Calling artists and creatives – expressions of interest are now open for rail trail art.
Artists from across Australia are invited to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for The Great ARTdoors Project, which will see outdoor art installed at various locations along the Great Victorian Rail Trail between Tallarook and Mansfield.
Following community consultation about the scope of the project in November 2021, we are now looking for artists to be involved in the creation and delivery of the installations.
The Great Victorian Rail Trail is one of the premier rail trail experiences in Victoria, and a stand-out visitor attraction for the north central region. The trail attracts over 130,000 users per year, including cyclists, walkers and horse riders.
The art installations will attract more visitors to the trail and support communities along the trail by building on its reputation as a tourist attraction and recreational space.
Artists and creatives are invited to submit an EOI to be involved in the tender process. EOI from First Nation artists, particularly those with a connection to Taungurung, are encouraged. Installations of differing scales will be commissioned.
More detail about the project, and how you can express your interest in the tender can be found online.
The $1.2 million Great Victorian Rail Trail Art Installation and Signage project is funded by the Victorian Government Regional Tourism Investment Fund Stimulus Round, as part of the COVID-19 tourism stimulus package through Regional Development Victoria.
The Project is being delivered through a partnership between Mansfield, Murrindindi and Mitchell Shire Councils.