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.


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.

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.


Direct enquiries to our Visual and Public Art Officer on 9249 4612 or


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

Melbourne, Sunshine North

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