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Professional Artist - Expression of Interest Opportunity

SPELD Victoria is the peak body for Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia in Victoria. Our services include providing full cognitive and educational diagnostic assessments; workshops for parents, teachers and allied health professionals on how best to support those with SLDs; information and advisory services.   

Having a SLD like dyslexia can be really challenging.  It can also be the hallmark of extraordinary ability. 

Located in the historic Old Tramways building, SPELD’s new home at Donkey Wheel House includes a 3m X 1.8m arched panel in the reception area more recently incorporated into the fabric of the building in more recent years. In addition, there is an existing mural inside the secondary entrance done by Hello Tomato

SPELD Victoria aims to commission an Australian dyslexic / SLD artist to create a fanciful, surprising and fun mural that will complement the heritage nature of the building. In accepting this commission you will become part of SPELD Vic’s story as well as the Donkey Wheel House story. We aim to make a video on the development and implementation of the mural.

How to apply:

Please provide:

  • Your resume including details on prior art commissions, exhibitions, artistic interests and preferred medium (max 3 pages)
  • Something about your life story and how having Dyslexia or another SLD has impacted your life and influenced your art (max 1 page)
  • Your initial response to being asked to create something fanciful, surprising and fun that will represent your SLD journey and complement the heritage nature of the building; and be appealing to all ages.
  • Your expectations of remuneration
  • Your availability
  • Two referees

Your Expression of Interest can be sent to: subject line: EOI Mural by cob 10/7/17.

If you wish to discuss this prior to submitting an EOI, please send an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Site visit is welcomed, please contact us prior to schedule an appointment.


Friday 16 June, 2017
Monday 10 July, 2017
SPELD Victoria
Venue Address
Donkey Wheel House, Level 3, 673 Bourke St Melbourne 3000

Melbourne, Melbourne

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