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Whitsunday Coast Airport Indigenous Art Competition

An exciting opportunity exists for Indigenous Australian artists to have their artwork displayed permanently on the Whitsunday Coast Airport’s new terminal building. The $15 million terminal expansion project is well underway and expected to be completed by December this year.
Whitsunday Regional Council is asking for entrants to provide a design idea for a wall mural on the outside of the terminal building. The artwork will become a distinguishing feature at the entrance to the building, which welcomes thousands of international and domestic tourists who visit the Whitsunday Islands and the mainland every year. Council is looking for an artwork which would encompass and capture the Whitsunday region, with a reef, water, sand and aquatic animal theme.
This will be a rare opportunity for an Indigenous Australian artist to receive international exposure. The winning artist will also be invited to the terminal expansion opening event in December, to reveal and showcase their completed artwork.
All entrants will be assessed by a committee of Council staff and in consultation with local Traditional Owners. The successful artist would receive $10,000 prize money, and the winner will be announced in mid-September. The successful artist will be asked to complete their artwork by December 2018, in time for the opening of the new terminal.
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