EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – PUBLIC ART COMMISSION FOR WATERFRONT PARK
Devonport City Council is pleased to release this Expression of Interest (EOI) to support the commissioning of a new public artwork for our City.
Council wishes to engage suitably experienced artists, with demonstrated community engagement practice, to collaborate with Council’s Public Art Committee and the City of Devonport Lions Club on the creation and delivery of public artwork, to be located within the recently completed Waterfront Park precinct.
Following 62 years of service, the City of Devonport Lions Club held its last meeting on the 24 June 2021. As a part of the Club’s cessation of ongoing activities, they generously donated $50,000 to the Devonport City Council to be kept in trust for the:
“ …future beautification, memorial, or feature in the Waterfront Precinct, to acknowledge the significant contribution the club and all its members have made to Devonport over the years …”
Council is seeking to commission an artwork that acknowledges the Club’s intended purpose, and more broadly celebrates the benefits, outcomes, and cultural value that community volunteerism plays in defining our unique identify as a city and community.
Council will provide an online information session for interested parties, to be held on:
11.30am, Wednesday 18 October
The session will provide the opportunity to answer questions and provide further detail on the project.
The Devonport City Council Public Art Committee will manage the Expression of Interest process.
Artists should familiarise themselves with the Devonport City Council Public Art Policy. The policy includes additional criteria that all Council commissions must adhere.
All recipients are encouraged to distribute the EOI amongst your networks.
Any queries may be directed to Geoff Dobson, Convention & Arts Manager, on 6420 2900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Close 5.00pm (AEST) Friday 3 November
Please email submissions to email@example.com