Baw Baw Shire Council was pleased to call for expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified visual artists or collectives to create integrated public artwork to complement the environment and tell the stories of local resilience and recovery.
Expressions of Interest for this project closed at 11:59pm, Thursday 15 June 2023.
Council recognises the value and impact of arts and culture in our community. Council’s role is to invest in arts and culture, providing infrastructure, services, events, and experiences which support the development of a vibrant, sustainable arts and culture sector.
The resilience artwork aims to build community identity and pride, it will create a centrepiece to allow community members to reflect and build greater relationships after significant emergency events.
The artwork will provide 3 impressive murals that are interesting, eye-catching, colourful, vibrant, that sit beautifully in the landscape, and are engaging for community and visitors.
You can find more information about the project below.
A fee of $65,000 will be paid to the project artist to complete the work.
50% will be paid on the commencement and the remaining 50% to be paid on completion.
This fee covers all associated materials used for the project.
Expression of Interest for this project close on Thursday 15 June 2023.
The successful design and artist will be notified no later than Friday 7 July 2023.
The project itself will commence from the signing and acceptance of the terms of this brief and contract with the successful artist. The project is to be undertaken and completed between July and August 2023.
It is intended that the murals will be fully completed by Thursday 31 August 2023.
If you have any questions or enquiries about the expression of interest process, please contact Council's Recovery Officer, Pauline Zuidema via email or by calling 5624 2411.
Artists/Collectives are encouraged to apply with a proposed concept design for the locations. We do not necessarily expect fully realised designs at this stage but would like to get an idea of what you plan to do, why you plan to do it and your experience in similar public art projects. Full designs will be developed once the artist has been selected and must be approved before work commences.
Your submission will require:
Written response to project brief (maximum of 500 words).
Design ideas for proposed artwork (digital image: photoshop or sketches); please note you can supply up to three design ideas for each location.
Submit between 5 to 10 images that demonstrate your experience and style of work.
A description of your involvement in at least one similar project, especially noting previous experience of community engagement
Copy of current public liability insurance certification. (Note: submission will be accepted if this is not currently available but will be required prior to signing of the contract if your proposal is selected.)
Curriculum vitae and contact details.
Two referees contact details, relating to previous projects.
Baw Baw Shire Council encourages all artists/collectives eligible to work in Australia and who have a current ABN to apply for this EOI.
Artists/collectives must have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council.
Submissions must be received no later than Friday 16 June 2023.
Responses will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.
Submissions will be evaluated against the following criteria:
Artistic merit, integrity, and creativity of proposal
Experience and skill demonstrated in previous public art/mural projects.
Appropriateness of design to the site and themes
Feasibility of proposal (whether the work can realistically be completed within the timeframe and budget)
Connection to Baw Baw Shire community
The successful project and artists/s will be notified no later than Friday 7 July 2023.
For this building 2 large canvases to be painted and fixed to the outer north and west walls.
The design detail will be for the chosen artist to determine.
The intended lifespan of the murals is two to five years; the minimum projected life-span is two years.
However, Council reserves the right to re-paint or remove the work in the future. Council will consult the artist/s where possible prior to removing the artwork and ensure it is appropriately documented.
The medium used should be permanent, weather resistant and withstand a minimum of five years.
The artwork will be coated in anti-graffiti coating, applied by the artist.
In the case of significant damage or vandalism, including partial demolition, Council will determine the course of action in consultation with the artist where possible. Maintenance of the artwork will be managed by Council.
The artist will ensure all workmanship is of high quality and materials used suitable to ensure durability for the environment in which the piece is sited.
The artist will retain copyright of the work and in any designs created under this Agreement.
The artist agrees to permit Council to publish reproductions of the work for any non-commercial purpose, including Council printed materials, tourist information, promotional posters, catalogues, social media and documentary photography and film.
Council will acknowledge the Artist or Collective as the creator of the work in Council publications in which the works are included.
The Shire will be responsible for arranging media coverage (promotion, media, signage etc.)
The selected artist is required to prepare and submit a risk assessment document prior to commencing any works. This risk assessment shall be used to record and identify the risks foreseen and risk control methods to be employed by the artist.
Also prior to the commencement of works the artist is required to provide Council with a certificate of currency for public liability insurance for a minimum coverage of $20,000,000.
Prior to the commencement of any works the artist shall also submit a health and safety plan for approval, specific to the works. The plan shall consider and respond to the specific occupational health and safety hazards and issues relevant to the works and document the systems and methods to be implemented to manage such hazards.
Council has a Public Arts Policy and Implementation Plan which contains further detail regarding matters such as decommissioning, maintenance etc.
If you have any questions or enquiries about the expression of interest process, please contact Council's Recovery Officer, Pauline Zuidema via email or by calling 5624 2592.