Expressions of Interest – Traeger Park mural

Expressions of Interest – Traeger Park wall mural

Through a Public Art Audit, Alice Springs Town Council has identified the need to renew the Traeger Park Oval mural. Alice Springs Town Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified artists interested in developing a new mural.

The artwork is to be that of a sports theme, celebrating the diversity of sports played by men and women in Alice Springs.


The area to be painted is 150m x 2-2.5m (wall height is not uniform). The wall will be primed and ready to paint for the artist, and an anti-graffiti coat will be put on after the completion of the artwork.

The total budget for this project is $30,000 GST excl.

Submissions details

EOIs must be received by COB 28 August and successful submissions will be notified after 30 September. Unsuccessful submissions will also be notified by this date.

EOIs should be emailed to or posted to: Community and Cultural Development Manager, Alice Springs Town Council, PO Box 1071, Alice Springs 0871

Commissioning process

The following stages will guide the commissioning process:

Stage 1 – EOI

An Expression of Interest should include a brief conceptual outline of the intended work including form, materials and palette as well as the design and development process. Also include a CV listing previous commissions if applicable.

Stage 2 – Concept Proposal

EOIs will be reviewed by ASTC’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) and up to three submissions will be chosen for further development. The successful submission will receive $2,000 excl. GST to develop their concept into presentation form guided by ASTC’s `Concept Proposal Submission Requirements’ document, which would also include an estimated cost of development and installation of the mural working within the budget allocated for the commission. The Concept Proposals will be presented to PAAC for assessment and recommendation to proceed to the Design Development stage.

Stage 3 – Design Development

This stage involves the development of the proposal into a Developed Design that is ready for installation. A detailed brief for the requirements of the Developed Design will underpin this stage of the commissioning process and 10% of the overall budget for the proposed commission will be allocated to the artist for this stage. The Developed Design will be presented to PAAC for review and recommendation to proceed to the installation stage.

Stage 4 – Installation

This stage is the final stage of the commissioning process with the artist being contracted to fabricate and install the Developed Design. The remaining 90% of the allocated budget for the work will be allocated to this stage. A contract with Council will be entered into with established milestones and payment schedule, which will be negotiated with the artist.

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