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First Nations Artwork - EOI

First Nations public art will be woven into the new theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, with submissions now open for First Nations artists to create a significant permanent public artwork.  

This major public art commission in the external entry forecourt to the new theatre will enable the sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures through a signature artwork that expands the new theatre’s ability to connect visitors to inspiring stories.

First Nations artists with a cultural connection to Queensland can apply, with expressions of interest closing 4 July.

It is anticipated the public artwork will respond to the new theatre’s location on a stretch of the Brisbane River around Kurilpa Point that has been a traditional meeting place for the Aboriginal people of Brisbane

Public art specialists UAP and First Nations art and design consultants Blaklash have been engaged by Queensland Government to coordinate and manage the EOI and public art commissioning process.

Three artists will be selected to progress in a paid competition process, working alongside Blaklash and UAP to develop a site-specific artwork.

The new theatre and the inclusion of important First Nations public artwork that celebrates First Nations cultural heritage, will create a striking centrepiece for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics.

The Queensland Government through Arts Queensland is investing in the delivery of a new $175 million theatre at the Queensland Cultural Centre, creating a fifth theatre for QPAC.

For more information visit the Major First Nations Commission page.