Artist Concept Design Brief
Indoor Cricket Training Centre
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY
Maroondah City Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced artists to develop work for an adhesive vinyl or paint application on the exterior and interior of the recently completed ‘Maroondah Edge – Indoor Cricket Activity Centre’ located in Jubilee Park, Ringwood. A total of $20,000 is available for a commission that encompasses both the exterior entry point to the building and up to three interior walls. We encourage representation from a wide range of artists, including but not limited to First Peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTQIA+ communities. Artists working collaboratively are also able to submit a proposal.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
We, in the spirit of Reconciliation, acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as traditional custodians of the land now known as the City of Maroondah, where Indigenous Australians have performed age-old ceremonies. We acknowledge and respect their unique ability to care for Country and their deep spiritual connection to it. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
Link to further information including site images here: Public Art in Maroondah | Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council supports public art throughout the community as a way of enhancing the municipality’s cultural vitality. Guided by Maroondah’s Public Art Policy and the Arts and Cultural Development Strategy 2020 – 2025, public artworks respond to the community’s desire for traditional and contemporary art forms in public places. Maroondah’s growing collection of indoor and outdoor public art enriches the public realm and the community’s experience of and connection with these spaces.
Ringwood is located 29 kilometres east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, within the City of Maroondah local government area. As part of Maroondah City Council’s vision for the creation of vibrant and connected communities, the Maroondah Edge project sits within the broader context of enhanced infrastructure and sporting facilities in Ringwood.
The facility was designed following a two-year pilot project with the tenant sports clubs of Jubilee Park to support the development of inclusive, gender equitable facilities and club environments. Designed with the specific needs of women and girls in mind, Maroondah Edge provides a dedicated, year-round all- weather cricket training venue that services the training needs of both local and regional cricketers of all levels and abilities and Cricket Victoria coach and player development initiatives. The facility accommodates a range of additional sport training and modified sport programs to support increased community participation in physical activity. Maroondah Edge also supports Cricket Victoria’s aim to provide pathway, coach and umpire development programs year-round.
PUBLIC ART ELEMENT
The key public art features of this project will be permanent paint or permanent adhesive vinyl treatments to be based on approved designs during the concept design period. It is suggested that the commissioned artist will focus on at least two areas within the building including the external entry wall and an internal wall. Artists are required to nominate preferences for commission areas as part of the application process.
The works are intended to contribute a sense of vibrancy to the centre and to thematically relate to the activity in the centre.
Note: Whilst a variety of approaches are welcome and the response to the brief does not necessarily need to include figurative images, it is anticipated that if the design depicts people that the images have representation of women and girls.
• Originality, creativity and impact as demonstrated by previous projects (up to five images)
• Response to the context of the location noted in a 250-word artist statement using the sporting theme as a reference and this may include broader architectural, historical, social or geographical references.
• Ability to present a practical low-maintenance design that lasts ten years and takes into account the site-specific logistics and feasibility including safety and limiting opportunities for impact of vandalism and graffiti
• A project budget should include the following: artist fee, sub-contractors, fabrication, installation costs, necessary permits.
• Ability to work efficiently as part of a larger team and within the timeline and requirements of Maroondah City Council which includes:
– Public Liability Insurance
– Ability to deliver a workplan using materials and methodology that minimises future wear and tear
We value a diversity of views, interests, life experiences and backgrounds and we actively encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Artists are required to submit a proposed budget during the shortlisting process. The fee will need to outline a detailed breakdown of costs including materials, artist fee, insurances, cost of design and printing vinyl and installation.
The total maximum fee available for this commission is $20,000 (excluding GST).
It is highly recommended that interested artists attend a site visit at one of the following times:
6pm to 6.45pm Wednesday 1st November, Maroondah Edge, 7 Gardini Ave, Ringwood VIC 3134 (entry from oval area)
10am to 10.45am Thursday 9th November, Maroondah Edge, 7 Gardini Ave, Ringwood VIC 3134 (entry from oval area)
– one page curriculum vitae
– artist contact details including telephone and email
– up to five images of previous works
– 250-word statement addressing the brief
– high level budget including breakdown of artist fee and proposed work
Please compile the above information into one pdf for submission. Proposals can be emailed to Maroondah City Council Public Art Program Lead, Jane O’Neill at email@example.com
Any queries can be made to Jane O’Neill, Public Art Program Lead on 0436 442 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are challenges providing the above information for proposal please contact the Public Art Department above.
Applications close at 11.59pm on Thursday 7th December
A panel of Maroondah City Council designated representatives will assess proposals to shortlist a number of artists to be paid a fee of $500 to produce a Concept Design, with selection and commissioning of the successful artist in February 2024.
Image: Maroondah Edge 8
Key dates include:
Artist Brief opens – Thursday 19th October 2023
Recommended site visit – 6pm to 6.45pm Wednesday 1st November 2023
10am to 10.45am Thursday 9th November
Artist EOIs close – send to email@example.com by 11.59pm
Thursday 7th December 2023
Selection panel process 7th December – 14th December 2023
Concept Design Commences 15th December – February 10th 2024
Concept Designs Due February 10th 2024
Commissioned artist confirmed Thursday 22nd February 2024
Design development Thursday 22nd February – Thursday o 25th April 2024
Fabrication 25th April – 16th May 2024
Installation 24th May 2024
Launch 13th June 2024
REQUIREMENTS FOR SELECTED ARTISTS AT COMMISSIONING STAGE
Risk Assessment and Safety Plan
If shortlisted, applicants must submit a suitable site-specific Safety Plan during the Design Development phase. This Safety Plan must be specific to the execution of the work onsite at Croydon and detail use of ladders or elevated work platforms as well as adequate barriers for the protection of the artist/artists and pedestrians.
The Artist will be required to provide a maintenance plan for ongoing care of the work. Upon completion of the artwork/s, the Artist is to provide Council with written advice detailing what actions (including appropriate materials, methods and indicative costs) are reasonably required for the maintenance of the artwork/s, sufficient to ensure the artwork’s ongoing integrity.
Public Liability Insurance
The Artist will take out during the period of the contract:
(i) A public liability insurance policy in a form approved by Council with Council named as a principal under a principal’s indemnity extension clause acceptable to Council for a minimum sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) for each and every claim, covering Council and the Contractor against all actions, costs, claims, charges, expenses and damages whatsoever which may be brought or made or claimed against Council or the Contractor or both arising out of or in relation to the performance of the Works.
(ii) A work cover insurance policy insuring against liability for death of or injury to the Artist’s employees.
Before commencing any part of the works, the Artist will produce to the Public Art Program Lead evidence to the satisfaction and approval of the Team Leader Arts and Cultural Development of the insurances required to be affected and maintained under this Contract.
The Artist will be contracted by Maroondah City Council. Support will be provided by Council’s Public Art Officer will include liaison with stakeholders, artistic development, safety requirements in association with Artist’s safety management and communications.