Competition Name: Urban Oasis
Details: We’re searching for an artist, or an artist led team, to design and deliver a major public artwork – an Urban Oasis in the heart of one of Australia’s bustling tourist precinct.
The design competition is open now to local, national and international artists.
Located at one of the Gold Coast’s busiest junctions – where the city’s expanding light rail network crosses a key east-west pedestrian corridor. Urban Oasis will signify the pivot point between Surfers Paradise and the cultural precinct – in Evandale; this is the beginning of the cultural corridor.
We’re seeking an artist, or artist led team, to pick up the Urban Oasis theme and respond to this challenging yet rewarding location.
An independent jury, chaired by Robyn Archer AO, the City’s Arts and Culture Strategic Advisor, will select up to five finalists and invite them to develop their designs further.
The final artwork is expected to reflect the character of the Gold Coast, its subtropical abundance, to engage with the audience and ignite the imagination of locals and visitors.
The winning design will receive a $330,000 commission.
Entries close 16 December 2015.
Information and registration moregoldcoast.com.au/publicart