One lucky local artist will have their design printed across seven carriages of the Gold Coast’s light rail, through the the City of Gold Coast’s Urban Oasis program.
The Council describes it as “an opportunity to extend your practice as a Gold Coast based artist to a transport canvas”.
The unique art opportunity will give the chosen artist exposure to the more than 21,000 commuters who ride the G:Link each day, as well as the tens of thousands more people who see the tram as it winds along the light rail corridor from South Broadbeach to the Griffith University Hospital.
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Expressions of Interest close on Friday 14 October 2016, with applications assessed by a review panel with members of the Public Art Reference Group, mentor artist and a representative from the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Up to three artists will then be selected to progress to the concept design stage where they’ll be paid a $3,000 fee and join a masterclass with the Queensland College of Art Deputy Director Dominique Falla.
The final artwork will then be published on the City of Gold Coast’s “GC Have your say” page for a public vote, with the winning artwork to appear on the G:Link for three months from January next year.
The initiative is supported by the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, GoldlinQ and Go Transit.