Call Out – AGWA Public Art Commission

The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is looking for an Artist Team of international renown to conceptualise and deliver an artwork that announces the gallery within the Perth Cultural Centre precinct, the cultural heart of the state.

The artwork will be primarily located on the northwestern face of the main gallery building and may travel through to the entrance, inviting, describing, and transforming a visitor’s passage of entry to the gallery.

This large-scale artwork will be instantly recognisable and will become closely associated with The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The artwork should give prominence to AGWA and the main gallery building within its layered position on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar and at the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.

The artwork should be durable for a minimum of ten years and capture the attitude of this moment in contemporary art practice.

The artwork commission fee is AUS$1.6M, with AUS$12,500 offered to shortlisted artists for the preparation of an Artwork Concept Proposal (ACP).

This EOI is open to Artists internationally.

This artwork will be commissioned by AGWA and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia.

The new artwork will be viewed by over 4.5m visitors to the cultural centre and is expected to inspire and attract even more visitors from interstate and around the world.

More information is provided in the EOI package available to download.

EOI’s close:WST 2:00pm Thursday 10 March 2022
Contact:Helen Curtis, APPARATUS
+61 (0) 448 954 946
Artwork Concept Design Fee:AUD $12,500 (excl. GST)
Artwork Commission Fee:AUD$1,600,000 (excl. GST)