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Call for Public Art Expression of Interest

Cumberland City Council is now calling for artists to register their interest in developing artwork designs for a signature public artwork commission for the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP) in Auburn.
Makes Sense Together by artists Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch, Auburn Botanic Gardens (2018).

Commission 1 – Auburn North Pedestrian Bridge

Artist brief

Cumberland City Council is now calling for artists to register their interest in developing artwork designs for a signature public artwork commission for the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP) in Auburn.

Council is looking for an artist to conceive, design and produce a mural based work on the differing bridge surfaces that explores First Nations Culture; Local History and Character; or that celebrates Green Spaces for Commission 1 – Auburn North Pedestrian Bridge on Parramatta Road.

Key program dates

Stage 1 - March to May 2021

Friday 12 March: EOI opens
Tuesday 20 April: EOI closes
Tuesday 18 May: Artists advised of outcome

Stage 2 - May to July 2021

Friday 21 May: Shortlisted artists invited to attend site briefing
Friday 18 June: Shortlisted artists submit detailed application / concept design
Wednesday 23 June: Shortlisted artists present preliminary artwork concept design
Early July: Successful artist advised, and contracts provided

Stage 3 - July to November 2021

July to August: Design development with project team
August to November: Production / installation of public artwork

Application

Applicants must submit an online EOI application no later than 20 April 2021 by 5pm via Smartygrants website.

Please read the Artist Brief and Expression of Interest for Commission 1 – Auburn North Pedestrian Bridge for full details on EOI stages, requirements and selection criteria before submitting an application.

Local artists including emerging; First Nations; and or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply now


Further information

For more information on the broader Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program please read the:

Contact

Contact Kristina Tito – Arts and Cultural Projects Producer by: