Reconciliation Action Plan artwork commissioning

Expression of Interest

Reconciliation Action Plan | Artwork commissioning

BRIEF

Windlab is committed to recognising the unique place that Australia’s First Nations Peoples and cultures hold in the Australian landscape.

Windlab has developed a Commissioning Project to source artwork for the Windlab Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) publication.

The clean energy transition is a priority focus at all levels of government in Australia and a significant opportunity exists to provide meaningful opportunities for First Nations Peoples to achieve at their full potential through employment, procurement, and business engagement in the sector.

Windlab’s priority is to establish and develop respectful, trusting, and mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations communities across Australia, and support opportunities for Traditional Owners to shape the direction of renewable energy developments on Country.

Windlab’s RAP framework and process is our opportunity to use our renewable energy projects to elevate Indigenous voices, support the preservation of culture, language and knowledge, promote active land management and environmental protection by Traditional Owners incorporating First Nations knowledge and techniques, and partner to deliver meaningful employment, education and enterprise outcomes for First Nations Peoples. In this way, Windlab aims to support Indigenous people to shape the direction of renewable energy developments on Country and across Australia.

Windlab encourages artists to bring their own interpretation to the project. However, Australia’s sun, wind and diverse regional landscapes, as well as the role of partnerships, mutual respect and collaboration in progressing reconciliation could form a basis for inspiration.

ABOUT WINDLAB

Windlab is the 100% Aussie-grown global renewable energy company championing Australia’s clean energy transition.

We exist to go BIG on renewables. Fully integrated across the entire renewable energy value chain, Windlab uses world leading science to find, construct and operate Australia’s top-performing renewable energy projects.

For almost 20 years, Windlab has applied Australian-developed, world-leading atmospheric science, modelling, and wind energy assessment technology to find, construct and operate the nation’s top wind energy projects.

The communities that host Windlab’s projects are long-term stakeholders. Windlab respects the needs and wishes of Traditional Owners and communities and prides itself on driving positive socio-economic outcomes for local people in regional Australia.

Windlab takes its environmental obligations seriously, and we work with experts, communities and partners to minimise our impact and protect environmental values.

Windlab is headquartered in Canberra and has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Townsville, Ararat and Hughenden.

For more information about Windlab, visit www.windlab.com.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Provide best practice planning that will incorporate provision for this artwork commission from the earliest stages of planning, design and resourcing.
  • Support a First Nations artist through the commissioning of artwork. The cultural knowledge and artistic skills of the artist who contributes to the RAP publication will be recognised and valued.
  • The artwork will reflect a responsive design approach that embodies the identity of First Nations People.
  • The artwork will demonstrate appropriate aesthetic appeal and as well as cultural integrity.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR FINAL ARTWORK

  • Artwork must be unique and original.
  • The work must be a 2D work on paper or canvas.
  • Artwork must be a minimum size of 55cm x 75cm and maximum size of 90cm x 120cm.
  • Artist must include an artist statement that explains the artwork.

ENTRY CONDITIONS

  • 200 to 300-word response to the brief detailing your interest in this project.
  • 200-word description of your art practice and experience.
  • Artist CV including contact details.
  • Sketch or design of the proposed work.
  • At least four images of relevant examples of recent work (JPEG/PNG format)

SELECTION CRITERIA/JUDGING PANEL

Expressions of interest will be shortlisted in consultation with Windlab’s Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group and Executive Management team.


BUDGET

  • $5,000 excluding GST for artist/s, materials, and licencing fee.

Note: Windlab will enter into an agreement with the successful artist and will require the use of the artwork for promoting Windlab, nationally and internationally.

  • Windlab will cover the cost of freight/display of the original artwork at Windlab’s Head Office in Canberra.

TIMELINE

  • Expressions of Interest must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • The successful artist will be notified no later than 5pm on Friday, 25 November 2022
  • The artwork must be completed and received by Windlab no later than Friday, 6 January 2023

SUBMISSION

Please submit all expressions of interest electronically to [email protected].

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

All general queries relating to this project should be sent to:

Lara Lavers

Senior Manager Corporate Affairs

p. 0403 595 359 | e. [email protected]