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Wauchope Bicentenary Riverside Sculptural Trail

Rocks Ferry Reserve

Riverside Sculptural Trail Expression of Interest - EOI Closed 12 July

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (PMHC) has invited artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to develop one or more artworks that respond to the criteria set out in this brief, as part of the development of the Wauchope Bicentenary Riverside Sculptural Trail. The project is supported by funding received through the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund and in-kind contribution from PMHC.

The EOI to develop one or more artworks opened Tuesday, 16 June 2020 and closed Sunday, 12 July 2020 (11:59pm AEST). Submissions will now be reviewed against selection criteria and assessed by the Reference Group established for this project. 

Selected artists will enter into a contract with PMHC which specifies agreed delivery outcomes. Once commissioned, artists will be required to provide regular project updates.

The Project Manager and Reference Group will be available for advice and guidance as required in relation to the development of the artwork and its installation and will inspect the artwork during the fabrication phase.  

Installation is planned for February 2021.


Celebrating our unique history with the Wauchope Bicentenary Riverside Sculptural Trail

Wauchope and the surrounding hinterland are steeped in history, and in partnership with the community, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council seek to bring this history to life in a unique space which the whole community can share.

The Wauchope Bicentenary Riverside Sculptural Trail, currently in development, will be a treasured feature of the popular Foreshore Walk in Wauchope, trailing the Hastings River and winding its way from Hastings Street to Rocks Ferry Reserve.

The Walk will depict the history of Wauchope with a particular focus of life on the river and encompassing Aboriginal as well as colonial history creative interpretation, sculptures, and creative seating set with a minimalist approach within the idyllic foreshore location. The Trail presents a unique opportunity to tell community stories in a creative, respectful manner that would result in a legacy to the Wauchope community.

A Reference Group of local stakeholders will inform project delivery and include representatives of the:

  • Bunyah Local Aboriginal Land Council,
  • Wauchope Chamber of Commerce,
  • Wauchope District Historical Society,
  • a Wauchope creative community member with experience in Public/Sculptural Art,
  • Hastings Co-op, and
  • Council staff.

More information and submission requirements

Interested artists were required to submit their EOI to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council by Sunday, 12 July 2020 (11:59pm AEST). Documents relating to the EOI process:

Council conducted two site visits to allow interested artists to familiarise themselves with the sites. Artists are welcome to join the Project Manager and members of the Reference Group on: 

  • Saturday, 20 June 2020 at 10:30am or
  • Tuesday, 23 June 2020 at 1:30pm.

Artists who are interested in collaboration will have an opportunity to meet local fabricators in an online forum. Fabricators who have previously collaborated on creative projects will share their experiences and answer questions. To express your interest in participating in this session, please email denis.juelicher@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

Contact person

Denis Juelicher,
Project Officer Public Art
Email: denis.juelicher@pmhc.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 6581 8111


Wauchope Riverwalk Sculptural Trail Hastings River

This page was last updated on: 13 July 2020