Artist Call Out
1) Feature Installations
Four professional artists will be invited to create site-responsive temporary illuminated feature installations for Trail of Lights Festival. Spread across multiple sites, embracing the Trail of Lights route, the installations will illuminate buildings, a heritage listed viaduct, The Federation Trail, and the living world of the Skeleton Creek.
2) Spotlight Installations
We are seeking ideas for large or small scale, site responsive and temporary illuminated installations that will appeal to a wide demographic and can be displayed outdoors.
How to apply
1) Read and download the artist call out and curatorial framework here
2) Look at the festival site map and consider the 5 x site responsive creative briefs here
3) Complete the online application form here
05.07.2019 Expression of interest open
26.07.2019 Expression of interest close
01.08.2019 Successful artists notified
05.08.2019 Site walks with the curatorial team
15.08.2019 Site testing
19.09.2019 Site access for installing works
20.09.2019 Festival launch event
Speak to us
Please contact the festival Creative Producer Lee Ramseyer Bache on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0426 288 453
You must live, work, or reside in the City of Wyndham to apply for the above Spotlight commissions.
3) Open Air Gallery
This callout is open and anyone and everyone to submit their photos, videos, or artworks for public exhibition via projection. If selected your work will be exhibited along the Federation Trail.
Prizes: 5 x $500
Equipment: Screened via Projector Bike
Medium: Photos, videos, or video artworks.
File type: Jpeg, png, psd, tiff, Mp4, Mov
1) Look at the Open Air Gallery site map here to see where your work will be exhibited
2) Submit your work here
Please contact the festival Creative Producer Lee Ramseyer Bache
on email@example.com or 0426 288 453
Anyone can submit work for the Open Air gallery.
The artistic direction of the festival is informed by the curatorial framework. This is composed of our curatorial statement and community story.
‘Wisdom begins in wonder,’ Socrates.
In listening to the wonder of the living world more deeply, perhaps – collectively - we can better move forward with the stories that matter.
Re-routing the way we tell our histories - through making inclusive choices to create a more complete and encompassing picture- hints at processes of ecological reconciliation. Our communities diversity reflects the diversity of the unique living world we inhabit; the Western Victoria volcanic plains.
Our 2019 prompt for you is to sculpt a place where wonder weaves wisdom from the vastness of it all.
The Williams Landing and Truganina community is young, diverse, highly educated and evolving. Our community is new, less than 10 years old and the majority of our residents did not grow up in the Wyndham area.
We have a very high proportion of young children. Forecast.id estimates that in 2019, 18% of our population is aged 9 years or younger, well above the Victorian average of 12.5%.
Our growth has been driven by new arrivals to the Wyndham area, from across Australia and across the global. The 2016 census reveals that only 38.6% of us were born in Australia, well below the Victorian average 64.9%.
This has resulted in our community being extremely diverse. Our residents come from many backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities and religions. Williams Landing has the highest portion of Hindi speakers in Australia and Al-Tawa College, Victoria’s largest Islamic college, is less than 1km from the event location. Notably the census also found that 19.1% of our population identify themselves as having Indian heritage and a further 14.2% as Chinese. Across Victoria only 2.7% identified as Indian and 4.7% as Chinese heritage. Interestingly we are very highly educated. 45.1% have a bachelor’s degree or higher, the Victorian average was just 24.3%.
As a new area much of the community infrastructure that are at the centre of established communities (football/sporting clubs, schools and other organisations) are still building their networks and connections with the community.
Trail of Lights was conceived to bring this new community together. A way to build community connections, to bring the people together, create opportunities for neighbours to meet and engage with each other, build a sense of community and belonging through shared experiences.