Thanks for your submissions

Thank you to all artists and collectives for your submissions.

Nickolas Stuart, also known as Olas One, completed the mural in April 2024.

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Calling all local and emerging artists

We are seeking proposals from local and emerging artists to develop a new work of art to be installed as a painted mural in the Newcastle Beach Pedestrian Subway. Proposals should include both the development of a mural design concept and installing the mural at the site.

This call out is open to all artists and collectives with a connection to Newcastle. Artists should have previous experience in working at scale, in the public domain, and will have the skills and resources to undertake or oversee the painting of the mural.

Artists are encouraged to consider the following in their design proposals for the Newcastle Beach Pedestrian Subway:

  • Artwork that celebrates Newcastle's unique community, makes the beach feel welcoming, and cleverly considers the site.
  • Contains visual elements that the local community may easily identify with.
  • Is graphically strong, visually appealing, and interesting to pedestrians.
  • Compliments the street art throughout Newcastle CBD which the community has embraced.

Submissions closed 5pm Friday, 15 December 2023.

What are the proposal requirements?

All proposals must be prepared using the Request for Quote (RFQ) template provided in the document library and should include:

  • Your name, contact details, and a link to your website and social media.
  • Artist biography and CV (up to 3 pages total).
  • Up to 10 images of existing works of art that are indicative of the work you would like to develop for the Newcastle Beach Pedestrian Subway Mural.
  • A brief proposal (up to 300 words) outlining what you propose to develop for the Newcastle Beach Pedestrian Subway Mural.
  • A quote for undertaking the full Newcastle Beach Pedestrian Subway project. This includes design development of the mural for the site (incorporating CN concept review comments, and one further round of feedback on the developed design) and then the painting of the final work at the pre-prepared site.

Please do not include final designed works of art in this proposal. Proposals should only include reference images to existing previous works of art, your project budget and your written proposal.

For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).