Yarra City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from artists to create innovative new site-specific works for temporary exhibition in Edinburgh Gardens.
A large and popular park located in North Fitzroy, Edinburgh Gardens is bounded by Brunswick Street and St Georges Road to the west, Alfred Crescent to the north and east, and Freeman Street to the south.
A large, empty plinth standing in the centre of a circular garden bed in the gardens, was erected in 1901 as the base for a wooden statue of Queen Victoria which only stood watch over the gardens for a very short while before going missing. The statue was never replaced and the plinth has stood strangely bare in the park for over a century.
Throughout 2013 and 2014 the plinth was adorned again, this time with a series of artworks by contemporary artists and curated by Plinth Projects. In 2015, a pop-up artwork was mounted on the pedestal as part of Globelight’s Garden of Light for New Year’s Eve.
The City of Yarra seeks Expressions of Interest from artists to create a new work for this site that will be exhibited on the Plinth for 18 months from 2017 to 2019.
To be eligible, artists must currently live, study or practice in Victoria.