a loss of income,” Ms Smith said.

“This EOI is a great opportunity for local artists to showcase their work, get creative and help beautify intersections across the City, while being paid to do so.”

Artists are invited to submit their designs for traffic signal boxes located at Charlestown, Edgeworth, Morisset, Swansea and Windale that reflect the culture of the area.

In selecting the final designs, the judging panel will look at vibrancy, community appeal and connection to the location.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 6 August. Successful artists will receive $600 to complete the artwork on one traffic signal box or $1000 for groups of two traffic signal boxes.

Applications can be submitted online at