Sydney Metro Public Art Program
Since 2018, Create NSW has been working in partnership with Sydney Metro to commission artworks for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest lines.
This collaboration involves working across government, public art governance, providing advice and marketing and promotional support.
The partnership provides:
- bold and exciting arts
- culture that engages the community
- supports innovation
- facilitates economic development and
- reflects the state’s rich diversity.
For more information regarding the commissioned public art please click here.
Sydney Metro Public Art EOI
Create NSW and Sydney Metro are calling for artists to register their interest to develop nine new public art commissions for stations and public places on the new Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to Sydney’s new metro railway, and growing communities, leaving a lasting impression on visitors and locals alike.
Public art in station contexts is a highly specialised field which requires a unique skill set. Create NSW and Sydney Metro welcome experienced public artists, collaborations and team-based applications to realise impactful permanent public art that connects to place and culture and aligns with requirements for large scale public infrastructure projects.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are strongly encouraged to apply for all commissions, and specifically for the three commissions which have been identified for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, some of which are planned to have a Connect with Country focus.
Go to the Sydney Metro Public Art EOI Guidelines
To submit an EOI you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system SmartyGrants.
The EOI opens 31 August and closes 31 October 2022 at 5pm.
What support is available to me?
Create NSW and Sydney Metro hosted an online information session on 14 September 2022. Watch the webinar.
Artists consenting to connect with other artists
To facilitate connections between interested artists, Sydney Metro will collect, hold and share your full name and email address with other artists who also submit a corresponding consent form.
Completed public art projects
Sydney Metro South West
Create NSW received over 250 applications for the Sydney Metro South West line EOI in 2020. During 2021 10 artists have been commissioned to install public art along the Sydney Metro line that celebrates local community and aboriginal heritage.
Newcastle public art
On 14 March 2019, Create NSW in partnership with Transport for NSW unveiled visual artist Jamie North’s Newcastle public artwork installation Borrowed Landscape.
Image: Jamie North, Borrowed Landscape (2019). Image courtesy of Transport for NSW.