Menang Noongar Artists called on for Place Names project

Published on Monday, 20 December 2021 at 11:00:03 AM

The City of Albany is seeking expressions of interest from Menang Noongar artists and designers who are interested in creating artwork to be used across the City as part of the Restoring Menang Noongar Place Names Project.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to reflect stories that connect to place and feature the names adopted in the Restoring Menang Noongar Place Names Project.

Criteria also includes displaying how their work can represent connection to country, celebrate Menang Noongar culture and has relevance to the City of Albany local government area.

Successful applicants will be commissioned to develop designs for use in upcoming City projects such as new signage, shade shelters and seating, in addition to being used in print publications and digital channels.

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said the artists would assist the City in illustrating the visual element of the Restoring Menang Noongar Place Names Project.

“The City is thrilled to have officially dual named 28 locations across Albany and now we are sharing the stories and history associated with those names,” he said.

“There are so many opportunities to integrate our Menang Noongar culture throughout Albany.
“We are proud of our First Nations heritage and we are looking forward to showcasing our place names.”

Submission forms can be downloaded at Public Notice - Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) Menang Noongar Aboriginal Artist(s) Pool » City of Albany and close on 14 February 2022.

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