A woman suspended underwtaer with bubbles surrounding her. She is posed with a hand on her forhead, and knees bent as if running. She has short blond hair and is wearing a grey top with long sleeves.

Lake Macquarie Council is offering Artists, Designers and Creative teams the opportunity to design a unique concept commission for a north facing facade of the proposed Multi Arts Place (MAP) at Speers Point.

MAP is a $3.2M multi-use, contemporary arts hub located within Speers Point Park on the banks of Lake Macquarie. Purposefully designed as a completely flexible and intuitive multi-media creative hub, the building will be able to present a variety of creative presentations from theatre and live music to contemporary  installations and immersive art experiences.

With an number of intuitive design features incorporated into the building, the north facing 10m high facade will be MAPs’ “outdoor canvas”. Council is seeking designs to include within the brickwork that complements and provides an additional layer of engagement with audiences.

As a concept proposal, potential applicants can supply up to two designs completed on a pre-scaled Application Form(PDF, 2MB) as well as include a statement describing the thematic approach and inspiration.

The bricks can be patterned to capture shadow and shade, incorporate a repeated motif, free form or provide a narrative that references the environment, cultural and social heritage of Lake Macquarie.

Applications close Friday 5 June 2020.

Download the Expression of Interest Information Package(PDF, 2MB) and Application Form(PDF, 2MB).

Pending approvals, MAP is expected to start construction in late 2020.

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund and Council.