Newcastle Public Artwork – Expression of Interest now open

Artist impression of Newcastle Light Rail Project. Image courtesy Transport NSW.

Artist impression of Newcastle Light Rail Project. Image courtesy Transport NSW.

Create NSW in partnership with Transport for NSW is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the design and provision of an original public artwork as part of the delivery of the Newcastle Light Rail project.

It’s proposed the finished artwork will be installed on a 225-square metre space at Worth Place, between Hunter Street and Honeysuckle Drive.

Heritage artefacts uncovered during early site works on the light rail project are to be celebrated and reused in a distinctive and original Public Artwork, which should help create a dynamic public space for the community and transport customers. Artefacts to be utilised include steel rail tracks, sandstone blocks and timber beams.

Submissions close: Friday 3 August 2018 at 5pm (AEST/AEDT).

Submission requirements

Applicants are asked to respond to the following questions and material requirements:

  • Respond to the artist brief and the project opportunity including the proposed scale, medium and relevance to site
  • Describe your current practice, experience, achievements and career highlights
  • Outline a similar experience relating to a project where you engaged with multiple stakeholders and collaborators

Support material requirements:

  • A short biography and Curriculum Vitae (up to 3 pages)
  • A letter of reference (optional)
  • Samples of work / Relevant images – a limit of 10 images, clearly-labelled, with an accompanying image list with dates
  • A sample budget for a similar scaled project

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Newcastle Light Rail Public Art Commission – Artist Brief for more comprehensive information about the heritage materials, the EOI process, assessment criteria, timeline for this project and further information about the Newcastle Light Rail project.

Who can apply?

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants based in the Hunter region, or who have an association with the region, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Project budget

  • $80,000

For queries regarding the EOI process please email:
David Everist, Manager, Engagement and Partnerships, Create NSW on or Nat Randall, Engagement and Partnerships Lead, Create NSW on

Apply now

Submissions close: Friday 3 August 2018 at 5pm (AEST/AEDT).

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

Link to application:

Published: 2 July 2018