Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artist-led teams are invited to send their proposals for ‘welcome murals’ at the City of Sydney’s early learning centres.
The artworks will recognise the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and help promote reconciliation and inclusion.
“The welcome murals will be a visible reminder for everyone in our community that our early childhood centres are inclusive and welcoming to all children,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“Children at our centres will be delighted by the new artworks when they attend the centre and the artworks will help reinforce the lessons taught by our educators about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.”
The murals will be placed at the outdoor entries of four early childhood centres: Hilda Booler Kindergarten and Broughton Street Kindergarten in Glebe, Redfern Occasional Child Care Centre in Redfern, and Alexandria Child Care Centre in Alexandria.
The City is looking for contemporary artwork proposals that share and interweave stories of past and present with the hopes and aspirations of young Aboriginal people today.
Selected artists will collaborate with the centre, its children and families,and the wider community to create an artwork that carries meaning for the local community.
Two information sessions for artists interested in taking part will take place:
- Wednesday 9 October 5.30 - 6.30pm
- Wednesday 16 October 10 - 11am
Pine Street Creative Centre, 1/64 Pine Street, Chippendale (please register at firstname.lastname@example.org)
The artist brief and online application form can be found at this link.
Applications open Monday 23 September and close at midnight on Wednesday 30 October.
Enquiries can be emailed to email@example.com