Art Competition guidelines

Yorgum Healing Services is seeking submissions from Noongar artists residing in Noongar country (Perth) to design an artwork mural for the wall of our Wittenoom Street East Perth Office. We would like the artwork to reflect the Noongar seasonal calendar including Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang and for each of these seasons to display and tell the story how seasonal changes can positively impact social and emotional wellbeing.

In the Submission we would like to see a portfolio of previous work which showcases your experience. This is a competitive process and submissions will be judged by Yorgum Board of Directors and the CEO for final selection.

The artwork will be applied to branding of print and digital resources, merchandise and signage as well as future marketing campaigns.

Background

Yorgum Healing Services is seeking submissions from Noongar artists residing in Noongar country (Perth) to design an artwork mural for the wall of our Wittenoom Street East Perth Office. We would like the artwork to reflect the Noongar seasonal calendar including Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang and for each of these seasons to display and tell the story how seasonal changes can positively impact social and emotional wellbeing.

In the Submission we would like to see a portfolio of previous work which showcases your experience. This is a competitive process and submissions will be judged by Yorgum Board of Directors and the CEO for final selection.

The artwork will be applied to branding of print and digital resources, merchandise and signage as well as future marketing campaigns.

Deliverables for Winning Artist

  • The Artist will meet with Yorgum Board of Directors and CEO to yarn about what the artwork will represent and to agree on key elements (including colours) before commencing the artwork.
  • The artwork will tell a story about the Noongar Six Seasons and will explain the seasonal changes and how these changes can positively impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
  • The artist will design and provide artwork for the external brick wall at 176 Wittenoom Street, East Perth (4.2m length by 3.8m height (see image below).
  • The artwork is also to be supplied in digital form such as Illustrator files (AI and APS files) along with hi-res and low-res jpegs. (This can be discussed with the Panel.)
  • The Artist will provide a written story and summary explaining the artwork.
  • The artwork will become the property of Yorgum Healing Services Aboriginal Corporation and will be used by Yorgum for branding of print, digital and media resources, and future marketing campaigns. At times only parts of the artwork may be used instead of showing the whole artwork.

Key Dates

Schedule
Dates
Submissions OPEN
17 June 2022
Submissions CLOSE
8 July 2022
Judging and announcement
11 – 22 July 2022
Artist briefing
25 – 29 July 2022
Finished Artwork due
19 August 2022

Artist Submission

Email to:
Dion Storey
General Manager, Corporate & Executive Services
dstorey@yorgum.org.au
08 9218 9477