Now in its seventh year, the Chalk Urban Art Festival is focused around a four day chalk art competition for local, interstate and overseas artists. Originally based in Sydney’s Darling Harbour the event now runs along Church Street in Parramatta. Since Tendril Productions commenced site and production managing the event it has also incorporated live music, dj’s, artist talks, community workshops, performance evenings, exhibitions, a body art competition, market stalls, food & beverage stall and a wearable art show.
Creative direction: Zest Events
Production & site management: Alasdair Nicol (Tendril Productions)
Performance and talks producer: Jess Cook
So 2010 proved to be an exciting year for Tendril Productions. You’ll find loads of pictures in our projects section, but to give you an overview. . .
In January we worked the Sydney based non-profit arts organisation, 107 Projects Inc., to help produce and install Flight of Fancy as part of Sydney Festival First Night. Picking up on the Indian focus of Hyde Park’s Palm Stage, Tendril worked with a strong creative team to dress the trees and stage in anticipation of the 50,000+ guests who enjoyed a day of free entertainment.
Throughout the year we worked on a number of projects that were installed in the spacious foyer of CarriageWorks. These included several installations for the Finders Keepers markets as well as the CarriageWorks produced Winterland festival.
In June we worked with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet: Community Engagement and Events to deliver a couple of scenic decor installations for the Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest live site at Darling Harbour.
As the second half of the year rolled ahead we found ourselves instrumental in the production of two major public art projects, both commissioned by the City of Sydney for it’s Art & About Sydney 2010 festival. We worked with creative director Michelle McCosker and The Occasional Collective to production manage the Sydney Statues: Project! and worked with artist Alasdair Nicol to produce The Bike Bike.
To round out the year, Tendril focussed on Sydney’s western suburbs. In October we production and site managed the Chalk Urban Art Festival for Zest Events in conjunction with Parramatta City Council, and in November we provided scenic decor installation and planning for the inaugural Parramasala, an Australian Festival of South Asian Arts.
We’ve had diverse experience documenting, planning and implementing exhibitions, public art and festivals of different shapes and flavours. Whether you’re looking for full service production support or just some of the services below, we are placed well to work with you on projects with particularly demanding and unusual requirements.
We can work with you to prepare and lodge Development Applications (DA). We’re familiar with working alongside artists, engineers and other stakeholders to collate all the necessary material and synthesising this into your final document. Where necessary, we can also prepare Statement of Heritage Impacts, Statement of Environmental Effects and Environmental Impact Statements that may need to be included in your DA.
Once the project is off the ground we can work with you to prepare the following documents in conjunction with major contractors to develop a safe work environment.
- Risk Assessment (RA);
- Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS);
- Emergency and evacuation procedures (EEP); and
- OH&S plan
We also work with accredited contractors to develop traffic management plans.
We develop project specific production, installation and de-installation schedules based on your project’s requirements. These are flexible documents which are managed throughout the duration of your project.
To facilitate the smooth running of your project, we can work with you to obtain all necessary permissions and meet your consent obligations with building owners, emergency services, local transport authorities, car share organisations, local businesses, residents and car park operators and the placing of public notification requirements.
We continue to work with a large network of experienced providers to ensure we can implement your project. Our services include:
- general project management;
- liaison with major contractors including engineers, riggers and traffic management;
- liaison with stakeholders;
- negotiation and management of plant hire;
- provision of site management for installation, de-installation and maintenance work as required; and
- provision of installation crew as necessary.