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The Arts

5 Parramatta Square Public Art

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – 5 Paramatta Square (PHive) Public Art Commissions

Please note the following changes have been made to the response criteria for this EOI:

  • The mandatory compliance and qualitative questions around the Artist’s professional experience have now been consolidated into one single mandatory compliance question.

Please direct any questions regarding these changes, or any other aspect of the EOI, to the Procurement Officer.


  • Applications open: 10am, Monday 15 November 2021
  • Applications close: 4pm, Tuesday 30 November 2021


The City of Parramatta invites artists residing in Australia to submit an EOI application for one of three 5 Parramatta Square (PHive) Public Art commissions.

EOI ONE: Sculptural

This opportunity is for one permanent (min lifespan 20 years) Public Artwork to be placed within the new City of Parramatta Civic and Community Centre - PHive.

This standalone ‘primary’ sculptural artwork will span the ground floor double height void. 

EOI TWO: Moving Image

This opportunity is for two moving image commissions with a maximum display lifespan of three (3) years).  

Project Context

Parramatta Square is the new civic and commercial heart of the City of Parramatta. It will become an important gathering place, destination and transit area for the many people who move through Parramatta on a daily basis. 

Central to Parramatta Square will be 5 Parramatta Square (PHive), a new form of social space for the community to gather, learn and play as well as enhance the community’s wellbeing. Due to open in 2022, 5PS will be a six level Council owned and operated cultural and civic building, housing Council’s central library, Council chambers (seat of government), meeting rooms, a Dharug Keeping Place and flexible programmable spaces. 


EOI ONE: Sculptural

One sculptural commission budget $400,000 (ex GST, all inclusive)

EOI TWO: Moving Image

Two moving image screen-based commissions of budget $50,000 each (ex GST, all inclusive) 

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How to apply

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