Request for Proposals

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Request for Proposals -  Dargaville Gardens Sculpture/Art Creations

 

  1. Introduction

Kaipara District Council’s Community Team is calling for proposals from experienced Kaipara District artists seeking to design and create sculpture/art creations for within garden upgrades within the Dargaville township, located at the Kapia Street Gardens.

 

  1. Site Description

The site for these sculpture/art creations will be within the gardens located on Kapia Street, Dargaville.  This is a public area, and the gardens are owned and maintained by Kaipara District Council and are located on Council‑owned land.

To see an image of the gardens please click here 


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  1. Project Brief

Council is seeking to inject colour and vibrancy into its spaces through the development of sculpture/art creations in popular public spaces.

Dargaville has an active artist community, however this is not particularly apparent in publicly accessible areas throughout the township.

It is anticipated that sculpture/art creations within these public spaces will be engaging and contribute towards creating a sense of place, through celebrating the identity, character and environment of Dargaville. It will also enhance the look and feel of these public spaces and celebrate Kaipara artists.

Factors to take into account for this location:

  • Design reflects artistic originality, innovation and quality;
  • Environmental factors, including weather, wind, salt water exposure, birds, potential vandalism etcetera;
  • Design reflects the diverse heritage; and
  • Provides colour and vibrancy within the space.
     
  1. Timeframe

Council staff will negotiate timeframes for installation with the successful artist, to ensure the facilities are available for use during peak holiday season.
 

  1. Budget

Kaipara District Council will cover all costs relating to the sculpture/art creation, this means that all proposals will need to clearly establish full cost, that include:

  • Meetings between Council staff and artist;
  • Site preparation (cleaning, foundation etc);
  • Materials;
  • Artist’s fee; and
  • Artist’s travel expenses.

 

  1. Submission of Proposals

If you are interested in producing this sculpture/art creation project, please submit the following information to the project coordinator either by email, or in person (details below):

  • Brief artist’s biography;
  • Up to five images of previous work (ideally sculpture/art creations but not essential);
  • An indicative design;
  • Brief paragraph about what you intend to do and why you are interested in this project;
  • Plan of how you intend to meet the project brief; and
  • Project budget.

 

Council’s Community Team will then shortlist based on a matrix system, before taking it out to a community panel to decide on the final design.

Prior to construction of the placement of the sculpture/art creation, Council staff will work with the successful artist to ensure an adequate health and safety plan is in place.

Contact - Proposals are invited for the above Request for Proposals by 4PM on Monday, 25 March 2019 to lstott@kaipara.govt.nz. Alternatively, proposals can be hand delivered to Council’s Dargaville Office; attention Lara Stott.

 

Request for Proposals -  Mural - Memorial Park

 

  1. Introduction

Kaipara District Council’s Community Team is calling for proposals from experienced Kaipara District artists seeking to design and paint murals on a public toilet facility within the Dargaville township, located at the Memorial Park Entrance on Logan Street, Dargaville.
 

  1. Site Description

The entrance way for Memorial Park is located on Logan Street, Dargaville.  This is a public area, owned and maintained by Kaipara District Council.  This land was gifted to the Kaipara District Council in 1922.
 

  1. Project Brief

Council is seeking to inject colour and vibrancy into its recreational spaces through the development of murals on popular public spaces.

To see images of the wall please click here

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Dargaville has an active artist community, however this is not particularly apparent in publicly accessible areas throughout the township.

It is anticipated that murals on these facilities will be engaging and contribute towards creating a sense of place, through celebrating the identity, character and environment of Dargaville. It will also enhance the look and feel of these public spaces and celebrate Kaipara artists.

Factors to take into account for this location:

  • Design reflects artistic originality, innovation and quality;
  • Environmental factors, including weather, wind, salt water exposure, birds, potential vandalism etcetera;
  • It is anticipated that the mural will wrap around both sides of the wall, to be seen by those entering and exiting the park.
  • Design reflects the history of those lost to both the World Wars and the returned soldiers; and
  • to ensure the plaque bearing the names of the fallen soldiers are kept in place without any disturbance.
  • Colour palette to be restricted to; black, white, grey tones and red - showing the soldiers and representational poppy.

 

  1. Timeframe

Council staff will negotiate timeframes for installation with the successful artist, to ensure the facilities are available for use during peak holiday season.
 

  1. Budget

Kaipara District Council will cover all costs relating to the mural, this means that all proposals will need to clearly establish full cost, that include:

  • Meetings between Council staff and artist;
  • Site preparation (cleaning, water blasting, undercoat etcetera);
  • Paint, including graffiti guard;
  • Other materials (brushes, drop sheets, masks, tape etcetera);
  • Artist’s fee; and
  • Artist’s travel expenses.
     
  1. Submission of Proposals

If you are interested in producing this mural project, please submit the following information to the project coordinator either by email, or in person (details below):

  • Brief artist’s biography;
  • Up to five images of previous work (ideally mural work but not essential);
  • An indicative design;
  • Brief paragraph about what you intend to do and why you are interested in this project;
  • Plan of how you intend to meet the project brief; and
  • Project budget.

 

Council’s Community Team will then shortlist based on a matrix system, before taking it out to a community panel to decide on the final design.

Prior to construction of the mural, Council staff will work with the successful artist to ensure an adequate health and safety plan is in place.

 

  1. Contact

Proposals are invited for the above scope of works by 4PM on Monday, 25 March 2019 to lstott@kaipara.govt.nz. Alternatively, proposals can be hand delivered to Council’s Dargaville Office; attention Lara Stott.

CONTACT US

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Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 7059
Email: council@kaipara.govt.nz
 

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340
 

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