Public Art Opportunities

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

The Enliven Public Art Plan 2017 - 2021 commissions public art, projection art and event-related works around the Wagga Wagga LGA each year.

Sign up below to receive alerts when new commissions are sought.

Current Public Art Opportunities

Performance/Installation/Ephemeral work for the event Date Night (up to $10,000)

Creative proposals are sought by artists willing to enliven the event Date Night, on the evening of February 14, 2019.

We’re interested to hear your creative ideas that might:

  • Create wonderment, surprise or delight
  • Involve passers-by in a collaborative process or act
  • Turn strangers into friends
  • give people a new way of experiencing the public facilities in the heart of their city.

The successful applicant will ensure the work is installed before, or performed during, the Date Night audience between 5:30 and 9pm on February 14. Unless by mutual agreement, the applicant will remove the artwork prior to the Civic Centre’s opening at 9am the following morning.

The work must be of a temporary nature, and must not impede public access to public areas. Emergency exits, safety and fire equipment must not be impeded. Prospective applicants can contact council to arrange a site visit to discuss potential locations for installation artworks.

The event takes place in and around the Wagga Wagga City Library, Civic Arcade, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wollundry Lagoon and the Civic Forecourt adjacent Baylis St. Your proposed work might circulate through these spaces, or be stationed in a specific site.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with our Cultural Officer, Tim Kurylowicz (contact details in the EOI Guidelines linked below) prior to submission. We can arrange a site visit, or discuss specific needs relating to your proposal eg dressing rooms, after-hours access etc.

It is our intention to commission up to two proposals from our total budget of $10,000 (excluding GST). Applicants can submit more than one proposal within this EOI process.

Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Apply now through SmartyGrants

Applications can be submitted until 12pm EST, Monday 7 January 2019.

NightLights Projection Commission and Lab ($20,000)

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from leading Australian digital projection artists for a two week residency in Wagga Wagga.

During their residency, the successful artist will lead the NightLights Projection Lab, supporting up to ten emerging Riverina-based artists, over minimum of five days, to develop original digital artworks.

During their residency, the successful artist will produce a NightLights Commission, an original site-specific projection work. This work will be projected onto a 50 x 8m wall of the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre as part of the city’s annual public projection program.

During their residency, the successful artist will give a NightLights Talk, a public presentation of their work and process during the course of their time in Wagga Wagga.

A budget of $20,000 (excluding GST) has been allocated for the NightLights Commission, Projection Lab and the NightLights Talk. The successful applicant will factor all costs including artist fees, production of artwork, travel, accommodation and public liability into their proposal.

Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF, 731.0 KB)

Apply now through SmartyGrants

Applications can be submitted until 12pm EST, Monday 7 January 2019.

BrightLights Projection Commission and Workshop ($10,000)

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from leading Australian digital projection artists for an exciting youth projection program, BrightLights.

The successful artist will lead a BrightLights Workshop, which is a three day projection workshop in Wagga Wagga with a group of up to twenty young people (aged 12-25) in the E3 arts space.

The successful artist will produce a BrightLights Commission, a projection work based on the ideas and concepts developed in the workshops. This work will be projected onto a 50 x 8m wall of the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre as part of the city’s annual public projection program.

The successful artist will give a BrightLights Talk, a presentation of their work and process during the course of their time in Wagga Wagga.

A budget of $10,000 (excluding GST) has been allocated to cover all aspects of the BrightLights Commission, Workshop and Talk. The budget must cover all costs including artist fees, production of artwork, travel, accommodation and public liability insurance.

Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF, 683.9 KB)

Apply now through SmartyGrants

Applications can be submitted until 12pm EST, Monday 7 January 2019.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required