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5 Installations / 5 laneways
Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Call for Expression of Interest from Western Sydney Artists

We’re looking for installation artwork ideas that communicate our vision for a sustainable city.

We’re seeking creative projects that engage and inspire locals and visitors. We encourage artists to consider 3d relief, kinetic, interactive, tactile and sensory experiences. Artworks should be suitable for all weather conditions and have a lifespan of more than 2 years. We want artists to think about sustainability and end of life within the creation of their artworks.

The full commissioning process involves:

Brief

We’re looking for projects that:

  • may be exhibited from a period of 2+ years
  • demonstrate artistic excellence
  • Inspire our city to be sustainable

Installation dates

Selected works will be realised between July 2021 and September 2021.

$$ on offer

We’ll provide funding up to $20,000 per project, which is the total cost of production and installation. This will include the artist fee, all materials, transport, installation expenses, such as any engineering and safety costs.

Submission requirements

All submissions must be made through the online form. Emailed submissions won’t be accepted.

To complete the form, the following are required:

  • Artist/team contact details (Phone, Email and Mailing Address)
  • One Page CVs and Short One paragraph Biography of all team members
  • Detailed project description (Include the materials planned to be used)
  • Conceptual visuals of the project

Read our full Guidelines for Submissions before completing your application.

Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated by a panel including leading members of the Blue Mountains artistic community.

Applications will be assessed on but not limited to:

  • creative approach to addressing sustainability
  • Innovative approach to interpretation of public laneway spaces
  • calibre/experience of artist/s/team
  • audience engagement/experience.

Application Process

Artists submit an EOI.

A panel will assess the expressions and select artists to continue to the next stage of development.

Artists selected to continue will be awarded a $1,000 fee to develop and work with the curatorial team to refine their idea, research costs, gain development consent where required

The Curatorial team will then decide which artists will move through to the commissioning round and work with the artists to full realisation of the concept.

Timeline

Stage 1

Expressions of interest close 5pm, Sydney time Wednesday 31st March 2021

Stage 2

Applicants notified mid-April. Shortlisted project proposals due early May 2021

Stage 3

Selected artists notified late May 2021

Locations of works

Projects can take place in the following Katoomba laneways.
View a map (PDF 1MB)

We will work with artists to secure location approvals from council and private property owners.

Artists that are submitting with site /laneway specific artworks should consider how their artwork could be adapted to another laneway if their first preference is not an option.

Contact

If you have any queries, please email us.

Please note that only written enquiries can be addressed for legal reasons. Please contact explore@livinglanes.art for any queries. 

For Accessibility Queries only please contact Project Member Justin Morrissey on 0431147052.

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– Black Francis / Pixies

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Expression of Interest

Entries into our Expression of Interest have now closed.
As of 5pm, Sydney time Wednesday 31st March 2021

If you have any more questions, please enquire at explore@livinglanes.art

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Living Lanes recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.