Expressions of Interest

We are seeking expressions of interest from professional artists to lead our community in an art making / Community project for our 25th festival.  Commission of successful submissions will be subject to external funding.  We have excellent established relationships with migrant groups, youth, disability, our indigenous community, schools as well as local dance groups among others.  We are open to any medium but the successful submission needs to provide opportunity for locals to learn new skills and engage with a visiting professional artist. 

The specific location and scale of the work is not yet defined and we welcome submissions that are new and/or cutting edge. We are able to accommodate varying concepts, timelines and budgets but respectfully request that all concepts have a strong element of community engagement with a public outcome during the festival (29th May- 7th June 2020). 

The successful submission will be supported by a local liaison and project manager.

We would require a short concept proposal by 5pm on the 12th July 2019

If you would like to discuss further please contact Sarah on 0468387121 or email

The theme of the 2020 Art is… festival is Art is… Unexpected.

Unexpected: a surprising disruption to the everyday....

For a brief moment in your busy life, pause and see something as if for the first time.  In the 25th year of Art is… we dare you to be surprised, delighted or challenged.  Through engaging with the unexpected, we are moved to see ourselves a little differently. Turning this view upon the world changes how we see.  By noticing the unusual in the ordinary we see new avenues to explore; if we take the time to follow them, the unexpected is inevitable.  Join us in observing the unexpected in the everyday, exploring the world with a childlike sense of wonder and excitement as we make footprints through our land.  

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