Expressions of Interest sought for new public artwork in Regatta Park

Expressions of Interest sought for new public artwork in Regatta Park

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Penrith City Council is calling for artists to submit their Expressions of Interest to design and create an iconic public art piece for the new Regatta Park recreational precinct.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist to be part of a city-shaping project for Penrith and to create a public artwork that engages, inspires, and welcomes visitors to the Nepean River for generations to come.

The commissioned artwork will be a key feature of the new Regatta Park precinct that celebrates the rich history and significance of the location and reinforce the intergenerational connection between the river and the local community.

Talented artists are invited to detail their experience in delivering public artworks and their ability to develop durable and robust artworks in Stage One of the Expression of Interest period, which is open for four weeks until 16 December 2020.

Three shortlisted artists will be selected from Stage One and each will be awarded $1,500 to develop and present their concept design proposal and outline how the Artist will engage with the community.

The successful artist will be announced in February 2021 and receive $125,000 for all associated costs to complete the artwork including the fabrication, delivery, and installation.   

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said this is a major opportunity for an artist to create a timeless piece of art for one of the most beautiful locations in Penrith.

“The Nepean River is our region’s most loved natural asset and an iconic public art piece within the new Regatta Park precinct will create even more opportunities for locals and visitors to experience and enjoy this very special part of Penrith,” Cr McKeown said.

Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres said the completed Regatta Park would be an asset for Penrith.

“The Regatta Park upgrade is a fantastic outcome of the City Deal and I look forward to this piece of public art adding to what will be one of Penrith’s must visit destinations,” Mr Ayres said.

A Public Art Review Panel will be established to oversee the artist selection process. 

The Regatta Park upgrade is being jointly funded by Australian and NSW Governments through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, and Penrith City Council.

A detailed brief about the project is available to view or download from Council’s website penrith.city/regattapark and from the yoursaypenrith.com.au/regatta-park. For queries regarding the EOI process please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 17 November 2020.