Sunday, June 23, 2024

Greater Dandenong opens EOI for theatre artwork

VIC

City of Greater Dandenong Council is calling for expressions of interest to create a temporary artwork to adorn the façade of Dandenong’s Drum Theatre.

The Council says the Inside Out Public Art Commission Project is an exciting opportunity for artists to create a visually captivating, site-specific artwork that will reveal the Drum’s inner creativity on its outer shell.

The theatre opened in 2006, retaining the Lonsdale Street façade of the Dandenong
Town Hall (originally opened in 1890) – the iconic landmark now sports a red ‘drum’ that is the core of the building.

Each year, the Drum hosts more than 200 performances and events for over 40,000 visitors and is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks.

Council is seeking an individual artist or collective team who can create a large-scale artwork that “will captivate the audience and evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity”.

The temporary artwork should last for five years and tell a story of the building and the community while celebrating the engaging experiences and vibrant programming that take place inside.

Expressions of interest are open until 3 June 2024. Visit Inside Out – Drum Façade – Expression of Interest | Drum (greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au) for more information.

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