Public Art Opportunities

Flight 2015, Susan Milne and Greg Stonehouse, Wagga Wagga Airport. Photo credit Heidrun Löhr.

The City of Wagga Wagga is inviting emerging artists to apply for limited spots in it's 2017 NightLights Digital Projection Masterclass with Joel Zika. We also have three walls for three visual artists!

Expressions of Interest for new public art projects will be opening shortly. Sign up for our e-newsletter to be the first to know at the bottom of this page.

Calling all visual artists!

Poncho Army, Botanic Gardens Wagga Wagga 2016

The City of Wagga Wagga is looking for artists for 3 new visual arts commissions in the Wagga Wagga Local Governement Area.

1. Sister City Walkway, Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga

2. Ladysmith Amenity Block, Ladysmith

3. Wilks Park Amenity Block, North Wagga Wagga

As part of the commission the successful artists will be required to produce an original artwork and lead a skills development workshop. The artist will also be required to work with the community in relation to the development of themes to be explored. Please see the brief for further details regarding locations and indicative themes.

Please note that experience with working and supervising youth is an essential criterion of the project for the Ladysmith location as this workshop will be held at Ladysmith Public School and the successful artist must supply a Working with Children Check.

All workshops and artworks must be completed by 30 June 2017.

Download the brief here 3249KB

Budget: $7 000 per commission

Applications close: Tuesday 2 May 2017

Questions? Please contact Cultural Officer, Tracie Miller on 02 6926 9356 or

Artists: Participate in the 2017 NightLights digital projection masterclass with Joel Zika

A Southern Dark Ride, 2016 Virtual Reality Fringe Festival. Joel Zika. 

The City of Wagga Wagga is now taking applications for the third NightLights Projection Masterclass with Joel Zika. 

Joel Zika is a digital artist and academic from Melbourne. His work spans the mediums of projection design, installation, virtual reality, digital sculpture and live performance. He has been commissioned for public projections and performances across the globe and artworks in private and public collections across Australia. His work featured in 'New Romantics - Darkness and  Light in Australian Art' alongside Bill Henson, Jane Burton and Tony Lloyd.

Currently Joel lecturers in Screen Design at Deakin University. From that position he manages 'The Dark Ride Project', an initiative to document historic amusement rides using Virtual Reality.

The intensive masterclass in digital media and projection art will contextualise the practice of projection art, teaching the technology involved and completing a professional project to the highest level possible.

Masterclass participants will then have the unique opportunity to pitch a projection concept, with up to three of the artists to be commissioned by the City of Wagga Wagga to be part of the annual projection program featuring our state of the art projectors and the 50m x 8m canvas of the Civic Centre building.

Masterclass dates

Wednesday 19 - Sunday 23 April 2017

Masterclass location

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery E3 art space



Who should apply for one the limited places?

This masterclass is for emerging artists and tertiary creative arts students with an interest in digital art.


Please contact Cultural Officer, Tracie Miller on 02 6926 9356 or

To apply

Fill out the application form before 28 March 2017

Supporting documentation for all commissions

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For further information

Please contact Tracie Miller, Cultural Officer on 1300 292 442.

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