EOI: Public Art Mentorship

An opportunity in Melbourne's west for an emerging First Nations artist to develop their creative practice in public space alongside artist Kait James.


We are excited to offer a unique paid mentorship program designed for an emerging Bunurong/Boonwurrung or other First Nations artist located in Victoria interested in developing their creative practice in public spaces beyond the gallery walls. The mentorship is an opportunity, offered by Wyndham City and Deakin University’s Public Art Commission, to contribute to the production of a significant public artwork led by Kait James, that celebrates First Nations culture and country in Naarm's west, and responds to the historical infrastructure of the Main Sewage Outfall and the associated renewal project, Greening the Pipeline.

This paid opportunity will help the mentee to gain experience and knowledge from renowned Wadawurrung artist Kait James, while working with a diverse and supportive team of curators, landscape designers, production coordinators and crew. This program is aimed at providing hands-on experience and knowledge in the complexities of making a major public artwork

Please consult the EOI outline document before submitting your application: EOI outline document

Key information

Submission period: 23 April - 7 May

Mentee Fee: $1500 (includes travel expenses)

To apply: Please submit a short response, no longer than 200 words, to this opportunity. You should describe the kind of work you make and how you envisage this opportunity would benefit your creative practice. Three images or links to your practice should also be included in your response.

Send questions and responses to:

Cameron Bishop Associate Professor in Visual Arts Co-director, Public Art Commission, Deakin University: