Art At Large: Lakeside footpaths

Council is commissioning six artists to create vinyl public artworks for six separate sections of concrete footpaths along three lakes in the Moreton Bay region.

The vinyl artworks will:

  • Enhance the amenity of the footpaths from March to December 2024.
  • Profile the creativity of artists from the Moreton Bay region.

Artist opportunity: Vinyl on lakeside footpaths

Council has selected six sections of concrete footpath along lakesides in Mango Hill, Narangba and Caboolture for the vinyl artwork commissions. Six artists will be selected, one for each of the footpath sections, resulting in six separate commissions.

The three locations of the selected footpath sites are:

  • Capestone Lake, Mango Hill – two artworks to be commissioned
  • Centenary Lakes, Caboolture – two artworks to be commissioned
  • Norfolk Lakes Park, Narangba – two artworks to be commissioned.

Each section of footpath is 30 metres in length. Each vinyl artwork will cover 40 percent of the selected section of the footpath (not full coverage of the 30 metres).

The vinyl artworks will be installed in mid-March 2024 and removed in mid-December 2024.

Expression of interest process

This opportunity is open to artists who reside within the Moreton Bay local government area, or artists with connection to the Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal Traditional Owner groups who might reside outside of the local government area. You must also be:

  • a practising artist
  • 18 years of age or older
  • available for the program dates.

Artists will be asked to submit the following:

  • their bio
  • a 200-word initial response to one of the curatorial themes outlined below
  • a one-page CV
  • up to 5 images that best represent their artistic practice to be considered for the opportunity.

Note: This is an Expression of Interest. You are not required to submit a concept design at this stage.

Curatorial themes 

Artists need to respond to only one of these themes in their 200-word response:

  • natural lakeside environments in either Mango Hill, Caboolture or Narangba
  • surrounding environments in proximity to the lakes (For example; shapes, colours, nearby residences, parks etc.)
  • experiences of the lakes.

Assessment criteria

A successful application is not guaranteed by filling out the expression of interest form. Council will review and assess your submission against the following criteria:

  • strength and merit of artistic practice
  • connection and relevance to the curatorial theme and sites
  • shows an understanding of making art for the public realm.

Successful artists will be notified on 22 September 2023.

The EOI and commissioning process for the six temporary public art opportunities will be guided by Council’s Cultural Activation team.

Successful artists will be mentored by an external public art professional appointed by Council during the Concept Design and Design Development phases of this project.

Each successful artist will be paid a fee for the concept design and design development, totalling $1,500.

Program timeline

By submitting an EOI you are confirming your availability for the following program: 

Timeline   Date
EOI open (3 weeks) 28 August 2023
EOI close 18 September 2023
Artist selection 22 September 2023
Concept development (4 weeks) 2 - 27 October 2023
Design development (3 weeks) 6 - 27 November 2023
Printing and installation 19 - 25 March 2024

Expressions of interest are now closed.