City of Ballarat - Public Art

Temporary Public Artwork in Ballarat

The City of Ballarat commissions artists to create temporary public artworks annually on a wall in Alfred Deakin Place, Ballarat.  The artwork will feature on a prominent site near the Art Gallery of Ballarat Annex. Currently a destination for art lovers and students from Federation University’s Arts Academy, Alfred Deakin Place is actively being programmed as a space for new and innovative, contemporary public art.

A temporary public artwork wall in Alfred Deakin Place provides visitors to the area with shifting artwork experiences. The artworks change annually. Through this project, the City of Ballarat delivers on key principles in Ballarat’s Creative City Strategy to integrate art into public space in the city, enhance visitor experiences and provide creative industries practitioners opportunities for sustainable practice in Ballarat.  

  • The artwork is expected to have a material lifespan of a minimum of one year (12 months) minimum
  • The scale is 10 m long and 2.8 high
  • A sum of $500 will be paid to each shortlisted artist for the creation of their high-level concepts.

  • A sum of $8,500 will be paid to the commissioned artist.  This amount will cover all aspects of the development, fabrication, transport and installation of the work.

  • The selected Artist must make themselves available for site meetings (up to 3), media/photo calls (up to 3) and any planned launch event, COVID restrictions dependent.

  • Artists must hold current Public Liability Insurance to $20M to carry out the commission and complete Health and Safety inductions to work on the commission site.            


    Download the full brief at


    Kate Gerritsen

    Public Art Co-Ordinator, City of Ballarat

    M: 0429 942 076


Monday 27 July, 2020
Friday 21 August, 2020
Alfred Deakin Place
Venue Address
Po Box 655

Victoria , Ballarat

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