Calling All Public Art Sculptors / Designers

Two great opportunities at the moment

leeton

Leeton Council and Western Riverina Arts are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists, designers or engineers (individuals or project teams) to design and create 5 public artworks. The pieces will be used as Heritage Interpretative Stations in the villages of Yanco and Whitton and the town of Leeton. Artists will be paid up to $15,000 for each commissioned artwork and artists can apply to design and create either one or multiple works.

The Lyrics, Landscapes and Lintels project has been funded by The Heritage Near Me Heritage Activation Grants and each artwork will be paired with a sign telling a brief heritage story. The Expression of Interest documentation lists a number of heritage stories and ideas that artists may choose to explore in their works.

Expressions of Interest for the project are OPEN NOW and will close 31 July. Full details and the expression of interest can be found at

Lyrics-Landscapes-Lintels-EOI-Revised-Template-24-May.pdf

murrayarts

The Greater Hume Shire Council in partnership with the Headlie Taylor Header Museum and Murray Arts proposes to commission a significant public artwork in front of the Headlie Taylor Header Museum within the Henty Bicentennial Park, NSW.

Years of fundraising has secured funds from various Philanthropic and Government sources to commemorate the local agricultural engineer Headlie Taylor and recognise the historical contribution he made to agriculture. He is one of Australia’s greatest inventors in the field of agricultural machinery. This farmer’s son, who left school at the age of 14, developed the header harvester and laid the foundation of mechanical harvesting of grain which was adopted in Australia and throughout the world. The header harvester was developed in a farm blacksmith shop at Henty in southern NSW at a time when the young nation of Australia was patriotically finding its identity.

Dependant on materials used and size of the work, the budget for the successful sculpture will be between $20,000 and $85,000 (GST excluded).

Follow the link below to the full artist brief.

headlie-taylor-header-sculpture-eo.pdf