Expressions of Interest - Public Art
CALLING ALL ARTISTS WITH EXPERTISE IN PUBLIC ART
KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY IN MENTONE
Kingston City Council has commenced construction of a public piazza in the historic Triangle Site in Mentone as part of the Mentone Renaissance Project. The piazza is designed to improve the public amenities and create a gathering space for residents, visitors and local traders in the area. The total cost of the project, which also includes streetscape improvements in Mentone Parade, is estimated at $3.4 million.
The project is the focal point of the Mentone Renaissance Project following a series of road network improvements to create a safe and more pedestrian-friendly environment that supports a vibrant activity centre and its community.
Urban Initiatives have designed the Mentone Community Piazza. Kingston Council has appointed CDN Contractors to build this exciting new open space with works commencing on Monday 12 November 2018 and scheduled for completion in mid-2019.
Kingston City Council invites suitably qualified artists to submit Expressions of Interest for the development of a permanent public artwork to be located within the new Community Piazza in Mentone. This project aims to create a permanent artwork that is reflective of, and valued by, both residents of Mentone and the community across Kingston.
To view all the details of the Mentone Public Art Commission please download the brief (1012KB).
Expressions of interest close 5pm January 11 2019
Enquiries should be directed to:
Arts & Cultural Development Project Officer
P: 9556 4447
Please note from the 24 December - 14 January all public art enquiries must be directed to Marica Ferguson on 9556 4457 or via email marcia.Ferguson@kingston.vic.gov.au
Further Public Art Opportunities
The City of Kingston is looking to strengthen its ties with artists experienced in delivering large-scale public artworks, as well as artists with an interest in engaging the local community and who have a connection to the area. Consenting artists' details will be included in an information pack that will be passed onto private developers applying for a planning permits within the municipality, in the aim of fostering more public art commission within the City of Kingston.
Interested artists are encouraged to email through a copy of their professional biography and examples of at least three public artwork commissions you have completed in the last five years to Victoria O’Shea, Arts and Cultural Project Officer.