Calling on local artists to add splash of colour to the region in 2023
Published 25 October 2022
Moreton Bay Regional Council is inviting professional artists apply for an opportunity to put their talent on display for the region to see by creating contemporary murals as part of Council’s new public art program - Art At Large.
Mayor Peter Flannery said it’s not too late for artists to submit their expressions of interest for three professional art opportunities to create large-scale artworks on Council owned assets at Bribie Island, Caboolture, and Strathpine in 2023.
“Moreton Bay is blessed with natural beauty from our hinterland to our coastlines, but now it’s time to give our urban centres a little colour,” he said.
“The Art At Large program is a new public art program designed to give professional opportunities to locals artists and brighten the spaces we see on our everyday routines - or create totally new destinations for people to visit.
“Whether you’re an art lover or not, public art has the power to lift the spirit of the community, attract positive change, and drive conversation.
“We started this program off with a bang at the external wall of the Redcliffe Museum, where First Nations artist Lexie Abel painted her homage to the Peninsula for everyone to marvel at on their walks or visits to the museum.
“Moreton Bay is a region that’s thriving, so it’s important that we put our best foot forward to show we’re a vibrant destination that people want to visit time and time again, especially with the 2032 Brisbane Olympic & Paralympic Games when the world will literally be on our doorstep.
“We are committed to supporting the development of a thriving arts and cultural sector in Moreton Bay Region and providing skills building and employment opportunities for local artists and driving positive social and tourism outcomes for the region.
“In 2023, Council plans to commission three separate contemporary mural artworks on Council-owned facilities and assets in Strathpine, Caboolture and Bribie Island.
“So if you are a local artist or know of someone who might suit this kind of work, please submit your applications by October 31 through the Council website.”
For more information and to apply visit the website at: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Arts-Culture-Heritage/Art-At-Large/Current-Opportunities