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Expression of Interest by local artist for Brighten up Baw Baw Mural Projects wanted by Baw Baw Shire Council

Council is seeking expressions of interest from local artists and collectives to deliver exciting and vibrant public art pieces at three pedestrian friendly locations in Baw Baw.

By news@gippsland - 3rd June 2022 - Back to News

As part of council's Outdoor Activations program, three busy locations have been identified for beautification with murals that will brighten up existing facades and promote the region's unique character. The three locations selected for the Brighten up Baw Baw Mural Projects are:

  • 15 Napier Street, Warragul
  • 13 Palmerston Street, Warragul
  • Yarragon Public Toilet block

The successful applicants will be tasked with delivering artworks to a predetermined budget that align with set design themes for each location. These murals intend to seamlessly integrate with existing streetscapes and become sites of inspiration and creativity for locals and visitors alike.

The murals will provide colourful reference points for locals and visitors alike, and become points of inspiration and creativity for the entire community

The murals will provide colourful reference points for locals and visitors alike, and become points of inspiration and creativity for the entire community

How to apply

Artists are invited to make an expression of interest from Friday 3 June until Sunday 3 July 2022 via an online form. When preparing a submission, applicants are to provide:

  • Written response to the project brief (maximum of 500 words)
  • Project budget
  • Maximum of 3 design ideas for proposed artworks (digital image: photoshop or sketches).

Full designs will be developed once the artist has been selected and must be approved before work begins.

  • 5 to 10 images that demonstrate your experience and style of work
  • Description of your involvement in at least one similar project, especially noting previous experience of community engagement
  • Copy of current public liability insurance certification. (Note: Submission will be accepted if this is not currently available but will be required prior to signing of the contract if your proposal is selected.)
  • Curriculum vitae and contact details
  • Two referees contact details, relating to previous projects

Following the expression of interest period, submissions will be reviewed by a subcommittee of council's Arts and Culture Advisory Committee and the successful applicant will be appointed. Works are required to be completed by 31 August . For more information go to: Brighten up Baw Baw Mural Projects website.

Brighten up Baw Baw

The Brighten up Baw Baw Mural Project coincides with another exciting opportunity for Baw Baw's creative arts community to enhance two community spaces currently under restoration in Drouin - Bellbird Park Recreation Reserve and the Drouin Senior Citizens Hall.

'Expression Of Interest' applications for the Drouin Community Hub projects remain open until Friday 17 June and can be accessed at EOI for Drouin Community Hub Public Art Installation website.

Showcasing artists works

Mayor Cr Michael Leaney said, "Public art plays a valuable role in beautifying our existing and sometimes full public spaces and projects like this provide a platform for artists to showcase their work for residents and visitors."

"The recent mural project in Tanjil Bren has transformed an ugly 1980s toilet block into something everyone admires and appreciates. We want to replicate this change elsewhere. We have an incredibly talented arts community and I highly encourage them all to participate in these fantastic public art projects currently open." Cr Leaney said.

Pictures from Cr. Michael Leaney Facebook page.


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