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ARTISTS WANTED for major public works at Arthive

Street Art Walking (SAW) is the latest project from former ARThive co-director Simone Sheridan.
SAW wants the city to come alive with artworks, dispersed throughout the streets, creating a public art walk for all to enjoy, locals and tourists.
Our main goal is to bring back a sense of pride within our streets, while showcasing artistic talent.

Morgan Street Mural by Alex  Ball & Ben Foster
You may have already seen the great works in Morgan Street just out the front of ARThive Gallery. We think the mall is looking better than ever and want to see more of this happening. Fortunately Simone has negotiated to have access to the front and side walls of our building for large scale public art projects! Interested artists are asked to apply to have access to either the main wall facing Morgan Street where our access door is, or the side wall facing Renew Newcastle HQ and King Street. SAW are now calling out for artists to submit expressions of interest and design concepts. You could show off your work REALLY REALLY BIG for all of Newcastle to see, and be a part of what's becoming the hottest little side street in the east end of town.

To download the EOI form CLICK HERE. Expressions of interest due Monday 21st March by 5pm. Email to Simone at streetartwalking@gmail.com

Here's all the information.

Project Brief: The Octapod Association and Street Art Walking (SAW) have been given the opportunity to curate a new project, featuring two large public art walls. We are calling for artists to send Expressions of Interest from individuals or artists collectives to create a positive public artwork around the local Renew Newcastle artist-run space ARThive. This is an exciting chance for you to expose your work to a large number of people in the arts (and wider) community. We want artworks’ that life the profile of the public space with bright and positive imagery for all to enjoy.
Materials: Artworks are to be made for temporary installation and artists will need to specify exactly what materials they will use to create the artwork. So far, we have worked with outdoor house paint and good quality aerosol paints.
Location: ARThive Wall A) Main Wall (facing Morgan Street) – Entrance to 111 Hunter Street Wall B) Back Wall (facing Renew Newcastle HQ and King Street)
Project Details:
Wall A)
Dimensions: 6.66m wide x 3.2m high EXCLUDING: The ARThive notice board is 1.83m wide x 1.23m high
This space is to be left free from the project, as it is an ARThive promotional tool and space for exhibiting artists. We would like artists to propose a design that incorporates this negative rectangle space, considering the fact that the ARThive notice board will change in design often.
Wall B) Dimensions: 3.5m wide x 5m high This wall is facing Renew Newcastle HQ and King Street
Although we have divided the project into two parts, both walls can be painted as one large project. Please specify which walls you want to work with in your EOI. Artists must design full colour designs for us to picture the artworks on the building.
1. Proposals Open Friday 4th March
2. Applications for EOIs close 21st March
3. Artist chosen by Monday 23rd March
4. Work to be completed by Thursday 31st March
5. Launch on Friday 1st April
Artists are required to send EOIs with the following information included:
1. Proposal Brief – A minimum of 250 words explain your idea for either; Wall A or Wall B (or both). Artists are asked to be specific as you can to describe the scale, size and concept behind the artwork. Tell us what colours you will use and the process involved.
2. Support images – Designs and sketches of your proposal for this project.
3. Artist CV – Something that shows us what you have done in the past.
4. Photographs – Example of previous street art works or large scale commissions.
5. Artist budget for this project – How much will you need to cover materials, artistic labour and any other costs like safety equipment? Be as specific as you can in your budget. DOWNLOAD AN EXAMPLE BUDGET HERE.
EMAIL EOIs to Simone at streetartwalking@gmail.com

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