RFQ: Sculptors for 2023 Southern Way McClelland Commission- Melbourne, Australia

  • Commissioning Entity

    Southern Way McClelland Commission

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  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission:

    Victoria, Australia, Melbourne

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Simon Lawrie

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    +61 3 9789 1671 (ext 104)

  • Commission Document

    Document not uploaded

  • Brief Description

    McClelland in association with Southern Way has established a program of biennial commissions for major outdoor sculptures, known as the Southern Way McClelland Commission. As part of an ongoing program a new sculpture will be commissioned every two years, resulting in 14 commissions over 25 years. This year’s commission will be displayed on the Peninsula Link freeway adjacent to Cranbourne Road on the Langwarrin exit ramp, which is close to McClelland on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. After display for four years on the freeway, this sculpture will be installed at McClelland as part of its permanent collection. Applications for the Southern Way McClelland Commission are open to all artists from 28 February to 16 May 2022. The recipient of the commission will be announced in May 2022 and it is envisaged the work will be completed by the end of September 2023. The value of the Southern Way McClelland Commission is AUD$300,000 plus GST. This amount includes fabrication of the work, transportation to the site, and installation. The commission provides artists with the opportunity to develop a major public work that is intended to embody high aesthetic aspiration both as a major statement by the artist and a significant cultural statement within the history of Australian sculpture and public art. Style and materials are open. This opportunity is open to artists from all countries. Please find the installation site information linked here, and see the commission document for additional information.