Cronulla Park Artwork Expression of Interest (EOI)

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Sutherland Shire Council (Council) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced First Nations artists for the design of an original public artwork (the Artwork) at Cronulla Beach, NSW. The artwork will form part of a community lookout that offers expansive views across the beach and bay to the Kurnell Peninsula.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

It was at Kurnell in 1770 where local Aboriginal people encountered the crew of the Endeavour. This project will be delivered in 2021 and is one of a series of projects that acknowledge 250 years since the first encounter of European and First Nations people


Sutherland Shire Council (Council) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably experienced First Nations artists for the design of an original public artwork (the Artwork) at Cronulla Beach, NSW. The artwork will form part of a community lookout that offers expansive views across the beach and bay to the Kurnell Peninsula.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

It was at Kurnell in 1770 where local Aboriginal people encountered the crew of the Endeavour. This project will be delivered in 2021 and is one of a series of projects that acknowledge 250 years since the first encounter of European and First Nations people on the east coast of Australia.

Moreover, the project is one of several infrastructure projects being undertaken by Council to recall that historic event in a way that respects Country and acknowledges the traditional owners past and present.

The artwork provides an opportunity to not only interpret the meeting of two different cultures, but to express a connection with the land and evoke the spirit of Cronulla as a place.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - CRITERIA

The artwork commission will be awarded to the individual artist or artist team that offers the most convincing submission in response to the "Expression of Interest" in terms of their capability, experience and appreciation of this council project.

The successful artist or artist team is required provide the following services on this project:

  • Consult and meet with stakeholders including senior members of Council's Aboriginal Advisory Committee (AAC) and La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council (LPLALC)
  • Prepare an original artwork using an iterative process with conceptual, draft and final iterations as a minimum
  • Deliver the final artwork as a high resolution digital file suitable for final fabrication/nstallation type
  • Review for approval any material and sample tests during the fabrication stage
  • Provide a 300-500 word artist statement and biography to use for project promotion and signage. This is to include the source of the story that has been used as the concept for the artwork if applicable
  • Participate in any media or promotional events including the project unveiling, together with any social media campaigns, media interviews and time-lapse videography of the installation of the work.

For more information about the artwork brief, download the request for the Expression of Interest document see the 'documents' section of this page