Friday, October 23, 2015


Public art project and artist in residence

City of Boroondara

Artist Laura Woodward with her artwork The Return (2014) exhibited at Town Hall Gallery.

'The Droplet Project' is an art project set around the themes of integrated water management and water sensitive practices, working with an artist in residence and engaging with the Boroondara community.

The City of Boroondara is seeking to commission an artist to develop a public artwork to be displayed (temporarily) outside on a City of Boroondara site. Space for development of the artwork will be provided through the provision of an artist in residence studio at the Hawthorn Arts Centre for six months. As the focus is engaging with the community, the selected artist will be required to develop and run 6 -10 creative participatory cultural development workshops that engage with targeted members of the Boroondara community around the artwork and the key themes - valuing water, integrated water management and water sensitive practices. It is expected that some of these targeted members of the Boroondara community will be young people from local schools in the municipality.

The completed work will be displayed for a short time (approximately 3 months) outside at a City of Boroondara site. The preferred location is the (soon to be) landscaped civic space adjacent to the Hawthorn Arts Centre at 360 Burwood Rd (corner Burwood and Glenferrie Roads), Hawthorn. 

City of Boroondara seeks expressions of interest from experienced professional artists who wish to be considered for this exciting project.

It is envisaged that the artwork take the form of an outdoor work which is designed to withstand the outdoor environment of the site for the proposed display period. 

How to Apply

Download the Expression of Interest form here, and any questions can be directed to: 

Mardi Nowak, Senior Curator, Town Hall Gallery
Phone: (03) 9278 4775

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