Grocon Hoardings Public Art Initiative – Brisbane ARI Call Out


Deadline:2nd May, 2014


Grocon is developing a new building at 480 Queen Street located in the CBD of Brisbane. The building’s unique design opens itself to a myriad of opportunities where public art can be integrated to enhance the visual amenity and cultural depth of the immediate area. Grocon would like to offer the city a different experience of urban construction and support the community through charitable gains.

Each year Grocon runs an internal competition to identify innovations that might be adopted or applied within the projects that Grocon undertakes. The overall winner for 2012 was Grocon employee Zoran Trimcevski, who suggested a using the project development hoardings as a blank canvas for a temporary art program that would also create opportunities to support local Australian artists and charities. Grocon has asked Urban Art Projects (UAP) to assist in developing this creative concept to aid ntheir nominated local charities.


During construction of 480 Queen Street, there will be a hoarding structure erected at the site. UAP would like to invite local Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) to submit a proposal for up to four exhibition opportunities for the hoarding structure that will change over 4 times within 1 year. It is intended that parts of the hoarding artwork created by artists will be sold at events hosted by Grocon to assist a range of local charities. It is expected that there will be enhanced media opportunities for the ARI’s and artists during this time. This is a pro bono project for UAP because we believe in supporting emerging artists and promoting local charities. Respondents are asked to express their interest by submitting a portfolio and statement of approach according to the requirements specified in this document.

The submission deadline is 2 May, 2014

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