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Public Art Opportunities​

Thurlow Community Hub Expression of interest

Georges  River  Council  is  seeking  submissions  from  artists/teams  of  artists  for  the  creation  and installation of a public artwork on the exterior of the Thurlow Community Hub building, located at 31 Thurlow Street, Riverwood. The installation of the artwork must include community participation in its delivery.  Georges River Council aspires for public art to be an everyday experience and frequently incorporates art as a way of telling local stories and building sense of place and community identity. The project has an indicative budget of $15,000 exclusive of GST. 

Please read the Expression of Interest document prior to applying. Artists/teams of Artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest via Smartygrants

Expressions of Interest close Midnight, Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Public Art Guidelines for Developers

The Public Art Guidelines for Developers shows developers how to commission an artist, meet industry best practice and get the best value for money from a developer contribution.

These Guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Georges River Council Public Art Policy, which outlines Georges River Council’s vision for creating a built environment that has vibrancy, originality, creativity and sense of local character.

If you have any questions about the Public Art Guidelines for Developers, please email museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.\
 

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Join the Arts, Heritage and Culture Directory to showcase your work and services to the general community, and connect with other artists.
 

Public Art Map

View the locations of our public art installations on Intramaps by selecting 'Public Art'.

Are you out and about in the LGA? View our Connected to Culture app, and join our Public Art walking tour! 
 

Current Public Art Installations

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White stone statue of Miles Franklin   Statue in Ma’anshan Friendship Park, South Hurstville   A sculpture of long windy metal reeds.   A spherical silver sculpture sits in a park in front of a playground.     

   
A metal sculpture next a community garden   Kogarah Town Square sculpture by Takis Kozokos    A statue of Bruce Lee    Ormonde Parade mural by Alex Grilanc & Krimsone        

Karri-McPherson-tile.jpg   Mural at Post Office Lane, Kogarah by Maddison Gibbs    Beastman-tile.jpg     A mural of flowers and shapes painted on a footpath near table and chairs        

Mural of Hurstville Library columns by Abbey Rich    Mural of native flora and fauna by MAN.De     Keith Stanley Table tennis table     A painted blue and pink creature with yellow eyes     

Bat cave painted in orange with indigenous motives in white, blue, red and yellow by Danielle Mate   An painted head of a red and blue dragon with yellow eyes,     A close up of a painted Aboriginal painting featuring white and black dots in a circular formation.     A close up of a painted Ibis, featuring its eye and top of its head. There is a bright yellow and green background and pink details.     
    
A close up of a painted orange fish    Close up of a Kookaburra on a Public Art mural with orange and blue tones     blue and orange native Australian plants with blue bees on a street art mural    People standing in front of a red and gold mural in Hurstville Interchange     

Interwoven purple light installation on celling with people walking beneath it   A small square mural painted on a footpath of a dolphin advertising the Georges River Keeper program 'Zero litter in Georges River'    A painted mural of a flower with orange tones with a blue blackground.    A colourful traffic signal box in a vinyl that looks like green and pink crocheted designs.    

   A painted mural featuring a koi fish, clouds and flowers.             

A picture of a baby holding a lantern while riding a red dragon.   A dragon sculpture made of skateboards and bicycle parts.
                 

Past Public Art installations

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Hurstville Central Shopping Centre mural by Alex Grilanc & Krimsone     Mural at Hurstville Central Shopping Centre – Car park roof by Dawei Xu      Hurstville Central Shopping Centre mural by Chanel Tang and Ambrose Rehorek    Hurstville Interchange Open Air Gallery mural by Christina Huynh 

Mural Hurstville Plaza by Elizabeth West     Hurstville Plaza Mural by Mulga     Hurstville Plaza Mural by Mehrdad MehrAeen   Hurstville Plaza Mural by Mike Eleven  

Hurstville Interchange Open Air Gallery work by Aaron McGarry    Hurstville Interchange Open Air Gallery by James Price     Mural at Hurstville Interchange Open Air Gallery by Dylan Goh   Neon light sculptures by Carla O’Brien
                       
    A girl with her back to the camera colouring in a black and white mural.    A glow in the dark painting of a green and blue lizard with its tongue out.     A mural of a mountain that is shining under UV light.   

A photograph of three murals of children dancing with a large rat.

 

Public Art Advisory Panel

Georges River Council has established a Public Art Advisory Panel (PAAP). The PAAP will advise, guide and assist Council in best practice for permanent public art projects over $50,000. Council currently manages and delivers a range of permanent and non-permanent public art projects defined by the Public Art Policy and guided by the Create Georges River Cultural Strategy.

With 12 voting members, the PAAP includes six external representatives with demonstrated expertise in the following areas.

•    Professional art expertise.
•    Knowledge of contemporary public art applications and issues.
•    Experience in art, art curatorship, arts policy, place-based landscape, and architecture and/ or design/disciplines.
•    Knowledge of Georges River LGA culture and heritage.
•    First Nations and diverse cultural knowledge and expertise.

The PAAP also includes six Council officers selected based on their expertise in the areas of strategic placemaking, city strategy, technical services, operational services, cultural services and public art.



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