Test Sites is seeking artists

The City of Melbourne’s “Test Sites” program is giving artists an opportunity to explore and experiment with creative ideas in the public realm that engage with the history and environment of some of the CBD’s iconic locations.

Test Sites nominated the Melbourne Innovation Districts (MID) as one of its two focus locations.

CBD sites included are the central university campuses, State Library, Queen Victoria Market, Royal Exhibition Building, Trades Hall and Melbourne Museum.

The MID was launched in 2017 as a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and the City of Melbourne.

Expressions of interests close at 5pm on December 5. See: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts-and-culture/art-outdoors/public-art-melbourne/test-sites/Pages/opportunities.aspx

Test Sites is searching for temporary public artworks that are site-specific and site-responsive.

The brief for the Innovation Districts asks artists to consider what it takes to create public space that enables and fosters civic engagement, public debate and urban life.

“We are interested in interactive and immersive work that engages deeply with the site and adds to the visitor experience – whether this is playful, educational, poetic, didactic subversive or any or all of these,” the project brief reads.

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