Beacon Art Project

Women in black with pink jacket standing outside art gallery on commercial streetCity of Mount Gambier is seeking Expressions of Interest for the Mount Gambier Beacon Art Project.

The Beacon Art Project seeks to capture the unique combination of landscape, people and history that forms Mount Gambier’s identity and resonates with the local community and visitors to the city.

Artists are invited to submit a design proposal for an iconic public art work within Mount Gambier’s CBD.

“The project’s vision is to enhance vibrancy, promote cultural identity, provide a unique attraction and iconic work of art. We encourage submissions that creatively engage the Limestone Coast’s diverse cultural and geographic identity to deliver a significant landmark for the region,” Director Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre and Cultural Development Ashleigh Whatling said.

“Public art can have a transformative power in enhancing both the built and natural environment while fostering a sense of community pride and identity.”
– Director Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre and Cultural Development Ashleigh Whatling

Materials and mediums are unrestricted for this project and artists are encouraged to consider local industry, history and geography when proposing materials.

“Artists should consider durability and low ongoing maintenance are important considerations, ensuring the longevity of the artwork for up to 30 years,” Miss Whatling said.

Consideration should be given to the potential impact on foot traffic, visibility, and the architectural and geographical context of the proposed location.

The Mount Gambier Beacon Art Project will be delivered as a two-stage process. An assessment panel comprising of representatives from the City of Mount Gambier and community members will review the Expressions of Interest, evaluating submissions based on the selection criteria.

Further information about the Beacon Art Project and other EOI opportunities can be found at

The Beacon Art Project Public Art Expression of Interest form can be downloaded here

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5:00 pm on 30 April 2024 and can be sent to or the Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier, SA 5290.

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