Mandurah Bridge Public Artwork

The City of Mandurah is calling for Expressions of Interest for artists to create a landmark public artwork to complement the new Mandurah Bridge.

Expressions of Interest will close on 21st November.

The City is working with arts consultants, Maker + Co and Artsource, to find multi-disciplinary artists to create works that share local stories, heritage and the community’s vision for a welcoming and multicultural city. $500,000 excl GST has been allocated to realise the creative vision of the successful artist.

Mayor Marina Vergone said the City’s approach to the artwork exemplifies the vision for Mandurah as a connected and forward-thinking city that honours its past, celebrates the present and embraces its future.

“This is such an important crossing; it not only connects our city geographically but it also connects our community, and has done for milennia,” she said.

“This is such a rare and exciting opportunity for an artist to create a piece to enhance one of the biggest infrastructure projects that our city has ever seen.

“We hope to push the boundaries of public art by using new and interactive technologies that will create evolving points of interest and become synonymous with Mandurah.”

A brainstorming day, Bridging Culture, was held in May, where artists and community members identified elements they would like the artwork to represent (you can see the full Bridging Culture video below).

The ideas generated at the Bridging Culture workshop form part of the briefing process for artists responding to the City’s Expression of Interest

Collaborative approaches to the creation of the artwork between traditional and non-traditional public artists, the community, innovators, and those working with emerging technologies are welcomed.

 

To access the document suite for this project, you will need to register as a potential supplier on Tenderlink.


Bridging Culture Video

 

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