Public Art Opportunities
Ageless Oura by John Wood. Murrumbidgee River, Oura Beach. Photo Matt Beaver
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
Call for Local Artists - Wilga Park Mural Project
Over 10 weeks in 2019, 10 students at the Riverina Community College and their artist-facilitator teacher will collaborate with a professional muralist to undertake the creative development of a new mural, which will beautify the neighbourhood around Wilga Park and celebrate the strengths of the local community. These students, who are undertaking a life skills program, will lead the consultation and events, and feed back the stories, themes and ideas that will inform and inspire the muralist’s work.
We are looking for a mural artist living within the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area with experience working with members of the community who can:
- Design and paint a 21 x 4.5m mural in a neighbourhood park in the suburb of Kooringal, Wagga Wagga, which draws on the community’s strengths, spirit and stories.
- Work collaboratively through fortnightly meetings with a Wagga-based artist-facilitator and their students over up to 10 weeks preceding the installation. The artist-facilitator and their 10 students will lead consultation with residents, school students and community groups in the area as the artwork concept is developed.
- Run a hands-on workshop for the 10 RCC students that contributes to the project in some way (whether through applying paint elements, or some other meaningful contribution).
- Attend a street party/launch of the artwork with community members on completion of the mural
It is envisaged the 10 week community consultation phase will begin in early August 2019, with the mural likely to be painted during the Spring school holidays (Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October).
The Wilga Park Mural Project is coordinated through a partnership between Family and Community Services (FACS), Mission Australia, Wagga Wagga City Council, PCYC, the Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga and the Riverina Community College.
Applications can be submitted until 10am EST, Monday 24 June 2019
Download the application guidelines for more information.
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.
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.
Cultural Officer, Wagga Wagga City Council
p: 1300 292 442