The purpose of the project is to create an attractive entrance statement to the new Glass House Mountains Trailhead and improve the visual amenity of the Beerburrum Township. The thematic vision for the artwork would be a time line of history from geological formation, through Traditional Owner & European history and into the present. The work would be a contemporary interpretation of the history rather than a literal representation. Artists are requested to consider the natural colours of the Glass House region in the design development. The successful artist will be required to work collaboratively with council and with key stakeholders in the community to generate the concept, ensuring relevant histories and imagery is used as a reference.
Key Stakeholders include:
- Beerburrum State School
- Beerburrum School of Arts
- Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network
- Celebrate Glasshouse Country
- Traditional Owners
Sunshine Coast Council is seeking expressions of interest from experienced artists for a new entrance statement in Beerburrum. Proposals will be between $30,000 to $50,000, including extensive community consultation and planning. All paint, materials, equipment and travel must be supplied by the artists within their proposal.
Interested artists will need to show evidence of effectively engaging with community groups and traditional owners in creative public projects. Successful artists will be notified by May 31st 2019. Works will need to be completed no later than 31st August 2019, commencing from July 2019 with community engagement commencing prior to July 2019.
The artwork will be painted on 18 square 250mm bollards, preinstalled and positioned at different angles to allow for visual elements to be viewed from different directions. All four sides must become part of the finished work.
Council encourages creative collaborators and individual artists to submit their expressions of interest.
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