EOI called for Indigenous art opportunity at redeveloped Civic Centre

Published on 26 June 2020

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Yarra Ranges Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and creative teams for a significant public art opportunity at the newly developed Civic Centre in Lilydale.

The aim of the project is to produce a site-specific permanent public artwork(s) that reflects the significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connection to Country, history and culture of the region.

While a demonstration of experience working in public space is requested, artists looking to gain this experience are also encouraged to apply.

The successful artist or creative team will be selected by a panel consisting of an Indigenous advisory committee and Yarra Ranges Council.

The final artwork(s) must be completed by 31 July, 2021.

Potential applicants are encouraged to get in contact with Community Heritage Officer, Lucy Davies, on l.davies@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or by calling 0419 925 575 before submitting an EOI.

Expressions of interest can then be submitted to the above email address by no later than 11.59pm, 5 August 2020.

An Artist Brief and Site Map can be found on Council’s e-Tendering page.

The expression of interest should include:

• A current CV.

• A written or verbal response to the Artist Brief of no more than 500 words, highlighting the artist’s or team’s experience and skills relevant to the selection criteria, or their experience to the intended approach to the project.

• Details of the legal structure under which the artist or creative team is working (Eg. Sole trader, company, incorporated association etc.).

• Examples of past works (up to 10).

• An indication of the artist’s or team’s availability within the proposed timelines for the project and information about any existing or potential conflicts of interest.

Short-listed applicants will be advised within two weeks of the EOI submission deadline if they have been selected to proceed to the Concept Development phase (Stage 2).