Mural Arts Project

Seeking expressions of interest

The Shire of Harvey is seeking expressions of interest from artists interested in creating wall murals for a number of potential projects at various sites throughout the Shire.

The commissioned artworks will reference the site and surrounding area, sit harmoniously within the nominated sites and be appropriate for community interaction.

Selected mural artists will be required to complete the artwork in response to an artist brief and complete within the timeline and allocated budget.

Sites for consideration and design briefs are outlined below.

Leschenault Estuary Eco Museum – Old Coast Road, Australind

Leschenault Estuary Eco Museum
Old Coast Road, Australind

Design Brief

The site of the mural is located on the western side of Leschenault Estuary Eco Museum which is located between Old Coast Road and the Leschenault Estuary. The artwork concept should have visual impact on the space and represent themes that complement the area’s character and identity. The artwork should cover the wall facing onto Old Coast Road.

Dr Peter Topham Memorial Swimming Pool  36 Hinge Road, Harvey

Dr Peter Topham Memorial Swimming Pool 
36 Hinge Road, Harvey

Design Brief

The site of the mural is located along the main street in Harvey on the outside of the Dr Peter Topham Memorial Swimming Pool building. The artwork concept should have visual impact on the space represent themes that complement Harvey’s character and identity.

The artwork should cover the wall facing onto Uduc Road, the main street of Harvey. Consideration should be given to the Harvey River and the Harvey River Diversion Drain which runs alongside the building.

Ridley Place Foreshore Shed ​Old Coast Road, Australind

Ridley Place Foreshore Shed
​Old Coast Road, Australind

Design Brief

The site of the mural is located along the Leschenault Estuary and Old Coast Road in the Ridley Place Foreshore public open space. The Shed is located near the Karragarup Place Space which features an iconic crab structure. Future development on the site will include a café restaurant.

The Shire is conducting a master plan for this site which includes youth focused activations.

The mural will need to wrap around the Shed. The artwork concept should have visual impact on the space and represent themes that complement the area’s character and identity.

Wokalup Tavern 11538 South Western Highway, Wokalup

Wokalup Tavern
South Western Highway, Wokalup

Design Brief 

The site of the mural is located on the Wokalup Tavern on the South Western Highway facing south.

The mural will function as an entry statement to Wokalup and must also reference the Mornington Train Disaster in a tasteful and contemporary manner.

The Boundary, Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre ​Tom Latch Drive, Harvey

The Boundary, Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre

Design Brief 

The site of the mural is located on the southern side of The Boundary which is part of the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre which is the sporting and cultural hub for Harvey and the surrounding area.

The artwork concept should have visual impact on the space and represent themes that complement the area’s character and identity.

How to Apply

Project priority will be determined depending on the quotations received.

To provide an expression of interest for each project, artists are required to provide the following information:

  • Artist Contact Details, qualifications and experience statement
  • Examples of previous work
  • Brief written description of the concept
  • Quotation

Each expression of interest is to include a quotation for the individual mural project. This allocation must cover all associated project costs such as final concept designs, artist fee, paint and art supplies, any equipment hire, site visits and associated meetings and travel costs. The artist must also supply an artist statement which will be used to create an interpretative sign that will be installed onsite.

Expressions of interest are to be emailed to Manager Place Amy Pitts.

Expressions of interest close on Friday, 4 June 2021.

Project Timeline

Expression of interest open 20 May 2021
Expression of interest close 4 June 2021
Commissioned artists notified and contracted 11 June 2021
Detailed concept response due 25 June 2021
Installation of mural June/July 2021

For further information on the project, email Amy Pitts.

Public Art Policy

The Shire of Harvey has a Public Art Policy which forms the criteria for assessment of all public art commissioned by the Shire. You can find out more about the Public Art Policy here.