Occurring across 39 kilometres of walking track, RidgeWalk (ngurrak barring) invites us to explore the natural wonders, rich histories and cultural offerings of the region.
RidgeWalk delivers 14km of new and improved tracks, architectural nodes, permanent sculptures, land art and heritage interpretation. It also includes a program of temporary exhibitions and performances, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world.
RidgeWalk’s dynamic artistic program provides opportunities for multi-sensory, participatory and educational experiences. It also serves as a platform for ongoing exploration of creativity, history and place.
Yarra Ranges Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from multidisciplinary teams of local, national and international artists to design, supply and install a large-scale land artwork at Kalorama Park, Dandenong Ranges, Australia. This major public art commission will create an iconic marker for the area, viewable from a range of distances and perspectives.
About ngurrak barring
Occurring across 39km, the track travels through forests of towering mountain ash and rich understoreys, passes through townships and emerges to panoramic views of Melbourne. Public art, architectural nodes, heritage interpretation, digital platforms and a program of temporary exhibitions and performances will feature along the track.
About the Land art
Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from multidisciplinary teams of local, national or international artists to design, supply and install a large-scale land artwork at Kalorama Park, located within the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia.
This major public art commission, located close to the highest point of the Dandenong Ranges, will create an iconic marker for the area, viewable from a range of distances and perspectives.
The Kalorama Park Land Artwork will be a large-scale, site-specific work, creating a unique and remarkable destination for local residents and visitors to ngurrak barring.
The Artwork will complement the form and character of the site and its surrounds and convey a concept that is deeply considered and reflective of the environment and cultural and historical context of the immediate area and/or the wider Dandenong Ranges.
As a Land artwork, it will be integrated with the landscape and must be made using natural or mostly natural materials. It should reflect the ngurrak barring (also referred to as RidgeWalk) vision, particularly by being environmentally responsive.
The budget for this project is up to $360,000 AUD.
Ideal project completion date for this land art commission is 28 February 2024. There may be flexibility to extend delivery by up to 4 months to accomodate time required for manufacture and installation.
Expressions of Interest close 5 April 3pm AESDT.
Read more including how to submit an application here.