Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – Epping Boronia Grove Mural Commission
Parramatta City Council is seeking proposals from artists to collaboratively work with community members to design and install a playful, energetic and interactive mural to the exterior northern wall of the Boronia Grove Community Centre building in Epping. The mural can use all or parts of this wall.
The Boronia Grove Community Centre is located in the heart of Epping (40 Victoria Street, Epping). It is within 5 minutes’ walk from Epping train station. The Centre is adjacent to a council owned an open-air car park to the north; an area of remanent blue gum high forest trees directly adjoining the building to the east; a residential tower to the south; and the council-owned Boronia Park to the west. The front entry to the building is on the eastern side. The café is located on the western side and has its own discrete entry.
Boronia Grove Community Centre is a newly refurbished community centre comprising of 5 community meeting rooms, 1 arts room, 2 office spaces, 1 café space.
Public Artwork Commissions Overview
This opportunity is for a mural to go on the exterior northern wall of the building (ie the wall that faces the car park). The mural can be across all or parts of this wall.
The wall is around 6.8m high and 21.2m in length. The building is on a slightly slopped incline. On the eastern side, there is a protruding bin enclosure. There are also three egress doors and four windows on this wall. The wall has panel-like ‘accents’.
NB: the building is has a lifespan of up to 8 years, subject to council planning decisions.
Artworks will respond to the ‘How to Apply’ section of the Expression of Interest document; keeping in mind the ‘Scope of Works and Deliverables’ and anything else that is detailed in the EOI document. Artworks that create a sense of playfulness, energy and interactivity are encouraged.
The commission is valued at $30,000 (ex GST) to undertake community engagement, concept design, and installation.
Council will assist the artist in defining, organising and promoting the community engagement activities.