Calling all artists

Recycled Christmas Art Project – Expression of Interest 2013 Festive Season Project

The City of Greater Geraldton is seeking Expressions of Interest from local artists to produce a temporary art work utilising recycled materials incorporating the City’s obsolete Christmas Street decorations to be installed in the CBD area.

The City is calling for installations that integrate and interact with the public and are themed around Christmas in a localised context and promote environmental sustainability. This might

include sculptural work, lighting and sound installations and other work that responds to the general theme.

The temporary works will be unique, exciting, contemporary and contribute to the vibrancy of the CBD. Works that invite audience participation are highly encouraged.

The City will provide and deliver its existing Christmas decorations to nominated address within Geraldton for the purposes of preconstruction.

The possible locations include any city owned public space in the CBD and should be within close proximity of Marine Tce. and will need to be completed and installed by 29 November 2013 and removed between 5 January and 7 January 2014.

The existing decorations are stored at the City workshop depot near the airport and can be viewed by appointment by contacting Steve Davidson on 9965 6774.

Selection Process

Artists need to submit the following:

A written outline of the Artist’s response to the Expression of Interest of no more than an A4 page (up to 400 words) including the intended process to develop the work/s and proposed or envisaged site location.

A short curriculum vitae of relevant experience (no more than one page)

Up to six digital images (jpegs) of current or relevant work with a list that details title, dimensions, media and date of work shown.

Availability in terms of the project time frame

Able to provide a Copy of a current Certificate of Currency – Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10,000,000 either as an individual or as a member of an arts organisation.

After reviewing the Expressions of Interest a shortlist of artists will be invited to participate in the project.


The budget allocated is a total of $3000 which includes cost of materials, artist fees, installation and removal. The Project artists are required to have current Public Liability insurance cover.

Please note that no fee is offered for an Expression of Interest.

Key Dates

Expressions of Interest close: 5pm, Monday 21 October 2013 Installation: completed by 29 November 2013
Opening event: 5pm – 8pm 5 December 2013 De-installation: 5 between 5 January and 7 January 2014.


Power will not be assumed. If power is required it should be battery run or solar/wind powered or negotiated with commercial tenants.

Artworks must be sensitive to the environment and leave no trace. The artwork must be safe for audiences (including children) to interact with it and the artist must be available on the evening of the opening event to supervise and provide information to audiences.


For all enquiries please contact the Project Coordinator Steve Davidson 99656774
Expressions of Interest may be delivered by email to
Or in person to the Civic Centre, 63 Cathedral Road, Geraldton during business hours andmarked attention to Steve Davidson.