Calling all First Nations Artists and Creators!

7 Jul 2021

As part of our Little Malop Street Redevelopment we have launched an exciting design opportunity for First Nations artists to create public artworks to be integrated into the design of the new Geelong Arts Centre.

Key locations have been identified to incorporate First Nations artworks within the buildings design enabling our audiences and communities to be the beneficiaries of this vibrant vision for an arts centre, set proudly on the global stage. .

We are looking to select up to four First Nations artists to create either sound or visual works that reflects the significant Indigenous connection to Country, history and culture of the region. Submissions must be considerate and respectful of Wadawurrung Traditional Owners’ cultural rights and responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity not to be missed, so if you, your friends or family are First Nations artists, be sure to register interest by 5pm on Thursday 29 July.

How to register

  1. Get a brief portfolio of your work together including examples of either of visual or sound artistry. (Submissions must be considerate and respectful of Wadawurrung Traditional Owners’ cultural rights and responsibilities)
  2. Prepare a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact name, email, and phone number.
  3. Email the above 2 items to by 5pm on Thursday 29 July 2021

Please see the attached downloadable ‘registration of interest form’

ROI First Nation Design Services

Image - Geelong Arts Centre's Ryrie Street Building Illumination - Inspired by 2021 Reconciliation Week Artwork - 'Action' by Jessica Johnson.

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About the Geelong Arts Centre Little Malop Street Redevelopment

The Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment will completely transform the existing Little Malop Street building and will significantly expand the capacity of Geelong Arts Centre with multiple new performance venues, an upgraded box office and refurbished back-of-house and administration facilities. More dining options and an outdoor atrium are also being considered in the design.

The vision for the completed Little Malop Street redevelopment is bold and places artists, community and creatives within the creative heart of Geelong.

The completed Geelong Arts Centre will be a significant step in the cultural revitalisation of the city – a reposition from its manufacturing past to a knowledge and culturally based future as a UNESCO-acknowledged city of design, reconciliation & representation.