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 Local Government Area each year.

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Current Public Art Opportunities

Wagga Wagga City Council is calling for expressions of interest for four new public artworks in a variety of forms. Read on below to find out how to apply for the following:

  • A large Mural alongside the Murrumbidgee River, as part of the Lost Lanes festival ($10,000)
  • An artwork at the entrance to Wagga Wagga's Multi-Purpose Stadium ($35,000)
  • An artwork in Wilga Park in the suburb of Kooringal ($35,000)
  • A site-specific artwork, performance or intervention at the Fusion Festival ($10,000)

Read on to download the Expression of Interest (EOI) Guidelines for each artwork, and for instructions on how to apply.


Mural for Lost Lanes Festival

Living Communities 2018-19 | $10,000

Wagga Wagga City Council seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) from experienced visual artists for the development, design and
production of a 24 x 5m mural located in Wagga Wagga. The mural must be completed by Saturday 22 June 2018 to
coincide with Wagga Wagga’s Lost Lanes festival.

The proposed mural must draw inspiration from one of the following themes:

  • “Marrambidya” – Many aspects of local Wiradjuri people’s lives are connected to the Murrumbidgee River
  • River movement - the beautiful, dynamic and fragile ecosystem of the Murrumbidgee river
  • River city – life on the river is a balance between fertile soils and raging floods.
  • New old town – an historic old city thriving with new life
  • Wild community – a city where difference is included, and paths cross.

Download the Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Submit an application


Artwork at Multi-Purpose Stadium

Living Spaces 2017-18 | $35,000

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists for artwork to be installed near the entrance to Wagga
Wagga’s new Multi-Purpose Stadium (MPS).

Proposals will be accepted for sculptural works, lighting treatments and other ‘hard’ infrastructure artworks that are located in a landscaped courtyard adjacent to the main entrance of the Multi-Purpose Stadium, and to the Wagga Wagga Netball
Association’s clubrooms.

The artwork must enhance the site’s aesthetic appeal and connect with the site’s intended use as:

  • A site of sporting excellence and recreational enjoyment
  • A regional hub and community meeting place
  • A venue suited to multiple sporting codes (netball, basketball, futsal and volleyball), and a wide range of community events

Download the Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Submit an application


Artwork at Wilga Park

Living Spaces 2018-19 | $35,000

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists for a robust artwork to be installed within a small
neighbourhood park in the suburb of Kooringal, Wagga Wagga. Proposals will be accepted for sculptural works and other ‘hard’
infrastructure artworks that are located in the park

The word ‘Wilga’ is a Wiradjuri word meaning “timber that is crooked and twisted,” and may also refer to the Wilga tree (Geijera
parviflora).

Given its proximity to a community centre and Kooringal High School, the park is a popular site of play for local young people.

Wilga Park features a basketball ring, but with the absence of other play equipment, proposals that encourage interaction and
play are encouraged.

Download the Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Submit an application


Site-Specific artwork or performance at FUSION19

Living Communities 2019-20 | $10,000

Wagga Wagga City Council seeks Expressions of Interest from artists working in all forms to create a temporary, site-specific
artwork, performance or intervention that celebrated community spirit and identity during the Fusion Multicultural Street Festival.

Creative proposals are sought by artists willing to delight and energise the 10,000 strong crowd during the Fusion Multicultural
Street Festival on Saturday 19 October 2019.


We’re interested to hear your creative proposals that will:

  • Create wonderment, surprise and delight
  • Involve passers-by in a collaborative process or act
  • Inspire curiosity and engagement across cultures and generations
  • Provoke non-traditional thinking, activate the festival site

Download the Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Submit an application

Frequently Asked Questions

Engaging with Wiradjuri Culture and History

Wagga Wagga City Council welcomes proposals that celebrate the culture and heritage of the traditional custodians of the land, the Wiradjuri people. Proposals of this nature must include appropriate consultation and engagement with Wiradjuri elders.

Council's Aboriginal and Youth Development Officer can provide advice on appropriate forms of consultation and engagement. Contact (02) 6926 9354

You can also read our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols.

Artist Fees

All Expressions of Interest must include a detailed budget that demonstrates all aspects of a proposal, including safety and compliance costs relating to the installation of public artworks.

Artist fees should be calculated in accordance with relevant rate schedules provided by NAVA (or a comparable body), and outlined in your proposal.

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