Splash of Colour

Splash of colour is a curated public art series that celebrates water and the important role this plays in the future of Western Australia.

Image of Water Pump Station, Watermans Bay West Coast Drive, painted by Samantha Prentice

Since 2017, we've been working with talented home-grown artists, turning our drab water and wastewater assets into works of art throughout Western Australia.  

The program spans all corners of the state with painted assets as far north as Broome and as far south as Albany. Around 40 assets have been painted to date, reflecting our unique water story.

We engage local artists to work with schools and community groups to shape the artistic concept and direction to deliver a meaningful creation for the local community.

We’ve partnered with organisations such as the Community Art Network (CAN) and Local Government Authorities, who’ve helped us engage with the local community.

To more about the program, please don't hesitate to contact us at splash.colour@watercorporation.com.au

Bringing Splash of Colour to Geraldton

We've partnered with the City of Greater Geraldton to deliver this urban vibrancy program in the Mid West Region.

The project will commission artists to design and install artwork at our Water Pump Station in Wandina, Geraldton. The aim is to transform this structure into an engaging, creative, and imaginative visual piece which ties with local water connections and narratives, and involves community interaction in improving the aesthetics of this space.

Expressions of interest

This is an opportunity for a WA artist or artist team to transform our assets into legacy pieces of art within the community.

Selection criteria

  • Creative response to the asset, site and community
  • Demonstrated experience working with children
  • Experience delivering similar design and public art projects
  • Quality of portfolio
  • Proven ability to interpret a scope of work and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work with OHS standards and engineering requirements
  • Strength of concept: the underlying principles, ideas and philosophy of the proposal
  • Artists/creative teams who have yet to be involved in the Splash of Colour program across the State are preferred

For more information please review the project details and application guidelines.

Submissions close 17 January 2020.

 

Image of Water Pump Station,  Forrestfield  Cnr Tonkin Hwy, Hale Road painted by Mel McVee