Brimbank,
16
October
2017
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02:36
Australia/Melbourne

Art to Celebrate Aboriginal Culture at Sunvale

Summary

We're seeking artists to create an exciting new public artwork celebrating Indigenous culture as part of the new Sunvale Community Park – due to open in early 2018.

Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch said Council was seeking expressions of interest from artists to create a single or multiple artworks as part of the park’s planned circuit path.

“Creating an indigenously-themed circuit path was one of the many wonderful ideas for this park that was suggested by our community,” Cr Hedditch said.

“Council has worked closely with the community to plan and build a high-quality park with wonderful green spaces and facilities – we want to add to this with a significant artwork that celebrates the traditional owners of this land.

“We’re seeking an artist to create a permanent artwork that promotes greater understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal cultural heritage.”

Expressions of interest are open to Indigenous artists and artists working in consultation with Indigenous communities.

Expressions of interest a two stage process

Four shortlisted artists will each receive $2000 to develop concepts for presentation to the Project Selection Panel which will make a recommendation as to the awarding of the commission. The total project cost will be $120,000.

  • Initial expressions of interest close on Friday 1 December 2017, at 12noon.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit final concepts by Monday 19 February 2018, with the artwork to be installed in late 2018.

Construction of the park began in June this year with works expected to finish in early 2018.

The high quality park will include a number of exciting features including:

  • a multi-purpose skateable space
  • basketball half court
  • dedicated play spaces
  • a large green ‘kick a ball’ space
  • exercise equipment
  • an edible garden and much more.

All existing trees will be kept and new large shade trees will be planted.

There is still time to have your say on the proposed name of the park – Sunvale Community Park – visit our Have Your Say page or drop in to your nearest Customer Service Centre before Thursday 26 October 2017.