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Temporary Public Art Commissions - Sydney Olympic Park

The Authority is seeking proposals from artists for the creation of new temporary public artworks for display in defined public domain areas at Sydney Olympic Park.  The following sites have been identified as the most suitable potential locations for these proposals –

  • Yulang – public square in western zone of Town Centre

  • New pedestrian tunnel (a new pedestrian underpass linking the Town Centre to Bicentennial Park)

  • Jacaranda Square – public park in eastern zone of Town Centre

  • Pullman Hotel Eastern façade (large format digital projection facility  in eastern zone of Town Centre)

See https://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/Things-to-Do/Public-Art for a full brief.

 

These locations are in the ‘high traffic’ public domain areas of the Park. Submissions for alternative locations will only be considered if they can present a compelling case with regard to the project’s fit with the proposed location and guarantee access to a significant audience.

Applicants should read the brief thoroughly, familiarise themselves with the above locations and be sure to take into account potential conflicts of use and issues concerning public safety and amenity before submitting proposals.  Projects that will cause a serious impediment to vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic flows will not be considered.   Additionally, projects that impinge upon non-public domain freehold or leasehold property will be considered ineligible.

Artists are free to choose the media, themes and content for the work, and are invited to engage with the chosen site in a physical, architectural, philosophical, geographical, political or any other relevant sense in developing their concepts, e.g. historical, environmental and social dimensions, notions of human movement, site interpretation, the Olympics, the nature/culture nexus, direction, space and scale may also inform works.

The final selections will be submitted for endorsement by the Sydney Olympic Park Executive.

Project budgets should not exceed $20,000 + GST.  Projects costing more than this will only be considered if they present a compelling fit with the selection criteria for this program.  Projects costing less than this that satisfy the criteria will obviously be viewed favourably.

All enquiries to Tony Nesbitt, Manager, Arts Programming, 9714 7110 tony.nesbitt@sopa.nsw.gov.au

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Starts
Monday 5 February, 2018
Ends
Friday 16 March, 2018
Venue
Sydney Olympic Park
Venue Address
8 Australia Avenue Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Location

New South Wales, Sydney

Website
Sydney Olympic Park Authority (opens in new window)
Category
Call for Artists
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