Call For Artists – Wendouree West Recreation Reserve

Opportunity details The Wendouree West Recreation Reserve Public Art Project is a local community engagement project with the purpose of delivering a high-quality art installation at The Wendouree West Recreation Reserve, in in early 2018.

What is on offer?

The City of Ballarat is seeking responses from interested artists to create a new public artwork at Wendouree West Recreation Reserve. The artwork will be in a part of the reserve that is undergoing a transformation including a new playground, Community Hub, CCTV and lighting, signage, pathway and tree works. The City of Ballarat has been successful in receiving funding from the Department of Justice and Regulation for this project. The Wendouree West Recreation Reserve Masterplan aims to ensure the appropriate facilities for a district level park and increase the use and enjoyment of the Reserve by a range of users.
Aims and objectives of the project

The Wendouree West Recreation Reserve Public Art Project is a local community engagement project with the purpose of delivering a high-quality art installation at The Wendouree West Recreation Reserve, in in early 2018. The aim of the project is to strengthen community connection, improve facilities at the reserve and reduce negative perceptions about the Wendouree West community.

The Project will:
• Enhance the proposed site by installing an artwork that expresses local community identity and reflects the social and cultural mix of the neighbourhood as well as the uses of the site
• Increase interest in local cultural heritage by designing and creating a high quality public artwork
• Promote local community connections by acting as a point of conversation for families, community centre users, sports clubs and other users of the reserve
• Increase the knowledge and appreciation of public art in the Wendouree West community

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Contact person Please contact Kate Gerritsen, Public Art Co-Ordinator, City of Ballarat with any queries

Contact Telephone P: 03 5320 5199 M: 0429 942 076

Contact email address kategerritsen@ballarat.vic.gov.au