Exciting art opportunities for regional artists
28 September 2020
Murrumbidgee Council currently has three exciting art opportunities in the pipeline and is calling on regional artists to take part.
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said we are currently calling for Expressions of Interest from experienced artists for the concept development, design and production of three public art projects across our area.
Cr McRae said the projects are all based around the revitalisation of our towns and we believe these projects will add colour, vibrancy and character to our townships.
“The artworks will also play a key role in publicly celebrating our rich history and culture,” she said.
The three projects are:
1. Jerilderie Swimming Pool Mural: this project is part of the Council’s Revitalisation Project with grant funding from the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme – Extension. The key themes that have been identified are water, sport and recreation, environment (including native flora and fauna) and community. The mural will be painted on the wall of the Pool treatment plant building which faces Jerilderie Street.
2. Darlington Point Wiradjuri Walk Mural: this mural is part of the Wiradjuri Walk project, funded through the NSW Government’s Shared Spaces program. It will be located in the vicinity of Figtree Park in Darlington Point. The principal objective of the mural is to create a visually arresting artwork that will entice motorists and pedestrians to explore the north and south river connections and also to socially engage at spaces such as Figtree Park, Murrumbidgee River riparian area and levee, as well as the Goanna Track, Caravan Park and Lions Park. The mural is to have an aboriginal theme or an associated impression which is acceptable to both the local Waddi people as well as the broader community
3. Darlington Point Wiradjuri Walk Painting: this is also part of the Wiradjuri Walk project, funded through the NSW Government’s Shared Spaces program. It will be erected on the levee above Figtree Park. The principal objective is to create a painting based around a locally historical theme, historical event or physical feature with an interesting story. There will be a story board next to the painting.
Eligible artists or organisations are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest by email to email@example.com before 3.00 pm Friday 13 November 2020.
More information is available on Council’s website at www.murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au.
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