Gadigal-Wangal art project expressions of interest

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Inner West Council is calling for expressions of interest for public art installations that celebrate local Aboriginal culture and heritage.

The project will see five distinct public artworks in each of the five wards of Inner West Council.

The artworks will visually describe components of Aboriginal history and celebrate the continuing presence of Aboriginal people in the Inner West.

The barani (yesterday), guwagu (today), barrabugu (tomorrow) - Wayfinding on Gadigal and Wangal Lands project has been initiated by Inner West Council, and funded by a Stronger Communities grant.

Council is committed to building and strengthening relationships with the local Aboriginal community to enhance the living experience of our residents, businesses and general community members, and promoting reconciliation through better understanding.

The aims of the public artworks are:

• To become key works in representing features and histories of Gadigal-Wangal lands

• Deepen connection to place

• Enrich knowledge of a pre-and-post-colonised Inner West

Council is working with a consultant to provide additional information to artists to inspire their designs. While there are knowledge holders and resources that speak intimately and in-depth about the Aboriginal history and heritage of the Inner West, there are also major gaps in knowledge or understanding in other areas.

Council is now calling for detailed resumes from artists with experience in public art design development, fabrication, and installation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding the project, go to: www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/GadigalWangalEOI

Contact Inner West Council staff for further information:

Joshua Staines – Community Development Worker Aboriginal Programs: Joshua.staines@innerwest.nsw.gov.au  

Bronwyn Tuohy – Public Art and Placemaking Leader: Bronwyn.tuohy@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Expressions of interest close on Monday 20 August.

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