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EOI | Public Artists and Sculptors for the Commissioning or Purchase of an Artwork

The Hay Light Horse War Memorial Association (HLHWMA) is seeking expressions of interest from public artists and sculptors who are resident Australians, for the commissioning or purchase of a sculptural work. The HLHWMA is a not for profit organisation formed in 2012 to raise funds to place a memorial to honour the contribution from the light horse men and their horses in WWI.

 

Approach

HLHWMA seeks a sculptural work of robust, maintenance minimal and safe construction materials for placement in an outdoor location in Hay.

Installation of the sculpture is programmed to occur in September/early October 2017.

The work can either be commissioned or directly purchased from a sculptor if already complete and compatible with the theme outlined hereunder.

The theme of the sculpture should be based around a military horse and light horseman and evoke the notion of remembrance and reverence to acknowledge the contribution the men and horses from the Hay and district area made to World War I and the ANZAC’s role at Gallipoli and the Battle of Beersheba. An ethos of pride, courage and determination should be enveloped in the nature of the work.  As well, the sculpture may have some reference to the Hay district through visual elements or materials that might suggest the plains, sunset, river, or local flora.

 

Specifications

The work should be no larger than 3m (height) and 5m (length).

The work also must be able to be transported with ease to the site.

Materials used in the artwork should not break down easily or produce dust or residue. Materials should be constructed of all-weather materials, be robust, relatively maintenance free and be easily cleaned and/or repaired if required.

There should be no moving parts and no water used as part of the sculpture.

It is expected that the artwork will have a permanent life span requiring minimal or no maintenance from the date of handover of the work.

 

Installation

The budget for installing the work will be considered during the selection process.

The artist will be required to provide details on the weight and base depth of the sculpture and provide a guide for assistance for installation if required.

The HLHWMA Committee are offering up to $40,000. The fee includes all expenses incurred by the artist in the planning, design, construction, travel and accommodation, transport insurance, installation fixings, storage and freight/transporting of the work to the site

The Selection process requires artists to respond to the EOI by providing evidence of their understanding of the artistic brief and presenting evidence of professional capability and experience in creating public art.

 

Interested artists for the commission should:

 

Or, for purchase:

 

Expressions of interest close 5pm Wednesday August 31 2016.

Address for Sending Expressions of Interest (by post or email):

The Secretary
HLHWMA
456 Church St
HAY NSW 2711

For further information please contact Krista Schade on kristaschade@live.com.au or 0406 624 447.