Council will commission a $30,000 public art project in Glenlyon.

They are seeking expressions of interest from artists to create public art at one of four locations around Glenlyon: the Mineral Spring, the Recreation Reserve, the Glenlyon Dam or the walking trail from Morton St to the Bio-link.

The project can take a range of forms from sculpture, landscaping and design elements like street furniture to sound and light and performance works. The aim is to enhance the sites and to strengthen connections to the history, culture and location of Glenlyon for both the local community and visitors.

Council intends that “This will be a work that inspires and delights its audiences, resonating for some time after they have seen it.”

All being well, health and other emergencies permitting, the art work will be installed by February 2021.

Selection process

Local artists are particularly encouraged to apply for the commission.

The first stage of the selection process will create a short-list of up to three Australian artists with experience in making public art. They will then be asked to submit an outline of their work to the Council’s Public Art Advisory Committee in August this year. Council will appoint the artist at the September Council meeting.

You can find out more about the project on the Council’s website. Expressions of interest close on 10 June 2020.