Trail of Lights Festival

Seeking ideas for site responsive temporary illuminated installations

Artist Call Out 

1) Feature Installations

Four professional artists have been invited to create site-responsive temporary illuminated feature installations for Trail of Lights Festival. Spread across multiple sites, embracing the Trail of Lights route, the installations will illuminate buildings, a heritage listed viaduct, The Federation Trail, and the living world of the Skeleton Creek.

2) Spotlight Installations

We are seeking ideas for large or small scale, site responsive and temporary illuminated installations that will appeal to a wide demographic and can be displayed outdoors. 

How to apply 

1) Read and download the artist call out and curatorial framework here 

2) Look at the festival site map and consider the 5 x site responsive creative briefs at $1500 here 

3) Complete the online application form here    

Key Dates

05.07.2019 Expression of interest open

26.07.2019 Expression of interest close

01.08.2019 Successful artists notified

05.08.2019 Site walks with the curatorial team

15.08.2019 Site testing

19.09.2019 Site access for installing works

20.07.2019 Festival launch event

Speak to us

Please contact the festival Creative Producer Lee Ramseyer Bache on lee@trailoflights.org.au or 0426 288 453

Please note

You must live, work, or reside in the City of Wyndham apply for the above Spotlight commissions. 

3) Open Air Gallery

This callout is open and anyone and everyone to submit their photos, videos, or artworks for public exhibition via projection. If selected your work will be exhibited along the Federation Trail.  

Prizes: 5 x $500

Equipment: Screened via Projector Bike

Medium: Photos, videos, or video artworks.

File type: Jpeg, png, psd, tiff, Mp4, Mov

How to apply 

1) Look at the Open Air Gallery site map here to see where your work will be exhibited

2) Submit your work here    

Speak to us

Please contact the festival Creative Producer Lee Ramseyer Bache on lee@trailoflights.org.au or 0426 288 453

Please note

Anyone can submit work for the Open Air gallery.  

Curatorial Framework

The artistic direction of the festival is informed by the curatorial framework. This is composed of our curatorial statement and community story.

Curatorial Statement

Wisdom begins in wonder,’ Socrates.

In listening to the wonder of the living world more deeply, perhaps – collectively - we can better move forward with the stories that matter.

Re-routing the way we tell our histories - through making inclusive choices to create a more complete and encompassing picture- hints at processes of ecological reconciliation. Our communities diversity reflects the diversity of the unique living world we inhabit; the Western Victoria volcanic plains.

Our 2019 prompt for you is to sculpt a place where wonder weaves wisdom from the vastness of it all.    

Community Story

The Williams Landing and Truganina community is young, diverse, highly educated and evolving. Our community is new, less than 10 years old and the majority of our residents did not grow up in the Wyndham area.

We have a very high proportion of young children. Forecast.id estimates that in 2019, 18% of our population is aged 9 years or younger, well above the Victorian average of 12.5%.    

Our growth has been driven by new arrivals to the Wyndham area, from across Australia and across the global. The 2016 census reveals that only 38.6% of us were born in Australia, well below the Victorian average 64.9%.

This has resulted in our community being extremely diverse. Our residents come from many backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities and religions. Williams Landing has the highest portion of Hindi speakers in Australia and Al-Tawa College, Victoria’s largest Islamic college, is less than 1km from the event location. .



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Starts
Friday 5 July, 2019
Ends
Friday 26 July, 2019
Venue
Arndell Park Community Centre
Venue Address
29-49 Federation Blvd, Truganina VIC 3029
Location

Melbourne, , Truganina

Website
Trail of Lights Festival (opens in new window)
Category
Call for Artists