ACRE21 – Town TWIG artist EOI

The ACRE Project is a collaboration between artists, farmers, community development workers and arts workers from across the wider Swan Hill region. Since 2009, The ACRE Project has run on-farm artist residencies, seminars, workshops and exhibitions that look at how art and agriculture intercept with history, community resilience and planning.

The ACRE Project is led by the team at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, supported local councils and by Regional Arts Victoria, South West Arts and Creative Victoria.

What we’re commissioning

This year The ACRE Project is planning its biggest collaboration yet – ACRE21. A new component of this year’s program is something we’re calling the Town TWIG – a celebration of community, inviting locals to come together, share in some top-quality music, a fire and a good chat.

There will be four Town TWIGS, one in each of our four council areas – at Nyah (Swan Hill Rural City Council), Quambatook (Gannawarra Shire Council), Yanga (Balranald Shire Council) and Moulamein (Murray River Council).

These will be held in May and June 2021.

In recognition of these Council’s ongoing support of ACRE21, an artist resident in each of the council areas will be commissioned through a simple EOI process, to create an ephemeral sculpture to act as the feature artwork at their local Town TWIG.

EOIs will be assessed by two council representatives and one from the ACRE21 team.

Town TWIG artist EOI requirements

To produce a feature sign / sculpture for the Town TWIG that will be a visual feature of the night-time event. 

  • It must incorporate the element of fire (for example, tea lights or small monitored fire) and the word TWIG.
  • It must be a minimum of 3 metres wide by 2 metres high.
  • It must be self-supporting.
  • It must be able to be erected simply and be safe for the duration of the Town TWIG event.
  • Fee – $2000 plus GST

How to apply

Email your response to the below questions and attachments to Expressions of interest must be received by Monday, 5 April (Easter Monday).

  • Answer the following three questions:
    – What interests you about being the selected artist for your region’s Town TWIG? What skills and experiences do you bring to it? (max 250 words)
    – Describe your initial ideas / response to the brief. Include what your piece will look like, what it will be made from etc (max 250 words)
    – How do you imagine undertaking this work, will develop your arts practice? (max 250 words)
  • Provide your current CV that demonstrates your capacity to deliver on this work.
  • Provide up to five (5) images of your work.
  • Provide an indicative sketch of what you propose to create.