Artforce Brisbane Awards Honour Spring Hill TSB Artwork

Artforce Brisbane Awards Honour Spring Hill TBS Artwork

Two amateur artists from Brisbane, Natasha Chee and Calum Presser, won the 2021 Best Overall Traffic Signal Box at the annual Artforce Brisbane Awards for their artwork, ‘Spring Hill in Spring Time’.



Natasha Chee who is a Design Assurance Manager at Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Development and Calum Prasser, a built environment professional, were named as the Overall Winner at the Annual Artforce Brisbane Awards.

The traffic signal box (B8114) located at Gregory Tce & Victoria Park entry road in Spring Hill sprung to life thanks to the lovely artwork masterfully executed by the pair. The design, they said, “celebrates the distinct local architecture and streetscapes of Spring Hill, Brisbane.”

Furthermore, the artwork seeks to “reflect the colours, fine-grain details and interest of the neighbourhood.” The pair said that they hope the artwork brings joy to the viewers as well as an appreciation for the suburb’s unique character and architecture so it can be preserved for future generations.

Lord Mayor Schrinner, Natasha Chee and Calum Prasser
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Overall winner
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Location of TSB 8114

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The 2021 Artforce Brisbane Awards were held last 26 April with Lord Mayor of Brisbane Adrian Schrinner presenting the awards. The Awards honour the outstanding Artforce Brisbane artworks completed in the preceding 12 months. 

The list of winners is as follows:

Lord Mayor’s Award

Name: Lisa-Marie Vecchio; Title: High hopes and green slopes; Location: TSB 0475, Juliette St & Earl St, Greenslopes

Winner of Lord Mayor’s Award
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Overall winner

Name: Natasha Chee & Calum Prasser; Title: Spring Hill in Springtime; Location: TSB 8114, Gregory Tce & Victoria Park entry road, Spring Hill

Overall winner
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Best Energex box

Name: Siobhan Browne; Title:  Welcome to the Big Top; Location: SC22658, 1290 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt

Best Energex box Awardee
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12 and under – winner

Name: Mary Nisbet-Smith; Title: Peggy the five leggy; Location: TSB 0639, Annerley Rd & Tamar St & Rusk St, Annerley

12 and under – winner Awardee
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18 and under

Name: D.K. Perkins; Title: There’s always a Silver Lining; Location: TSB 8116, Sylvan Rd near Kate St, Toowong

18 and under Awardee
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Best Primary School & Early Childhood Centre

Name: Little Scholars School of Early Learning with artist Dylan Sarra; Title: Child’s Mind; Location: TSB 0072, Turbot St & George St, Brisbane City

Best Primary School & Early Childhood Centre Awardee
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Best Senior School

Name: Iona College; Title: Graham’s Crossing; Location: TSB 0967, North Rd pedestrian crossing at Iona College, Wynnum West

Best Senior School Awardee
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Best Organisation

Name: Hope for Life Mentors; Title: A Small Gift; Location: TSB 0681, Old Cleveland Rd & Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo

Best Organisation Awardee
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People’s Choice

Name: Jennifer Garcia Rodriguez; Title: Thinking of green (view artwork) ; Location: TSB 0176, South Pine Rd & Railway Place, Alderley

People’s Choice Awardee
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Except for the Energex Pad-mount Transformers (EPT), which has its own category, all participants who painted a traffic signal box are eligible to enter into the Lord Mayor’s award and Overall Winner categories. Whilst all participants are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards will be open in June.