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The Arts

Public Art Applications

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – Melrose Park data-actuated art installation


  • Applications open: Wednesday 11 March 2020
  • Applications close: 4pm, 19 March 2020


The City of Parramatta (the City) invites artists residing in Sydney to submit their qualifications and response to be considered for the Melrose Park art installation project.

The opportunity is for a temporary (24 month) art installation to be placed within the Melrose Park North residential precinct, which is currently under construction.

Project background

The art installation is part of a bigger project which has received Federal Government funding under Round Two of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. The City of Parramatta is working in partnership with PAYCE, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), M Projects, and technology providers, ESRI and [ui!].

This project is piloting the use of a range of sensors to capture, analyse and visualise environmental data including temperature, humidity, air quality, noise and storm water.

Melrose Park North is a new residential precinct being developed by PAYCE, located approximately 17km northwest of the Sydney CBD and 6km east of the Parramatta CBD. The planned multi-stage development is for 4,900 dwellings, 150 affordable housing apartments and will include commercial, retail and community space.

Project budget

The total budget for the art installation is $33,600 ex GST.

The budget includes but is not limited to artist fees, other consultant fees, materials and fabrication (if applicable), transport, installation, equipment, insurance and engineering certification costs (if applicable), etc. The budget must cover all items and resources to complete the project, excluding direct access to the site which will be provided by the developer (PAYCE).

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a project partner and will liaise with the successful proponent to provide technology/data integration, and custom coding and support (for the data feeds).

How to apply

For more information and details on how to apply, see the Melrose Park Art Installation EOI