Art in Stonnington

Cato Square Public Art Commission

The City of Stonnington is seeking Expressions of Interest for a significant new public artwork commission specifically intended to integrate with the new and to-be-constructed Cato Square, Prahran.

Please find the artist brief and attachments below:

ARTIST-BRIEF_Cato-Square-public-art.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Cato-Street-Lyons-Architects-EOI-Response-Design-Approach-Public-Art-Artist-Brief-Attachment-3_1.pdf(PDF, 7MB)

Cato-Street-Design-Development-Report-Public-Art-Artist-Brief-Attachment-4_1.pdf(PDF, 6MB)

Cato-Street-Ramus-Artpoles-Specifications-Public-Art-Artist-Brief-Attachment-5_1.pdf(PDF, 7MB)

BUDGET

Following the EOI process, a few artists will be shortlisted and receive an honorarium of $2,000 to develop their ideas.

The final commission has a budget of $160,000.

KEY DATES

Stage 1: Expressions of Interest (EOI) are due by COB Friday 8 June 2018.

Stage 2: Concept Developments are due by COB Friday 20 July 2018.

Selection of the preferred artwork will take place in September 2018.

Installation of the artwork will take place between April and July 2019.

CONTACT

For any enquiries please contact Violette Vidal, Visual Arts Officer, on 03 8290 1105 or via vvidal@stonnington.vic.gov.au (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).


Yarra River Public Art Commission

The City of Stonnington is seeking Expressions of Interest for a new $80,000 public artwork commission on the Main Yarra Trail, South Yarra (opposite Melbourne High School).

You can read the final artist brief(PDF, 2MB).

BUDGET

Following the EOI process, a few artists will be shortlisted and receive an honorarium of $1,000 to develop their ideas.

The final commission has a budget of $80,000.

KEY DATES

Stage 1: Expressions of Interest (EOI) are due by cob Friday 29 June 2018.

Please provide by email:

  • a written outline of the proposal including the artistic vision and brief description of how the work will be experienced
  • description of which site/s has/ve been selected and rationale of response to the site
  • an indicative project timeline
  • a biography and up to date curriculum vitae of the artist with an emphasis on the artist’s practice and experience in public art with up to 10 examples of previous works 

Stage 2: Concept Developments are due by cob Friday 10 August 2018.

Selection of the preferred artwork will take place in September 2018.

Depending on the artist timeline, installation of the artwork will take place in late 2019 / early 2020.

CONTACT

For any enquiries please contact Violette Vidal, Visual Arts Officer, on 03 8290 1105 or via vvidal@stonningon.vic.gov.au (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).


Contemporary art collection

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Art in the public domain

The City of Stonnington proudly presents the work of artists to enhance its many parks and gardens and, in the development and planning of new public spaces, incorporates artworks by living artists for all to enjoy. The Commission of Public Art for Stonnington is guided by the Art in the Public Domain Policy.

These works include:

  • David Bromley’s Muscle Boy gracefully presides over the kids playground in South Yarra (link).
  • Peter D Cole’s That’s Life enhances Maddock Street beside Windsor Station (link).
  • Emily Floyd's sculpture An Unfolding Space is at Phoenix Park, Malvern East (link).
  • Jonathan Jones’ untitled (wilam) is located on the banks of the Yarra River on Alexandra Avenue opposite Herring Island and just north of the Herring Island Punt and Kanteen cafe (link).
  • Paul Juraszek’s Sun and Moon bronze figures dominate the corner of High and Glenferrie Roads opposite the Malvern Town Hall (link).
  • Kathy Temin's sculpture Garden Islands is located in Claremont Street, South Yarra (link).

For further information or to discuss the possibility of a donation for the City, please contact the Arts and Culture Unit on 8290 1333.

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Art Acquisition Panel

Stonnington’s Art Acquisition Panel comprises three art industry professionals who independently advise Council on the acquisition or commission of art for the City. The panel comprises Louise Weaver (artist and Lecturer, RMIT School of Art), Helen Hughes (Curator - Research, Monash University Museum of Art) and Samantha Comte (Curator / Exhibitions Coordinator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art). Previous members have included Charlotte Day, Rebecca Coates, Bill Sampson and David Hurlston.

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