Bankstown Arts Centre is seeking artists to develop new temporary artworks exploring the concept of Urban Growth to be showcased at a culminating event GROW on 9 December 2017.
Sydney’s population is growing and Canterbury- Bankstown area is forecast to increase by 200,000 people in the next 20 years. Major redevelopment strategies are being planned across Sydney to accommodate this growth and address the needs of the communities such as open spaces, community spaces, infrastructure, employment, transport and housing.
Artists proposals should address the concept of GROW - to explore and examine issues of urban growth in the Bankstown CBD including:
· urban growth needs
· urban biodiversity
· environmental sustainability
· Western Sydney’s heat island
· renewable energies and alternate technologies
· community connections
We invite proposals from artists who work in a range of mediums: photography, video, sculpture, new media, sound, mural painting, writing, installation, digital art and design to develop temporary site specific work. The use of innovative materials including environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly material is encouraged where possible.
Up to six artists or artist groups will be picked to develop new site specific works or adapt existing work for one of six opportunities. Artists living or working in Western Sydney are encouraged to apply.
The paved forecourt and foyer of Bankstown Art Centre is suitable for roving temporary & mobile interactive works.
The Internal Courtyard of Bankstown Art Centre is large outdoor grassed area suitable for temporary installations
3. IMAGINE WALL
A large outdoor wall (dimensions 20m L x 2.4m H) at Bankstown Art Centre suitable for mural and street art
4. BUS STOP GALLERY
20 x A2 public frames installed at Bankstown Bus Stop Interchange. Suitable for text base work, graphic, digital art, photographs
5. WINDOW VITRINE
Three large window vitrine suitable for installations, sculpture, ceramics etc. Limited plinths available
6. OLYMPIC PARADE TREES/LAWN
Is a large tree lined outdoor grassed area outside the Art Centre. It is suitable for temporary installations on the lawn or trees.
• Closing Date for Expressions of Interest: 27 September midnight 2017
• Artist briefing meeting and site visit: 4 October 2017
• Installation: 7 - 8 December 2017
• GROW Art and Ecology showcase: 9 December 2017
• De-installation: 11 December 2017*
The budget allocated towards each opportunity is $3000.This budget includes the total costs of the project, including the artist’s fee, materials, installation and de-installation costs.
The application form and further details can be viewed by clicking here
Expression of Interest must be submitted by 27 September 2017 midnight to:
Stephanie Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org