18 January 2011


The Public Art Unit, Project Services is calling for Expressions of Interest from artists to design and install public artworks in a new multicultural centre development at Kangaroo Point. Three separate public artwork opportunities have arisen through the development of a new multicultural centre situated on the historical Yungaba Immigration Depot site on Main Street, Kangaroo Point. All public artwork opportunities have been identified for their potential to express and celebrate the immigration history of Queensland. It is envisioned that selected artists will undertake a significant level of community consultation in the development of their artworks.

Artwork Opportunity 1: This artwork opportunity has allowed for a lightweight suspended artwork to be created within the approximately 11m h internal void space above the entrance foyer to the building. Although this artwork opportunity is located internally within the building, it will be highly visible from the exterior of the building via a large scale glass curtain wall.

Artwork Opportunity 2: This artwork opportunity has allowed for digital artwork to be created and projected onto the western side of the Southern entrance facade of the building. The area identified for a projected artwork is approximately 17m h x 3 m wide and has a high level of visibility to all visitors entering the building as well as to passing traffic on Main Street.

Artwork Opportunity 3: This artwork opportunity has allowed for a temporary public artwork to be created to celebrate the opening of the new multicultural centre. It is envisioned that this artwork will have a strong emphasis on community participation and may be performative in nature.

All Indigenous and non indigenous artists with an interest in public art are invited to apply. Deadline has now been extended due to the recent flood crisis is QLD. Submissions must be received by 5pm, 21st January 2010.

To receive a copy of the Expression of Interest package, please call Angeline Smith on (07) 3235 4066 or email angeline.smith@projectservices.qld.gov.au This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through art+place Queensland Public Art Fund.

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