Public Art Opportunities

Departed 2016, Yandall Walton, Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Wollundry Lagoon. Photo credit Andrew Hagan

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from projection artists for two projects. Click on the bars below to check out the opportunities.

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NightLights Projection Commission and Projection Lab

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from leading Australian digital projection artists for a two (2) week residency in Wagga Wagga. The artist will be commissioned to deliver a site-specific work to be presented in September 2018,as well as lead the NightLights Projection Lab, where emerging Riverina artists will workshop and explore their creative digital ideas in a laboratory environment.

The intensive projection lab will include up to ten emerging Wagga Wagga and Riverina based artists, running for a minimum of five (5) days in Wagga Wagga within the period of 25 June – 8 July 2018to be held in the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery E3 art space.  Lab participants will be required to apply for the limited places.

At the conclusion of the lab, participants will propose site-specific projection work with a limited number commissioned by Wagga Wagga City Council. The lead artist will be expected to mentor the emerging artists through their commission.

A budget of $20 000 (excluding GST) has been allocated for this commission and projection lab. The budget is to include all costs such as artist fees, production of artwork, travel, accommodation and public liability.

Download the Expressions of Interest NightLights brief

How to Apply

The EOI form can be accessed via https://wagga.smartygrants.com.au/NightLights You can save as you go and return it later, and easily upload your documents.

Applications can be submitted until 3pm Monday 12 March 2018.

Required support material

  • A short biography and a comprehensive CV (up to three pages)
  • Samples of your work
  • Examples of recently completed commissions, including referee contact details for each commission
  • Detailed projection lab program including indicative dates between 25 June – 8 July 2018
  • Projection themes to be explored
  • Detailed budget

For further information, your questions and EOI should be submitted to

Tracie Miller
Cultural Officer
Wagga Wagga City Council
Email: publicart@wagga.nsw.gov.au
Post: Wagga Wagga City Council
PO Box 20 Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 1300 292 442

BrightLights Workshop and Projection Commission

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from leading Australian digital projection artists for an exciting youth based projection program, BrightLights, bring professional artists to work with high school students to create digital content through photography, animation and film. This program will enhance opportunities for the city’s young talent to develop skills and networks, enhancing Wagga Wagga’s reputation for innovation in the digital arts.

The successful artist will be commissioned to deliver a three (3) day workshop in Wagga Wagga with a group of up to twenty young people coordinated by Wagga Wagga City Council at a Council venue. The successful artist will also produce a projection based on the ideas and concepts developed in the workshops. This projection will be part of the 2018 annual projection series.

A budget of $10 000 (excluding GST) has been allocated for this commission and projection lab. The budget is to include all costs such as artist fees, production of artwork, travel, accommodation and public liability.

Download the Expressions of Interest BrightLights brief

How to Apply

The EOI form can be accessed via https://wagga.smartygrants.com.au/BrightLights .You can save as you go and return it later, and easily upload your documents.

Applications can be submitted until 3pm Monday 5 March 2018.

Required support material

  • A short biography and a comprehensive CV (up to three pages)
  • Samples of your work
  • Examples of recently completed commissions, including referee contact details for each commission
  • Detailed workshop program
  • Projection themes to be explored
  • Detailed budget

For further information, your questions and EOI should be submitted to

Tracie Miller
Cultural Officer
Wagga Wagga City Council
Email: publicart@wagga.nsw.gov.au
Post: Wagga Wagga City Council
PO Box 20 Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 1300 292 442

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