Stockland is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from Australian artists and sculptors to create pieces of public art for M_Park.
Update on 20 November 2020: Shortlisted artists announced
Stockland would like to thank all artists for their time and effort in submitting a concept as part of the expression of interest for proposed sculptures at M_Park.
We received an impressive collection of 54 submissions from 34 artists (Site A: 14 submissions, Site B: 32 submissions and Site C: 7 submissions). Our judging panel includes team leaders from Development, Project Management, Group Design, Marketing, Sustainability, Placemaking and our external Landscape consultant.
A rigorous and challenging process was undertaken to shortlist the artworks that best brought M_Park's vision to life.
Congratulations to the following artists who have been shortlisted for Stage 2:
We would like to retain all submissions for further opportunities within Macquarie Park as they arise. In addition, we will be issuing an EOI request for an opportunity at Stockland Wetherill Park in December. We will also continue to seek expressions of interest for projects across other Stockland assets including Retail, Workplace, Logistics and Communities.
Background on the initiative
Australian professional artists who are 18yrs and over and experienced in delivering a three-dimensional art installation are encouraged to express their interest. Each installation could be a single piece or multi-piece artwork, using the artist's chosen medium of sculpture, carving, painting, digital or other suitable mode and materials. The public art criteria is; "An original, physical 3D artwork specifically designed and created by a local artist for public display that enhances the bioscience and tech. ecosystem, whilst inspiring community pride and a sense of belonging, and creating a stronger connection to community cultural life."
We are looking for creative and innovative design, use of form, technique and materials, at the forefront of new ideas and sustainable practice. All execution must conform to risk and safety in design standards, whilst being robust, durable and low maintenance. Download the application form below.
What is M_Park?
M_Park is a $450 million redevelopment located in the heart of the Macquarie Park, which sets out to break the conventional business park mould by centring on the things that matter and drive performance – wellness, convenience and human connection.
Stockland’s new commercial precinct has been expertly designed across a three-hectare site to deliver four buildings surrounding a central green park. The precinct will offer state-of-the-art office space, as well as co-working, retail and conference facilities.
Designed by international architecture firm, 3XN, and local architects, Chrofi, M_Park focuses on being more than your everyday workplace, with key elements of work-life balance, wellness, movement, community, and flexibility.
The first stage of development, which is expected to commence in early 2021, will include circa 16,000sqm of office and retail space. On completion, the masterplanned M_Park business precinct will offer 55,000sqm of A-grade commercial and retail space; smart technology across all office fit-outs; dedicated health and wellbeing facilities including a wellness centre, bicycle storage, childcare and end-of-trip facilities; and dedicated secure and on grade car parking.
How do I apply?
Please note that Stage 1 EOI submissions are due on Sunday 15 November 2020.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Promoter is: Stockland Development Pty Limited, ABN 71 000 064 835, Level 25, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 (Stockland). The final selection process will be made by a judging panel at Stockland. The number of entries to be selected is at the discretion of Stockland Development Pty Limited and this decision is final. No further negotiation will be entered into. Stockland reserves the right to vary the terms of, or cancel, the project at any time without liability to any entrant or other person, subject to applicable laws.
PRIVACY AND COLLECTION NOTICE
Stockland will collect and use each entrant’s personal information for the purposes of:
a) conducting the EOI (which may include disclosure to third parties for the purpose of processing and conducting the EOI) and for promotional purposes, public statements and advertisements in relation to the EOI;
b) providing information about the products and services offered by the Promoter and its related companies and its affiliated retailers; and
c) research to improve its products and services.
If the EOI process involves submission of a photograph, drawing or other content or providing content as entry, by entering the submission process, each applicant agrees:
a) to their entry being made available for public viewing;
b) that all entries are subject to the approval of Stockland. Stockland reserves the right to approve all entries before publication and to remove any entries at any time in its absolute discretion. However, Stockland is not responsible for any entries that are published and visitors view them at their own risk;
c) that if they upload or otherwise cause another person’s profile picture or other Facebook content to be made publically available, that they have obtained consent from each person they add to submit that person’s profile picture or other Facebook content;
d) to release Stockland from liability for their entry to the full extent permitted by law;
e) to indemnify Stockland against any claim, legal or otherwise that may arise out of the use or publication of the entry;
f) and promises that their entry is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party;
g) that Stockland has an unrestricted, irrevocable, transferable, divisible right and licence to use and modify their entry for the purposes of Stockland’s business including for promotional purposes without the payment of any further fee or compensation.If requested by Stockland, the entrant agrees to sign any further documentation required by Stockland to give effect to this arrangement. To the extent permitted by law, entrants unconditionally and irrevocably consent to any act or omission that would otherwise infringe any moral rights in their entry; and
h) that if the entry involves a photograph, they have obtained the prior consent of any person depicted in the photo or, in the case of children, they have obtained the prior consent of the parents or legal guardians of the depicted children.