Artists are invited to make their mark on Melbourne’s CBD with a rare opportunity to showcase their artwork on prominent public canvases at RMIT’s City campus.
Current students, staff and alumni are invited to register their interest in the first stage of the Urban Animators: Living Laboratory program.
Ten artworks – five digital projection and five hoarding artworks - will be commissioned in the program's first stage.
Incorporating fixed works on hoarding inside the campus along Bowen Street and digital works projected onto the façade of buildings 10 and 12 along Swanston Street, the Urban Animators program will transform the heart of the City campus.
Expressions of Interest will be accepted between Monday, 18 May and Friday, 5 June.
More than 50 artworks will be commissioned over two-and-a-half years, providing significant public exposure and funding to students, staff and alumni artists.
Shortlisted artists will be paid $500 to develop their concept, with commissioned artists awarded $1500 for each artwork.
Artworks will be displayed intermittently during the life of the New Academic Street construction program, scheduled to start in mid-2015, subject to RMIT Council approval.
Urban Animators: Living Laboratory is run in partnership between the New Academic Street Project Team and the Centre for Art Society and Transformation.