Invigorate outdoor spaces in the Chatswood CBD with sculpture and installation.
Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial will present 5 public space artworks throughout the outdoor areas of The Concourse, Mills Lane and Spring Street Hub.
Artists can apply with temporary public artworks that are suitable for outdoors. Artworks can be sculpture, installation art, sound installation or installations that incorporate The Concourse Urban Screen.
Artworks proposed can be an existing artwork modified to the Chatswood location, or a sculpture or installation developed site-specifically for the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial, exploring the 2019 WVAB theme The Tenacious Realm; resilience and the community.
It is recommended that artists who wish to propose a site-responsive temporary public artwork contact the Curator to discuss proposal. Artists can also make an appointment for a site visit.
Artists from interstate can contact the Curator for more images of the outdoor areas of The Concourse, Mills Lane and Spring Street Hub.
Present large scale video art on The Concourse Urban Screen.
A program of video art will be scheduled to play every second day during the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial and during the Moon Bar.
The Concourse Urban Screen is one of Australia’s premium outdoor screens, located on the upper terrace of The Concourse.
Willoughby City Council is seeking video artworks that can respond to the theme of 'resilience and the community', that can have the capacity to impact on the public spaces surrounding the screen.
Videos selected for the program will be routinely screened on a regular basis and will be intended to be viewed by not only dedicated Biennial audiences, but also general attendees to The Concourse within the outdoor areas such as the Lower Grass Area, the Concourse Outdoor Steps and the cafes and bars. Please note that there will be no seating specifically placed on the upper terrace of The Concourse Upper for viewing the video art program.
The video art program is to incorporate The Concourse Urban Screen as an additional platform for public art, alongside the sculptural and installation-based temporary public artworks that will be situated in The Concourse outdoor areas and Spring Street Hub during the Biennial.
Video art that is suitable for this program would consider how the formal aspects of the video’s composition and movement could have a presence not only directly below the screen on The Concourse Lower Grass Area, but also potentially along Victoria Avenue.
It is possible to propose a video art installation that incorporates a three-dimensional component to be installed within The Concourse outdoor area.
Features of The Concourse Urban Screen:
412 inch/50 meter square LED screen
960 x 520 native screen resolution
16:9 or 1280x 720 screen size
The best format for the screen is;
Mp4, H.264 codec, 1280 x 720, 25 frames per second, 5Mbps
The Concourse Urban Screen has a low resolution camera to allow the possibility for interactive live-streaming.
Applications for video art can be for an existing video or a video to be developed specifically for the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial.
Enliven the Moon Bar with performance art and happenings.
Moon Bar will take place for one Friday night only during the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial, presenting an evening of video and performance art—set to a party atmosphere!
The event will take place on the Upper Terrace of the outdoor area of The Concourse, situated in front of The Concourse Urban Screen. Audience will be able to enjoy a drink or sweet, for sale from the bar.
Willoughby City Council is interested in diverse approaches to performance art, including interdisciplinary approaches, happenings, sound performance and movement performance.
It is possible for the performance to include technological aspects, and to incorporate The Concourse Urban Screen into the Performance, as well as stream sound through the screen's audio function.
Applications for performance art can be for an existing performance or a performance to be developed specifically for the Moon Bar.