Light shines on Beacon project

Light shines on Beacon project

The Mount Gambier City Council is seeking expressions of interest for a new art project within the Blue Lake city.

The Beacon Art Project seeks to capture the unique combination of landscape, people and history that forms Mount Gambier’s identity and resonates with the local community and visitors to the city.

Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre and Cultural Development director Ashleigh Whatling said artists were invited to submit a design proposal for an iconic public artwork within Mount Gambier’s CBD.

“The project’s vision is to enhance vibrancy, promote cultural identity, provide a unique attraction and iconic work of art,” she said.

“We encourage submissions that creatively engage the Limestone Coast’s diverse cultural and geographic identity to deliver a significant landmark for the region.

“Public art can have a transformative power in enhancing both the built and natural environment, while fostering a sense of community pride and identity.”

Miss Whatling said materials and mediums are unrestricted for this project and artists are encouraged to consider local industry, history and geography when proposing materials.

“Artists should consider durability and low ongoing maintenance are important considerations, ensuring the longevity of the artwork for up to 30 years,” Miss Whatling said.

Consideration should be given to the potential impact on foot traffic, visibility, and the architectural and geographical context of the proposed location.

The Mount Gambier Beacon Art Project will be delivered as a two stage process.

An assessment panel comprising of representatives from the City of Mount Gambier and community members will review the expressions of interest, evaluating submissions based on the selection criteria.

Further information about the Beacon Art Project and other EOI opportunities can be found at

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm on April 30 and can be sent to or the Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier, SA 5290.

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