QE II Drive / State Highway 6 Nelson Public Artwork Commission
Nelson City Council [NCC] in partnership with New Zealand Transport Agency [NZTA] wish to commission a new public artwork for a high-profile gateway site and now invite Expressions of Interest’s [EOI’s] from artists who are New Zealand citizens or those who are permanent residents.
This is an exciting opportunity to transform what is currently an uninteresting but highly visible site by creating a large-scale artwork that is both aesthetically pleasing, and which provides a creative point of difference to the city’s existing public artworks.
The work is to be installed along the north side of QEII Drive, specifically between Haven Road and Wildman Avenue, upon the existing wire fence and concrete wall which runs parallel for approximately 70 metres and then curves around into Wildman Street potentially adding a further 45 metres. (refer: Site Plan). It is not a requirement that concepts ‘conceal’ the existing structure, responses could possibly take the form of numerous smaller installations intermittently spaced along the site to create a congruous whole.
NCC welcome submissions of concepts from artists that can be realised within the $25,000.00 budget available toward this initiative and who would ideally be able to create and install their design by 24 December 2018, however this date could be negotiable.
The closing date for submissions is 4pm on Monday 24th September 2018.
Full information along with Submission forms are availabe at: http://www.acn.org.nz/visual-arts.html
Enquiries may be made to: Lloyd Harwood (Arts Council Nelson) email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone P: 03 548 4640