Artists wanted for the Templestowe Village Pop-Up Park activation

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We are looking for two emerging mural artists to work with acclaimed First Nation's mural artist Robert Michael Young. Together you will create a ground mural as part of the activation of Templestowe Village Pop-Up Park. 

Rainbow coloured wombat with symbols etched into the surface by First Nation's artist Robert Michael Young

What you will do

Design and install a temporary public ground mural within Templestowe Village

Each artist will deliver a ground mural measuring approximately 4 x 2 metres.

Robert will guide you through the creative process from concept to installation.

Robert’s stunning native animal mural, situated outside the Templestowe branch of Bendigo Bank, will be used to inspire and reflect on cultural modes of storytelling and explore connection to place.

Participate in a one-day community workshop

You will support the development and running of a community workshop.

The workshop will engage with Templestowe community members, young people, traders and visitors to the village.

The outcome of this workshop will be a temporary and public community led artwork.

Who we are looking for

This opportunity is for two Melbourne based emerging artists wishing to gain professional experience in:

  • public art
  • working in a community context
  • working in a collaborative manner

Artists must be 18 years or over. 

We encourage applications from underrepresented groups including:

  • people with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • people from different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds

What you will receive

Each of the two artists selected for this project will receive the following:

  • Emerging Artist Temporary Public Mural Fee $4,000
  • National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA) rates for the community workshop

This project is funded by the Victorian Government’s COVID Safe Outdoor Activation Fund.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the online form below.

Applications close 24 May 2022 at 5:00pm.


Eligibility requirements

Artists must be available onsite for up to 6 days over the proposed project timeframe. This is currently scheduled for June 2022. The project contains flexibility to meet evolving COVID-19 restrictions and dates may change.

Manningham Council is a child safe organisation and applicants are required to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Artists will need to hold Public Liability Insurance up to $20,000,000 and hold appropriate work cover and personal injury insurance.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will also be required. 

More information

If you have any enquiries, please contact Manningham Creative Industries Officer, Lucy Beattie Hughes on 9840 9333 or email .

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