Falls Creek is one of Australia’s leading all season alpine resorts, with a long history of engagement with the arts. The village has previously supported cultural events including artist camps, exhibitions, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, film festivals and Falls Creek Museum. Two years ago it launched a summer artist-in-residence program which has seen many well-known artists creating new work in the area.
Launching stage one of the major commission today, Falls Creek CEO Stuart Smythe said, “We are thrilled now to finally be announcing plans to commission a major new work by an established artist, enhancing the visitor arrivals experience and the gateway to the village, signaling our proud history and our commitment to art with altitude.”
The artwork will complement the commanding presence of the alpine peaks visible in this area, as such, it is expected that the successful work is likely to be of considerable impact.
Falls Creek Resort Management (FCRM) are currently seeking expressions of interest from established artists, with expressions of interest closing on 11 May 2018. A copy of the Artist Brief for the Public Art Commission is available now on request by emailing [email protected]
Priority themes for the commission include raising broad awareness and appreciation for Victoria’s unique alpine environment and creative development around alpine-specific concepts.