17 August 2020

Media release

Stockland is seeking expressions of interest from local, professional artists in delivering a public art mural in a competitive short list process. The selected artist will be remunerated for their concept design and artwork installation.

Alex Walichnowski, Centre Manager at Stockland Forster, said that the large, 83-metre-long blank wall behind the new Hungry Jacks – which was built as part of the centre development works this year – is the perfect opportunity for the centre’s first community art mural.

“We hope to find an inspired artist or artists to create a concept that pays tribute to the local community, its heritage, culture, and of course, its people,” Mr Walichnowski said.

“Stockland Forster is more than just a place to shop – it’s a place where people can connect and spend time with their family and friends.”

“We want this mural to reflect the community spirit and pride that we see in customers who come through our centre every day, and who better to create this piece of art than one of our very own local artists,” he said.

The mural should be contemporary, feature abstract design, and reflect the local environment’s earthy and natural colour palette. It should also capture the identity of the community, and evoke a sense of connection and pride.

Expressions of interest with fee proposals need to be submitted by 5pm AEST Friday 21 August 2020.

The winning individual or team will be contacted and announced on Friday 11 September, with the works expected to commence in mid-October.

For more information or to enter, please contact Kiera Van Doornum at kiera.vandoornum@stockland.com.au.