A development project in Macquarie Park in Wallumadegul Nura is commissioning a significant public artwork with a closing date for expressions of interest of March 6. The developer is Stockland. Their project brief is available below and includes the following overview:
" Stockland is seeking to commission a significant artwork for their new development M_Park located on the lands of the Wallumattagal People now known as Macquarie Park, in the heart of Dharug Nura. Dharug Nura covers the majority of the Sydney basin, from the salt water on the coast to the edge of the Blue Mountains , from the Hawkesbury in the North to Appin in the South. This commission will be led by Country and work with Aboriginal artists/ creatives or collaborators. The Artist Team can be interdisciplinary and will be guided by Dharug consultation and participation through Stockland’s ongoing First Nations engagement strategy that has informed the design of the precinct. This is an opportunity for a place-based integrated artwork that responds to these cultural learnings gained through the Designing with Country process and communicates how Dharug connect to and understand Nura (Country). "
This Artist Brief details the opportunity and proposed artwork site
The Artwork Budget is $320,000 + GST (see Budget page for Inclusions)
The timeframe is August 2023 – Installation early 2026
Artists must be available to participate in on-site Walking Country on 10th August and Workshops as detailed in timeline
Each Artist Team will receive a fee of $1,000 for conforming proposals for Stage One Interviews
Deadline for submission of Artists Proposals is COB Monday 6th March
Following submission selected artist will have interviews with the Public Art Panel on 15th/16th March 2023
The successful artist will be chosen and advised following the interviews by the 20th March
The chosen artist will deliver initial concept design by the 24th April
The full EOI document (20 pages) can be accessed here. All enquiries should be directed to Stockland at then following emails:
Project Manager - Catherine.LiawCurtin@stockland.com.au
Place-making Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions are to be emailed to email@example.com as pdfs no bigger than 10MB by COB Monday 6th March 2023
DSMG publishes this EOI as a service to Dharug artists. It offers no advice or endorsement of the Stockland proposal and acknowledges the work of Dharug Working Group members who have worked with Stockland to ensure that understanding and recognition of Nura underpins this EOI.