Just like a watermark, this public artwork project seeks to leave its embedded mark within the urban landscape of the picturesque city of Murray Bridge which lies on the Murray River in South Australia. At the core of the project is a celebration of sense of place and environment, the Indigenous Ngarrindjeri culture and community, and the significance of the Murray River.
Four separate installations make up this public art project and are to reflect the theme of Watermark which draws on the prominence of the Murray River in this region and its impact on the surrounding environment and community.
The Watermark Public Art Project is funded by the Rural City of Murray Bridge and is a collaboration with Country Arts SA.
Watermark Coordinator and Country Arts SA Visual Arts Program Curator, Eleanor Scicchitano said “We are looking for new work that speaks to the community, engages with the environment and contributes to a vibrant arts precinct. The call out is for artists across the country working in any medium, with innovative design and a contemporary bent. The project contributes to the Sixth Street Revitalisation Project, a main precinct in the heart of Murray Bridge.”
With the momentum starting to build in Murray Bridge for public art, the canvas is ready for the next exciting stage.
Artist submission is free and Expressions of Interest may be for a single project or a series of projects. Artists over the age of 18 who are permanent residents are eligible to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are encouraged to apply.
Further information on the project scope can be attained by contacting Eleanor Scicchitano on firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8444 0425. Expressions of interest are due by Wednesday 7 March 2018, with artworks to be launched in September 2018.
Expressions of interest are to be submitted either in person, by mail or electronically (encouraged), by no later
than 5:00 pm (AEST) on Wednesday 7 March 2018, including all support material to:
ATTN: Eleanor Scicchitano
Visual Art Program Curator
SUBJECT LINE: WATERMARK project EOI