Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program

Gates of Light, Khaled Sabsabi, Campbelltown, Australia, 2014. Image: Create NSW

Gates of Light, Khaled Sabsabi, Campbelltown, Australia, 2014. Image: Create NSW

Create NSW has been working closely with Department of Planning Industry and Environment and six local councils to implement public art as a key component of the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program.

Creative Road developed an overarching Public Art Framework to provide a comprehensive guide for the implementation of public art works along the Parramatta Road corridor. Local and state government policies informed the development of the framework – identifying opportunities and approaches to public art while responding to community.

See below for current public art opportunities for artists.

Current opportunities

Burwood Council | Public Art work – flags 

Photo of Burwood Park, image courtesy Burwood Council.

Burwood Council is seeking two Sydney based Aboriginal artists to each digitally design six flags each, which will be installed from December 2022 in Burwood Park. The artworks will be licenced to be displayed across the 12 flag poles located in Burwood Park for a period of up to three years.

This is an exciting opportunity for two artists to create a highly visible presence alongside Burwood’s most significant park.

Applications open: 1 August 2022
Applications close: 29 August 2022 at 12 midday.

To submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and further details please visit: www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/publicart

Previous opportunities

Strathfield Council | Homebush Station

Photo of Homebush Station. Image courtesy Strathfield Council.

Strathfield Council is calling for artists to submit concept designs in response to the upgrade of the entry at Homebush Station on Station Street.  The landmark public art commission will respond to the unique history of the site and provide the community with a large-scale work that has 24/7 presence.

To submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) please review the Guidelines and apply via Smartygrants.

EOIs open on 21 February 2022

EOIs close on 3 April 2022 at 5pm (AEDT).

For enquiries, please contact the Executive Manager Human Services, Strathfield Council, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday:


Strathfield Council | Bridge Road Wayfinding

Photo of Bridge Road, Strathfield

Photo of Bridge Road, Strathfield

Artists are invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to develop concept designs for a public art wayfinding project at Bridge Road, located within the Strathfield Local Government Area. Artists from local areas, and who identify as First Nations, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and emerging are strongly encouraged to apply.

For enquiries, please contact the Executive Manager Human Services, Strathfield Council, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday:

EOIs close on 22 November 2021 at 5pm (AEDT).

EOI Guidelines

Go to the Strathfield Council – Bridge Road Wayfinding EOI.

Apply now

To submit an EOI you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.


Strathfield Council | Three Bridges

Powells Creek – end of Lorraine St, North Strathfield. Image courtesy Strathfield Council.

EOIs have closed.

Artists are invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to develop concept designs for three lighting public artworks across the Lorraine St Bridge, Hamilton St Bridge and the George St Bridge – all located within the Strathfield Local Government Area. Artists from local areas, and who identify as First Nations, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and emerging are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you require any clarification contact the Executive Manager Human Services, Strathfield Council, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday:

EOIs closed on 27 September 2021 at 5pm (AEST).

EOI Guidelines

Go to the Three Bridges EOI Guidelines.

Cumberland City Council | First Nations Banner Program

Jannawi Dance Clan and Matthew Doyle song man/composer preforming on Darug Country for the Granville Centre Art Gallery’s exhibition opening Ngaliya Diyam in 2020 (above is The Granville Centre (ceiling) Public Artwork by Darug artists Leanne Tobin, Leanne Watson and Shay Tobin). Image by Lux Eterna.

Applications are closed.

Cumberland City Council is calling for First Nations artists to register their interest in developing artwork designs for a signature public artwork commission for the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP) in Auburn. Artists are invited to conceive and propose a series of three individual street banner artwork designs for PRUAIP Commission 2 – First Nations Banner Program.

Find out more on the Cumberland City Council website.

Inner West Council | GreenWay Missing Links Public Art Program – Stage One EOI

GreenWay Corridor. Photo by Mackintosh Photography.

GreenWay Corridor. Photo by Mackintosh Photography.

Applications are closed.

Artists or artist led multidisciplinary teams are invited to submit concept proposals for site specific permanent public art in multiple sites along the Inner West GreenWay corridor. This partnership project between the NSW Government and the Inner West Council will expand and enhance this 6.8km green corridor from the North (Iron Cove) to the South (Cooks River).

Up to 13 site specific artworks will be installed across 5 precincts to reflect an understanding of the GreenWay and deepen people’s relationship to this special place.

Find out more about the GreenWay Missing Links Public Art Information Suite.

 


Cumberland City Council Public Art Opportunity

Makes Sense Together by artists Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch, Auburn Botanic Gardens (2018).

Makes Sense Together by artists Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch, Auburn Botanic Gardens (2018).

Applications are closed.

Artists are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to develop artwork designs for the first commission of a signature public artwork for the Auburn Precinct for the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program.

Local Cumberland artists including emerging, First Nations, and culturally and linguistically diverse artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Find out more about Cumberland City Council Public Art.


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.

Jamie North, Borrowed Landscape (2019). Image courtesy of Transport for NSW.

Jamie North, Borrowed Landscape (2019). Image courtesy of Transport for NSW.


Top image: Jannawi Dance Clan and Matthew Doyle song man/composer preforming on Darug Country for the Granville Centre Art Gallery’s exhibition opening Ngaliya Diyam in 2020 (above is The Granville Centre (ceiling) Public Artwork by Darug artists Leanne Tobin, Leanne Watson and Shay Tobin). Image by Lux Eterna.
2nd image: Gates of Light, Khaled Sabsabi, Campbelltown, Australia, 2014. Image: Create NSW.
3rd image: GreenWay Corridor. Photo by Mackintosh Photography.
4th image: Makes Sense Together by artists Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch, Auburn Botanic Gardens (2018).
5th image: Jamie North, Borrowed Landscape (2019). Image courtesy of Transport for NSW.
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