Current Opportunities for Artists
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT FROM EMERGING NOONGAR ARTISTS
APPARATUS is calling for emerging Noongar Artists interested in working with a design team to develop an artwork telling Noongar stories. Winin Katidjin Bilya is Noongar for Life Knowledge River
Curtin University is currently undergoing significant expansion, with a strategy for the Bentley campus to become a vibrant, Live In Learning village – a shift away from the typical university campus. As part of this development, Curtin and Lendlease are collaborating on a public artwork in the courtyard of the new School of Design and the Built Environment, B418 (architecture and planning).
The aims of the project will be to:
- employ and develop the skills of an emerging Whadjuk Noongar artist;
- embed elements of Whadjuk Noongar culture into the Curtin campus;
- action Curtin’s Living Knowledge Stream document; and
- action Lendlease’s and Curtin’s Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan.
The project will give time and space to the development of the design concepts and the stories that underpin them. This material will be built on in a highly collaborative process integrating Whadjuk Noongar cultural katidjin (knowledge) into the landscape design using public art as an interpretive tool.
The emerging Whadjuk Noongar artist, will be mentored throughout the project by a group of collaborators with diverse skills including:
- Professor Marion Kickett – female Whadjuk Noongar Cultural Advisor;
- Dr Noel Nannup – male Whadjuk Noongar Cultural Advisor;
- Helen Curtis, APPARATUS – Art Coordinator;
- Damien Pericles, REALMStudios – Landscape Architect;
- Simon Gauntlett, Concreto – Concrete Specialist; and
- Graham Dawe, Kanaya Engineering – Metalwork Specialist.
We are looking for an Artist who
- is an emerging Noongar Artist;
- has good design/artwork skills; and
- is willing to learn and work in a team.
The successful Artist will participate in:
- design workshops;
- the fabrication and installation of the works;
- photo and video documentation and any media and promotions as necessary
- putting together any reports and documents;
The successful Artist will receive:
- a fee of $28,000 (excl. GST);
- professional photos and video documentation of the project.
Artists are invited to submit an EOI for this opportunity via email according to the documents available for download.
|Artist Fee||AUD$28,000 excl. GST|
|EOIs Close:||AWST 11am Wed 29 July 2020|
|Art Coordinator:||Helen Curtis
Apparatus Group wishes to make contact with emerging and established Australian artists working in the field of public art.
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