We're inviting Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for the redevelopment of the William Barak Memorial Plaque. It's envisaged that the re-designed public artwork or plaque will contain picture and text or script that identifies the locality as being a significant Aboriginal site.
Life of the Work
The artwork will be on permanent display and must be capable of lasting in good condition outdoors with minimum maintenance. A graffiti proof coating will be applied at the completion of the work, as appropriate.
You'll need to:
- Involve Council and other stakeholders in the design, costing, and installation of the artwork. These may include: Public Space Coordinator, Urban Design Coordinator, Arts and Culture Coordinator, Visual and Public Art Officer;
- Liaise with the Wurundjeri Tribe Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Incorporated for approval of project design once agreed by the Project Control Group (PCG);
- Consider risk management and assessment issues (eg. Public Liability, Job Safety Analysis and insurance);
- Manage creation and installation schedule in liaison with site stakeholders.
We welcomes applications up to $40,000 plus GST. The budget covers all costs involved to realise the proposed artwork, excluding graffiti coating for the final artwork.
This budget is to include but not limited to:
- Design and materials
- All artist fees including sub-contractors
- Technical consulting advice
- Engineering (ie. Structural/electrical etc.), if required
- Preparation of the site
- Fabrication, transport and installation, if required
- Insurances (public liability - $10 million, work in transit, work in progress)
- Artist travel and accommodation costs, if required
- Installation costs (all labour and associated trades), if required
- Physical installation of artwork costs (cranes, equipment hire), if required
- Costs involved in maintenance manual preparation
- Traffic management, if required.
The successful artist will receive instalments of a fixed sum at agreed project milestones to cover all costs associated with the artwork completion. For all work 15% of the budget is held as a final payment once the works are fully completed.
- Artistic Merit
- Appropriateness of concept to the site.
- Quality and originality of the concept.
- Understanding of contemporary art practice.
- Consideration of, and response to, the project objectives and brief.
- Viewer experience.
- Artist Qualifications and Experience
- A history of making similar Indigenous artworks.
- Experience in collaborating with Indigenous community and organisations.
- Demonstrated ability to produce work of technical skill and strong aesthetic content.
- Ability to produce work that is technically sound, of safe design, with minimal public risk.
- A well-articulated budget.
- Achievable within the available timeframe.
Direct enquiries to our Visual and Public Art Officer on 9249 4612 or MichaelS@brimbank.vic.gov.au.