‘Making cultures visible’: First Nations artists in spotlight

Sunshine Coast Council

Artists identifying as Kabi Kabi or Jinibara are invited to express their interest in designing an artwork that reflects connectedness between libraries, each other and Country.

The selected artist will be awarded a paid commission and the final work will feature across a variety of library promotional materials including library cards, banners, web content and more.

Sunshine Coast Councillor David Law said libraries were inclusive and welcoming spaces.

“We want to continue to celebrate and make our local First Nations communities and cultures visible,” Cr Law said.

“These commissioned artworks will help to connect and showcase our Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Country.

“Submit your expression of interest today!”

Artists have until Sunday, May 26, 2024 to submit their expression of interest. Two artists will be shortlisted and invited to submit two concepts each providing an indication of the colour, palette and composition that would be used in the final commission, should the artist be successful.

Following the concept period, the panel will review the submitted concept designs to select the successful artist.

Key dates

  • Expressions of Interest close: Sunday 26 May 2024 (11.59pm)
  • Shortlisted artists notified by: Friday 7 June 2024
  • Shortlisted artist concepts due: Friday 28 June 2024
  • Successful artist notified by: Friday 12 July 2024
  • Commissioning period: Monday 15 July to Friday 23 August 2024

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