8 Phillip Street, Parramatta
STAGE 1 – REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
PARRAMATTA CITY COUNCIL
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
(EOI) STAGE 1
Authority Creative is now accepting expressions of interest from local artists to develop a premium, accessible, public artwork for the new 8 Phillip Street, Parramatta development. Artworks that may involve but are not limited to lighting treatments, sculpture, audible and digital installations.
We seek expressions of interest from professional local artists with demonstrated experience in delivering major, large scale artworks in the public realm or within major developments.
We are also open to emerging artists submitting expressions of interest who have not worked to this scale, however, the capacity to deliver, rigour of response and proposed collaborators will be vital.
We support diversity and inclusivity, this includes yet is not limited to Indigenous artists, emerging artists, individuals and groups with disability, CALD and the LGBTQI+ community and we encourage your applications.
The artwork will be a key destination artwork serving as a large-scale place identity piece that encompasses the curatorial rationale and objectives of the artist brief.
EOI SUBMISSION CLOSES:
25th July 2019 - Midnight
AUD $185,000 ex. GST
Art Director / Primary Contact
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Symbolising all that is great about the rise and momentum of a new Parramatta, and a new vision for Sydney. Evolving from street to sky, transformative architecture will embrace the context of its surroundings. This will be a declaration of progress and inclusion.
A world-class precinct that extends vertically, layering local heritage, amenity, hospitality, residences, and a global rooftop destination. This is where day and night are alive with energy, where residents and the community can connect and celebrate a new era in a place they are proud to call home. In a place that leads the way.
The site defined by Marsden and Phillip Streets, contains not only the heritage element of St Andrews Church, but the potential for renewed street level activation below a progressive tower development.
STAGE 1 | EOI SUBMISSION
— REQUIREMENTS —
1. 300 word (max) description of your art practice and experience.
2. Artist CV including contact details.
3. 200 (max) word response to the brief detailing your interest in this project including your connection to the Parramatta region and the curatorial direction.
4. Two professional references - either written or contact details.
5. Four + images of relevant examples of recent work (JPG /PNG )
6. Confirmation of availability to participate as well as ability to deliver a premium, professional public artwork within given timeframes.
— IN summary —
STAGE 1 | EOI SUBMISSION
DEADLINE: 25th July 2019
THREE (3) ARTISTS NOTIFIED
DATE: 9th August 2019
STAGE 2 | concept submission
DATE: 2nd September 2019
*This Stage (1)
does not call for
artist concepts *
The priority location for artwork has been identified as the pedestrian zone (above) on the corner of Phillip Street and Phillip Lane, adjacent to the brand new QT Hotel Lobby entrance, though there are other opportunities to expand on this.
The locale is bounded by Phillip Street to the South, with Marsden Road and Phillip Lane to the West and to the East respectively, Parramatta’s Church Street lies a mere 40 metres to the East.
Half a stone’s throw to the North sees the beautiful winding Parramatta River and ever popular Parramatta Park.
Locals will attest to the convenience of the site, being mere minute’s walk from the future Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta train station and the city’s bustling commercial hub.
A natural public thoroughfare between Parramatta train station and the new Parramatta Stadium sees this sites huge potential for public art viewing, urban influence and cultural significance.
Easy connections to Church Street Northbound and Smith Street Southbound give 8 Phillip residents vehicle access to the Western Highway and James Ruse Drive.
Parramatta and its surrounds have a deep and culturally significant story to tell.
From the original owners of the land, the Darug, through to colonisation, booming industry, the post war depression and then the boom of the suburbs, the story of Parramatta is as intricate as it is diverse.
The name ‘Parramatta’ literally means “head of the river” and this is exactly where a second penal colony was built in 1788, a mere 9 months after the first landing at Sydney Cove (now Circular Quay). Transport up the Parramatta River served to provide the now laid out town with an increasing influx of settlers and convicts, a town was born.
Pivotal elements in Parramatta’s history lay the foundations for a story to be told that is culturally diverse, historically significant and crucial to the way in which the city plays a role in todays society.
We respect and would like to acknowledge the land of the Darug people. The Darug people are the Traditional Owners of this land. Authority Creative also acknowledges the present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who now reside within this area and encourage artist submissions in accordance with this.
The Aboriginals of the land saw
Parramatta as a breadbasket of
Parramatta has always been an important meeting place for Aboriginal people.
The river served as a main transport route early in the city’s days.
The industrial boom, saw Parramatta stand on its own two feet, severing its reliance on Sydney City as a source of its lifeblood.
EOI | ARTIST SHORTLIST
— SELECTION CRITERIA —
The Public Art panel will select Artists who in their EOI submission most clearly demonstrate the following criteria with equal weighting;
1. Detailed response to EOI Submission.
2. Artistic merit, innovation, integrity of conceptual proposal.
3. Relevance to Parramatta and/or broader Sydney.
4. Demonstrated capacity to create a
premium permanent, long-lasting and
5. Ability to deliver artwork as part of a large
development, to budget and construction
EOI SUBMISSION FORMAT
submissions are to be emailed prior to the deadline to:
1. DOCUMENT: PDF FORMAT
2. IMAGES: JPG/PNG
3. EMAIL NO LARGER THAN 10MB
4. EOI submissionS that require
large file transfer may be accepted via
WeTransfer / dropbox / google drive at
the sole discretion of authority
creative - please advise prior via email.
EOI Deadline Closes 25th July | Midnight
To receive a more detailed pdf version of the Public Artwork project outline please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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