City of Parramatta

Parramatta Aquatic + Leisure Centre Public Art Expressions of Interest

The City of Parramatta invites artists residing in Australia to submit an EOI application for Public Art for the new Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre. There are two (2) locations…


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Feb 6, 2022




Public Art

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre Public Art Commissions


Applications open: Friday 14 January 2022 [12am AEST – start of day]

Applications close: Sunday 6 February 2022 [11:59pm AEST – end of day]

Project Context

Construction of the Parramatta Aquatic & Leisure Centre has commenced and reflects Council’s vision for a multipurpose, sustainable, and smart project. This facility will be a new form of social space for the community to gather, swim and play as well as enhance the community’s health and wellbeing.

Expected to be completed in early 2023, the Centre will cover 40,000 square metres in Parramatta Park. It includes a 50-metre, 10-lane outdoor heated pool with seating; a 25-metre indoor recreational pool; an indoor learn-to-swim pool; an indoor splash play area; multipurpose community rooms; spa and sauna facilities; fitness centre; café; and up to 200 parking spots.

More than 500 trees indigenous to the area will be planted. Solar panels on the roof of the facility’s health and wellbeing centre will generate more than 142,000 kilowatts of power annually, 20 times the energy an average Australian home uses.

Public Artwork Commissions Overview

This opportunity is for up to two (2) permanent (minimum lifespan 20 years) exterior Public Artworks to be located in the new City of Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

There are two (2) locations proposed for sculptural Public Artworks that may be considered as two separate commissions, or one commission containing two artworks in dialogue with each other.

Artworks will respond to the site, the Scope of Works, Curatorial Vision, the Architectural Vision and the function and activity of the Centre. Artworks that explore water, mist, fog, atmospherics, or lighting within the sculptural form are encouraged.


Artwork One (1): Sculptural

One sculptural commission budget $310,000 (ex GST, all inclusive)

Location: Western forecourt entry to Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Artwork Two (2): Sculptural

One sculptural commission budget $310,000 (ex GST, all inclusive)

Location: Raingarden area adjacent to the 50m outdoor pool within the Centre.

Download Guidelines

Visit the City of Parramatta’s Public Art Expression of Interest page for details and Download the project guidelines which contain the Artist Brief and Draft Contact.

How to apply

For more information and details on how to apply please visit the relevant link below:

Expressions of Interest for Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre Public Art


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