Expressions of Interest for Westerfield Drive Mural

 15 November 2021

Westerfield Drive Reserve Mural Wall

Monash Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from artists to design and implement a mural on an existing wall within Westerfield Drive Reserve. The mural aims to assist in the beautification of Notting Hill and create an engaging visual in the reserve.

Council received funding from the Victorian Government through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's Pocket Park Program to create a park at Westerfield Drive Reserve. The local park includes a mural on an existing brick wall (pictured), with construction to take place in early 2022.

The upgraded Reserve includes innovative sensory play elements and discovery trail as well as enhanced family and social recreation opportunities through a new playspace, landscaping improvements, local art and natural shade. The mural will be located in the Village Green area, on the Samada Street side of the playspace. The Village Green area includes a two swing-set, open lawn area, seating for casual play, picnics and quiet relaxation.

There are well documented benefits of murals. A mural can create belonging and a sense of pride, helps make a neighbourhood stronger and safer, reduce graffiti and tagging.

The concept design for Westerfield Drive Reserve can be viewed here: shape.monash.vic.gov.au/westerfield-reserve

EOI Process

Please refer to the EOI, Westerfield Drive Mural Artist's Brief and the Community Engagement Report below for further project context and the objectives and requirements of the proposed artwork.

Expressions of Interest - Westerfield Drive Mural (pdf, 788KB)

Westerfield Drive Mural Artist's Brief (pdf, 1MB)

Community Engagement Report - Westerfield Drive Mural (pdf, 2MB)

Interested artists are encouraged to provide Council with the following as part of your Expression of Interest:

  • a Curriculum Vitae, including three (3) relevant referees
  • up to three (3) digital images of previous mural work
  • up to 500 words indicating your interest in the project and/or proposed approach
  • Copy of current public liability insurance certification. (Note: applications will be accepted if this is not currently available but will be required prior to signing of the contract if your proposal is selected.)

We do not necessarily expect fully realised designs at this stage, but would like to get an idea of what you plan to do, why you plan to do it and your experience in similar projects.

No fee is offered for the Expressions of Interest phase. Artists will retain copyright in submitted designs throughout the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to read the Westerfield Drive Mural Artist's Brief and Community Engagement Report before submitting an EOI.

Submitting an EOI

Expressions of Interest must be submitted to kate.bolaffi@monash.vic.gov.au by 5pm on Thursday 2 December 2021

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