Call for expressions of interest: public art

Blue Tree Project Inc are calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create distinct pieces of public art. This artwork would be a key feature of an activation for Mental Health Week 2020 displayed at several locations across Australia.


The purpose of the EOI is to receive artists proposals for assessment to establish a pool of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who can be engaged for the various artwork locations.

What we are looking for?

  • Public art pieces that are representative of country and connection to the community.

  • Artists to produce artwork for a temporary mural decal.

  • Artwork delivered in a high resolution digital format.


Who can apply?

  • Nominated artists must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and reside in Australia.



  • Selected artists will be paid for their work

  • Final design requires Blue Tree Project's final approval

  • Final design must be delivered in high resolution digital format


Key Dates

  • Expression of Interest (EOI) - 3rd August - 1st September 2020

  • Closing date of EOI - 1st September 2020

  • Notification of EOI to applicants - 5th Septmber 2020

  • Development of final concept - 20th September 2020

  • Delivery of artwork - 16th October 2020

Scope of Work

This EOI is to select 2 seperate artists for an upcoming space activation for Mental Health Week 2020 within 2 locations for 2 mural concepts. Mural space to be activated approx 4mx6m. More information about the scope of work will supplied to the successful applicants.


Assessment criteria and process

Artist to respond to all criteria items:

  • Criteria:

  • Provide a brief background story on yourself

  • Demonstration of your artwork representing connection to country and community. As well as incorporation of mental wellbeing.

  • Photos of past work or projects.


  • Process:

  • Your application will be assessed against the above criteria by Blue Tree Project staff, client representatives (where relevant) and external Aboriginal representatives.


How to Apply

Artists are encouraged to submit an email that addresses the above brief to Blue Tree Project CEO, Kendall Whyte via email:


Applications must include:

  • Artistic response to EOI criteria (max 500 words).

  • Photos of past work (can be linked through website or social accounts).

  • Outline your general time frames

  • Quote for time and use of artwork


More information

To request more information, please contact Blue Tree Project CEO, Kendall Whyte on 0428 744 366 or


Acknowledgement of Country

Blue Tree Project acknowledged the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and to Elders past, present and emerging; and commit to building a brighter future together.