Blacktown City Council is inviting expressions of interest from artists for the undertaking of public art project/s as part of the exciting WARRICK LANE REDEVELOPMENT that will transform Blacktown CBD.
As a key part of the development a public art plan has been prepared for the site. The objective of the Warrick Lane Public Art Program is to invite artists into the build process to draw out collaborative, speculative and participatory expressions of place and identity as a way to affirm the complexity, nuance, richness, cultural diversity and vibrancy of contemporary Blacktown City.
Blacktown City Council is seeking expressions of interest from professional artists/teams with demonstrated experience in delivering large scale artworks in the public domain and/or within civic or private developments.
Blacktown City Council is also open to local and emerging artists submitting expressions of interest who have not worked to this scale, however, the capacity to deliver, proven experience of realising concepts through to fruition; the capability, capacity and resources to work within the given timeline and budget will be essential.
The selection process is being held in two stages. This first stage calls for artists to submit an expression of interest outlining their credentials and ability to undertake the work. At this time, artists will not be required to submit a design concept.
Following the Public Art Review Panel’s assessment of the EOI submissions, up to five (5) Artists will be shortlisted. The shortlisted Artists will each be engaged and paid to develop and present their concept design for the site.
Upon selection of the shortlisted concept/s; the successful artist/s will be engaged, through an agreement with Council, to design, document, fabricate and install the work on site in collaboration with the project contractor/builder.
Further information on this EOI is available at: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/warricklanepublicart
The full EOI documentation, terms and conditions can be obtained by contacting:
Blacktown City Council
(02) 9839 5918
Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 at 5pm (Sydney Time).
Expressions of Interest should be lodged in accordance with the instructions in the EOI documentation.
Council is not bound to accept any response. Canvassing of any Council members or officers will disqualify applicants from the EOI process.
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