Brimbank City Council

CALL OUT: William Barak Memorial Plaque Redevelopment - Up to $40,000 + GST

Project Description

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.

Requirements

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.

Budget

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.

Selection Criteria

    • 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.

Contact

Direct enquiries to our Visual and Public Art Officer on 9249 4612 or MichaelS@brimbank.vic.gov.au.

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Starts
Friday 8 March, 2019
Ends
Sunday 31 March, 2019
Venue
Brimbank City Council
Venue Address
PO Box 70, Sunshine
Location

Melbourne, Sunshine North

Website
Brimbank City Council (opens in new window)
Category
Call for Artists