This project is now closed
Euroa's giant 3.5m magpie sculpture was officially unveiled on 11 August 2023 in Euroa's Seven Creeks Park.
Read the engagement report here
Vote on Public Art Sculpture for Euroa
Strathbogie Shire Council adopted a Public Art Policy in September 2022. The policy provides a clear and transparent process for assessing and making decisions about the design, placement, and preservation of art in public spaces in Strathbogie Shire.
The new policy followed significant calls from the community for more public art. Read the policy here.
After the adoption of the policy, we sought community comment to understand preferences for the type and location of public art in our townships.
Overall, the feedback was positive. Make art happen!
Specifically, there was significant support for bird sculptures but, we were also told to mix it up, surprise us – embrace our region, embrace Taungurung storytelling through art and pay tribute to our history and identity. Read the engagement report here.
A $20,000 commitment from Council was also made in the 2022/23 Budget through a successful Pitch My Project initiative for a public artwork to be located in Euroa.
The sculpture is intended to have a significant lifespan (at least 20 years). It may consist of any material suited to permanent outdoor installation and suitability to all weather. It should also require minimal maintenance across its lifespan.
It is intended that the sculpture will be placed prominently in Euroa. Proposed location is Seven’s Creek Park. Exact location is to be determined and may be dependent on dimensions, design and materials of chosen work.
A budget of $20,000 has been allocated to this art commission through the 2022 Pitch My Project Initiative. Installation and associated costs will be the responsibility of the artist.
Following an EOI period during March calling for artists to submit an application for this project, we're now asking the community to make the final decision from the five finalists below.
Voting period is open for two weeks, from Thursday, 20 April, until 5pm Thursday 4 May 2023.
We are so excited that you are so passionate about our Public Art voting process for Euroa.
Unfortunately we have experienced some issues with the voting process and consequently we have made some updates to this page.
We’ve also turned off the live tally results. We’ve done this because we think it will help us achieve a fairer process.
We would like to remind everyone to play fair! Sharing this link and encouraging people to get involved is awesome!
But, when we present the results, we will look at them as they came in, along with the results from a single IP address.
Council is committed to a transparent and unbiased selection process and encourage all community members to have their say.
- Find the "LOG IN/JOIN" button at the top of the page and click it to start registering.
- Select "LOG IN" if you already have a profile on Share Strathbogie OR select "SIGN UP" to create a new profile
- To create your profile you will need to add: Screen name, email address, password, full name and postcode. Check the boxes that apply and click "CREATE ACCOUNT"
- Now you can start voting - scroll down to the feedback tool, and pick the artwork you like the most, and remember to click the SUBMIT button.
- You will need to register, in order to support your favourite artwork, online. This is so that we can ensure people are only voting once.
- Your personal details are only being used to protect the integrity of the vote.
- If you aren't comfortable using the online voting form, or you have difficulty using the form, you can contact Council for further assistance.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Artist EOI period opens
Friday, March 3, 2023
Timeline item 2 - complete
Artist EOI period closes
5pm Friday, March 31, 2023
Timeline item 3 - complete
Two week review period
March 31 to April 14, 2023.
Timeline item 4 - complete
Applicants notified of the assessment outcome
By April 14, 2023
Timeline item 5 - complete
Community vote opens
Thursday, 20 April, 2023
Timeline item 6 - complete
Community vote closes
Voting closes 5pm Thursday May 4, 2023
Timeline item 7 - incomplete
Installation before June 30, 2023
The below engagement activities have now closed. Read the engagement report here.
- What is a Public Art Policy?
- Why is Council’s Public Art Policy needed?
- What will Council consider when accessing public art?
- What types of art does the policy cover?
- What type of art is outside the scope of the policy?
- How will Council fund public art?
- What criteria will be used to assess public art?
- Who will maintain public art in the Shire?
- What information is Council seeking?
- How can I share my advice?