Campbelltown City Council will launch its 10 Faces of Campbelltown community artwork on Saturday 23 June.
Western Sydney artists Marikit Santiago and Phu Nguyen created the artwork using images of 10 locals nominated by the community.
Those chosen have made significant contributions to the city across 10 categories: sport, art, Aboriginal, community, business, politics, environment, volunteer, medical and education.
They are: Ron Moore (business), Gordon Fetterplace (politics), Sandra McDonald (volunteer), Ron McDonald (community), John Skandalis (sport), Uncle Ivan (Aboriginal), David Wilson (medical/science), Annemarie Hennessy (education), John Marsden (art), Dr Rob Close (environment).
The artwork will be unveiled during a celebration to be held at the Lithgow Street stage near Queen Street from 2pm to 4pm.
Council commissioned the artwork as part of its plan to re-imagine the city and better utilise spaces and buildings in the Campbelltown CBD.
Council received a $20,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program to fund the project.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Councillor George Brticevic, said the 10 Faces of Campbelltown was a pilot project developed as part of the lead-up to the city’s bicentenary in 2020.
“It could possibly be expanded into an art trail of 200 faces throughout the CBD as part of our bicentennial celebrations,” he said. “I urge everyone to make time to view this magnificent artwork created by two very talented artists,” he said.
To find out more information about the 10 Faces project visit Council’s website, campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/streetart.