Public Art Applications

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) FROM ARTISTS - parramatta square public art projects

Dates

  • Applications open: Monday 5 August 2019
  • Applications deadline: Friday 15 November 2019

Overview

The City of Parramatta invites artists and artist teams residing both domestically and internationally to submit their qualifications to be considered for the Parramatta Square Public Art Projects.

This opportunity is for two large-scale sculptures in the Parramatta Square public domain, which is currently under construction.

Project Background

The City of Parramatta embraces what was, is, and always will be Aboriginal Country. Parramatta has been home to the Darug people for over 60,000 years and we support and value the continuing connection this community maintains to Country. Parramatta is an ancient place of knowledge, ceremony, farming and trade. We recognise it as a place of shared and challenging histories: a place of early contact and colonisation, the site of resistance and sustained frontier wars. The Darug people are the traditional custodians of the site known today as Parramatta Square.

Parramatta Square will be the civic and commercial heart of the City of Parramatta. It will be the central public domain space and the civic seat of government for the City of Parramatta local government area. Parramatta Square’s public domain will be a lively and engaging connection between the world-class buildings that surround it. It will also be an important gathering place, destination, and transit area for the many people who move through Parramatta on a daily basis.

With an overall footprint slightly greater in size than Martin Place in the Sydney CBD and Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD, Parramatta Square will provide the City with a significant public space, framed by heritage buildings, the vertical campus of Western Sydney University, and a suite of architecturally designed commercial office towers. Parramatta Square is situated at the very heart of the City’s central business district and adjacent to Parramatta’s transport rail and bus interchange and the future Parramatta Light Rail line.

Project Budget

The budget for each of the artworks is approximately $2.2 million (AUD) inclusive of all artist's fees, as well as associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation, and installation.

How to Apply

For more information, see the Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Artists.

To apply, please complete the online application form on the Smarty Grants website.

Contact

Justine Topfer
City of Parramatta, Senior Officer Public Art
jtopfer@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
(02) 9806 5849