Opportunity for local Aboriginal artist to design feature signage

One of Canberra’s newest nature reserves is about to get a bit more colourful with new feature signage. ACT Parks and conservation are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from local Aboriginal artists to design signs that will highlight the ecological values of the Molonglo River corridor as well as emphasise continuing cultural connections to Country.

The current project seeks to install five customised pillars, each showcasing a single flora and fauna species connected with the reserve and communicating a story of cultural connection to a plant or animal.

The selected species include:

  • River She-oak, Casuarina cunninghamiana (tree)
  • Chocolate Lily, Arthropodium fibriatum (wildflower);
  • Rainbow Bee-eater, Merops ornatus (migratory bird);
  • Eastern Wallaroo, Macropus robustus robustus (mammal);
  • Marbled Gecko, Christinus marmoratus (reptile).

How to apply

Please submit a draft sketch of one or two of the plant or animals listed above to demonstrate your artwork style. Submissions can be made by:

  • Using the online application form
  • Emailing, posting or hand delivering your designs to the contact details below.

If not using the online application form to submit your designs, please ensure that full contact details and a short artist statement/artist bio are included in your application.

Submissions are due by 5pm Monday 5 June 2017.

Please read the Expressions of Interest form for full details on the project, eligibility, assessment and selection.

Expressions of Interest (PDF 318KB), Word version (578KB)

Contact Officer

Want to submit a design or can’t find what you are looking for? For more information on how to register your design, contact:

Darren Le Roux, Environmental Project Officer
ACT Parks and Conservation Service
Address: Level 3, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson
Phone: 02 6207 2422
Email: darren.leroux@act.gov.au