Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project

Prospective artists are invited to make artwork submissions for the redevelopment and design of the Wimmera Street roundabout as part of the Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project.  

 

Artist Submissions

The Northern Grampians Shire is seeking to commission a suitably qualified/experienced artist/designer or arts and/or design student to develop a medium scale public art piece for the Wimmera Street roundabout which will:

  • Express the history, culture, fabric and future aspirations of the Stawell community

  • Contribute to the vibrancy of the public space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors,

  • Enhance and communicate the identity of our community through creative expression; and

  • enrich the region's arts and culture lifestyle.

The artwork/design will be the key public art feature in the Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project.  The Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project is the completion of stages 2 and 3 of the streetscaping works in Main Street, Stawell.

Submissions have been extended until 5pm on Friday 9 November, 2018.

Please refer to the EOI and Design Brief located in 'Related Information' before making a submission.

Artist Submission form >>

Contact the Advisory Panel

A Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project Advisory Panel (the Panel) has been formed to assist Council in the delivery of the project by:

  • providing a community perspective on artist design to ensure the deliverables align with community expectations

  • bringing together representatives from a cross-section of the Stawell community, who have a keen interest in the Stawell CBD Revitalisation and Arts & Culture in Stawell and the region

  • enhancing communication and collaboration between Council and the community

  • Providing a recommendation to Council on the design/s which best align to the Artist Brief and community expectations

  • sharing information about the project with their networks, and

  • acting as advocates for the community and feeding information from the community to the Project Manager.

The advisory panel members are:

 

Cr Murray Emerson (Chair)

0459 027 575

councillor@ngshire.vic.gov.au

Cr Karen Hyslop

0459 030 924

councillor@ngshire.vic.gov.au

Nigel Keating

President 

Stawellbiz

(03) 5358 5066 

stawellbiz@hotmail.com.au

Annie MacPherson

0439 037 354

anniemacmillinery@gmail.com

Kerri Kingston

0407 682 432

kerrik@tpg.com.au

Rebecca Farrell

0481 723 448

rebeccaw1981@gmail.com

Renee Baulch

0478 666 593

renee@wabisabidesign.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What

The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project forms one deliverable in the broader Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project.

The Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project is the completion of stages 2 and 3 of the streetscaping works in Main Street, Stawell.

The purpose of the Stawell CBD Revitalisation Project is to:

  • Enhance the attractiveness and functionality of the main commercial precinct of Stawell.  

  • Improve the experience of shopping, dining and using services located on Main Street for both the local community and visitors to the region.  

  • Boost economic growth and provide sustainable infrastructure to the community, which are two core objectives identified in the 2017-2021 Council Plan.  

The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project is a public art project which will upgrade the roundabout at the intersection of Main and Wimmera Streets, Stawell, to ensure it is both visually attractive and expresses the unique attributes of Stawell as a community.

Council recognises the significant role which public art plays in reflecting the evolution of our community culture, as well as providing a unique experience and expressing the identity of our community.  

Public art connects people with landscape, and facilitates a dialogue between residents and visitors about our community values, as well celebrating through creativity the unique characteristics of our community’s history, present day attributes and future aspirations.   

Additionally, public art has a pivotal role in increasing the liveability and desirability of the municipality, which in turn has long term economic benefits to the region.

The purpose of the Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project is to:

  • provide creative expression of the history, culture, fabric and future aspirations of the Stawell community

  • Contribute to the vibrancy of the public space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors,

  • Enhance and communicate the identity of our community through creative expression; and

  • enrich the region's arts and culture lifestyle.

The Wimmera Street Roundabout Art Project Advisory Panel will facilitate community participation in public art, to raise the profile of Stawells uniqueness as a community through creative expression.

 

Timelines

Expression of interest for artist/designer advertised

29/08/2018

Expression of interest for artist/designer period closes (extended)

9/11/2018

Panel to present shortlisted designs at Council Briefing

19/11/2018

Councillors vote on designs

19/11/2018 

Artist commissioned

18/09/2018

Art installed in the roundabout

To be negotiated with successful artist

Project Scope

The Northern Grampians Shire Council is seeking to commission a suitably qualified/experienced artist/designer or arts and/or design student to develop a medium scale public art piece for the Wimmera Street roundabout which will:

  • Express the history, culture, fabric and future aspirations of the Stawell community

  • Contribute to the vibrancy of the public space for the enjoyment of residents and visitors

  • Enhance and communicate the identity of our community through creative expression, and

  • Enrich the region's arts and culture lifestyle.