Wodonga Council is seeking expressions of interest from an experienced artist who lives, works and connects with the Albury-Wodonga community to develop an artwork/artworks and/or design features for the new gallery and library building.
The chosen artist will design and construct a public art artwork in a high visibility area connected to the one of the city’s most prominent and significant new public buildings.
Wodonga Council has recently secured funding to redevelop Arts Space Wodonga (Art Gallery) and Wodonga Library, two of the main facilities within the cultural precinct, to be significant amenities that service the community of Wodonga into the future.
The two-storey building will be built on the existing site and will feature an upgraded library space, two gallery exhibition spaces as well as community meeting and workshop rooms.
The community facility will meet the needs of residents and visitors, by providing essential civic services and increasing exposure to local arts and culture.
Key themes include:
- Library theme: A library for the community
- Gallery theme one: A gallery for children and young people
- Gallery theme two: A gallery for the production and presentation of local and regional art
The precinct is an anchor of the southern end of the central business district and has more than 300,000 visitors each year. The redevelopment will not only meet the needs of our growing community but also provide the opportunity to promote an accessible and fit-for-purpose facility that provides a program of arts and culture to our residents and our visitors with the project is due for completion in 2021.
We are calling on local artists to express their interest for this program.
PLEASE NOTE: The commission fee for the artwork/artworks is $30,000 ex GST. and will include any further design fees, construction, engineering, storage, playsafe certification, transport and installation fees, all materials, any height/safety equipment, engineering computations costs and child safe standard costs. The successful artists will require their own Public Liability insurance.