The City of Ballarat is looking for an artist to create a public artwork to be inspired by the local history of Wendouree West. The work will feature at the Wendouree West Recreation Reserve which is currently undergoing a re-development to include a new playground, community hub, CCTV and lighting, signage, pathway and tree works.
The public art project is part of the Wendouree West Recreation Reserve Masterplan aimed at further developing facilities in the area, and increasing the number of reserve users.
The artwork will be located within close proximity to new playground facilities, and will promote positive stories about Wendouree West to locals and the wider community.
The City of Ballarat has been successful in receiving funding from the Department of Justice and Regulation for this project. Artists will be paid to develop concepts for the project and the final design will be commissioned for $15,000.
The Wendouree West Neighbourhood Centre and local historians will also work closely with artists and the City of Ballarat on the project.
Interested artists will need to have experience in public art practice and working with community heritage themes. For more information on the application process email City of Ballarat Public Art Co-Ordinator Kate Gerritsen at email@example.com
Applications close Thursday 27 September 2017