Public Art Commission | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists04.01.2016
In 2016, Wagga Wagga NAIDOC Committee working with the City of Wagga Wagga’s Public Art Advisory Panel (PAAP) would like to add a further element to NAIDOC celebrations by commissioning an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist, working independently or in a collaboration to create an ephemeral artistic response which will be part of the program of NAIDOC events for the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area (LGA).
All art forms are eligible for consideration – this is an opportunity to be experimental and creative. You could make a giant temporary sculpture, you could bring a choreographer to create a performance piece especially for NAIDOC, you could make a short film to be screened in NAIDOC Week, you could create a piece of theatre – you
can suggest anything you like. It is strongly suggested you contact the Cultural Officer to discuss your idea.
- The work is to be site specific
- It is of paramount importance that artists strictly observe cultural protocols throughout the entire process.
- Artists are encouraged to consult with the Local Aboriginal Land Council, Elders and relevant cultural authorities. For more information, please contact Wagga Wagga City Council’s Aboriginal & Youth Community Development Officer, Ashleigh Pengelly on 6926 9358..
- Embraces cultural diversity and community harmony
- Suitable for all ages
- Artists must have public liability for up to $20 million
- In honour of reconciliation, non-indigenous artists are welcome as part of collaborations, however the lead artist must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander currently residing in the Wagga Wagga Local Government area.
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Budget: up to $10 000 ex. GST
Applications close: Midnight EDST Sunday 24 January 2016
- 1300 292 442