A keynote work responding to the theme of Home will be commissioned as a centrepiece to the Design Fringe
Australia has the longest continuous living civilisation in the world and our nation has been home to our First Nations people for
millennia. Ideas about what makes a home, connections to country, place and people are important for all and we see this theme as both a
provocation to create work that might be a political act and an opportunity for learning and connection.
The commissioned work must represent contemporary design practice, including, but not limited to architecture, fashion, textiles, furniture,
Expressions of interest will be accepted from individual artists and designers or collectives whose practices may be cross-disciplinary.
Proposed work should explore new terrain conceptually, materially, experientially or formally. Applicants are encouraged to consider
current social or political issues relating to the theme of Home. We hope to see proposals that are thought-provoking,
that will instigate dialogue, debate and reflection.
The commissioned artist, designer or collective will receive an all-inclusive fee of $10,000 excluding GST.
This will cover:
- Artist fees
Costs directly arising from the involvement of the recipient(s) in the development, fabrication including all materials and equipment,
installation and realisation of the commissioned work
- Documentation of the work for pre-publicity
- Transport to Linden New Art for installation
- Site visits and project meetings
- Insurance (public liability at a minimum)
- Engineering fees (if applicable)
- Other certifications (if applicable)
- Sub-contractors and consultant fees
- Maintenance manual
IMAGE > Robert Fielding, Routes / Roots [installation view], 2020. Image courtesy of the artist and Mimili Maku Arts.
Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography.