Public Art

Bass Valley and Hinterland Public Art

Expression of Interest

Commission value - $47,000

Council is extending an invitation to suitably experienced artists to create a contemporary public artwork to be situated in the Bass Valley and Hinterland Region.

Artists are invited to submit design concepts which will deliver an innovative and engaging creative artwork.

The Bass Valley and Hinterland Region Public Art Project is being delivered as part of Council’s annual Public Art Program.

Artists are to propose the preferred site/s within the region, which will be subject to Council approval. Please contact Council’s project manager prior to submitting an EOI to discuss land manager approval. Depending on the nature of the work proposed the artist may select a single site or an array of smaller discreet locations scattered across the region.

A key aim for the commission is that it provides an additional attraction to the area, drawing visitors to explore the Hinterland region.

How to apply

You can review the Expression of Interest document (PDF 676kb) and make an online application via SmartyGrants.

Submissions close at midnight on Sunday, 16 December 2018. 

Site Visit

A site visit will be held on Monday, 3 December

To register for the site visit please contact

Be Involved

A Community Reference Group has been established and will oversee the project, ensure the artwork is relevant to the residents of the Bass Valley and Hinterland Region. The Group consists of Bass Valley and Hinterland locals, Ratepayers and local business owners.


To register for the Community Reference Group, or to share ideas or ask any questions please contact David Burrows, Team Leader Arts and Culture by email or phoning (03) 5671 2414 or 1300 BCOAST (226 278).


The Bass Valley and Hinterland Public Art Project is scheduled for the 2018/19 financial year and has a budget of $47,000.

In line with the Bass Coast Shire Council Public Art Sites and Themes Plan 2014-2024, the artwork should have an environmental / agrarian theme and represent the local area. The theme could include local food and wine produce.

The project will be delivered in accordance with Council's Public Art Principles and Specifications for Public Art.

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