THEME – “YOUR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT”
CLOSING DATE – Tuesday 30th April 2019
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (PMHC) and the Bonny Hills Progress Association (BHPA) are inviting creative designers, artists, graphic designers and students to submit artwork to be incorporated onto the facade of the Rainbow Beach Reserve amenities block in Bonny Hills. The aim of this artwork is to add to the social amenity of the area while reducing the prevalence of graffiti at the site.
The winning artist will have their designs translated onto the southern sides of the amenities block, as well as winning $1000 in prize money.
About Bonny Hills
Bonny Hills captures many of the visual qualities of NSW North Coast settlements. It is characterized by the pervasiveness of the landscape and visual qualities influenced by the natural environment, including: Rainbow Beach, Bartletts Beach and Grants Head.
On the rise overlooking Rainbow Beach sits the Wauchope - Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club and popular eatery The Fat Fish. The club is the longest established organisation within the town and has been continuously operating since 1958 and is a common destination for community gatherings and events.
Environmentally, the site contains the Rainbow Beach Nature Park, home to many species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and bird species. Plant life extends from the mangroves through to the natural bush.
The cultural uses of this area extend back in time to Aboriginal custodianship of the Birpai People, when its resources were used for food, shelter, materials and medicine. Mangrove and paperbark forests were utilised for the construction of shields and canoes and opportunities for fishing fresh fish and crabs.
It is hoped that the design will reflect the local coastal township of Bonny Hills.
About the design site
The amenities block at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills has been recently built by Council and services the users of the Rainbow Beach Reserve and adjacent children’s playground. Many events such as Moonlight Movies and Back to Bonny’s sees hundreds of community members gathering in the reserve.
Proposed art concept
Designs must be bold, original and reflect the beautiful Bonny Hills area. Creative concepts should include key elements of the area which may include natural flora and fauna, beachscapes and surfing scenes. Designs may be abstract and must take into consideration that the work will be in the public amenity and be suitable for all audiences.
A free creative workshop with materials will be held on the ground floor of the Surf Club at the Rainbow Beach reserve by local artists to inspire and encourage designs for the competition on 6 April from 10am – 12pm.
How to enter
Just print out an entry form215KB pdf(PDF, 215KB), draw, print or collage your design into the printable area, complete the entry form and submit your design in pdf form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must be a resident of the Port Macquarie-Hastings region.
Entries close at 11.59pm on 30 April 2019
All submitted designs must adhere to the template and content requirements.
- Your design must be original.
- Your design must reflect the Bonny Hills area and it’s environment
- Designs can be literal or abstract, however designs should respond to the following themes: “Your local environment”
- Designs should be created in such a way that they can be easily translated to the amenities facade and be supplied in a PDF Format.
- Designs can be hand-drawn or computer-generated.
The winning design will be converted into a scalable format by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and be utilised to create the mural for the amenities block.
Designs may vary from the original winning design in order to meet the technical application of the design to the surface. The winner may be consulted through this process, however, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council reserves the right to determine the final design and look of the print.
Entrants should note the winner is not required to apply their design to the panels but will be asked to assist an experienced mural painter to do this.
The criteria for judging the best submission will include adherence to the design guidelines and theme, along with the production of an imaginative design which is strong, bold and creative and can be reproduced easily for the mural production.
The panel will consist of:
- 1 x Port Macquarie-Hastings Councillor
- 2 x representatives from the Bonny Hills Progress Association
- 2 x members of the Cultural Steering Group
- 1 x community member (Youth)
Submissions are due on the 30th of April 2019 by 11.59pm
The winner will be contacted directly by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and announced by the 6 May 2019.
Competition timeline and milestones
- 13 March: Competition Opens
- 6 April: Free Inspiration workshop at the Rainbow Beach Reserve
- 30 April: Competition Closes
- 2 May: Panel selects winner
- 6 May: Winner announced
- June 2019: Installation of mural on Rainbow Beach Amenities block
If you have any questions, please contact Council’s Creative Place Facilitator, Skye Frost at email@example.com or (02) 6581 8111.
This page was last updated on: 13 March 2019