In 2019 the Appin community will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the mine disaster that killed 14 miners, leaving a heavy toll on the community.

In recognition of the anniversary, South32 is seeking expressions of interest from artists to create a major public artwork for permanent installation at the Appin Sportsground, 40 Sportsground Parade, Appin. The commission seeks applications of an original public artwork by an Australian artist or artist collective, with the successful applicant/s being granted $100,000 to create their work.

Proposals must be received by Sunday, May 5. The successful artist will be notified by Friday, May 17.

Prerequisites
  • This is a commission for a new and original work. Existing artworks and/or concepts will not be accepted as part of any application.
  • Submissions will only be accepted by Australian artists or Australian residents (however, in the case of a consortia of artists, not all artists must identify as Australian, but there must be at least one representative).
  • The public artwork is intended to be a memorial.
Submissions

The expression of interest submission asks for the artist's initial thinking and creative strategy, but not for a full concept. Download the full brief here.

For more information contact Jessica Bloemen, Specialist Corporate Affairs, on 0450063997 or email [email protected].

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