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Wiradjuri Artwork Design Contest

Share your vision for the School of Rural Health

Seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Wiradjuri artists and designers for Aboriginal artwork design for the School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange).

The School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange) was established in 2001. We are part of a network of Australian rural clinical schools and our aim is to increase the number of medical professionals living and working in rural and remote Australia. One of the goals of our program is to support rural health professionals to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and rural communities in general.

We provide one and two-year rural placements for medical students from the University of Sydney as part of the Doctor of Medicine degree so they can experience living and working in rural NSW. Many return to the region after they have completed their studies. In 2022 we will begin offering the entire Doctor of Medicine degree in Dubbo and hope to encourage many more rural and First Nations people into the course. The School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange) would like to incorporate local Aboriginal artwork into a range of printed and digital mediums that provides a visual representation of our organisation, our values and our story.

About the artist

We wish to acknowledge and pay respects to the Wiradjuri people on whose land the School of Rural Health is located, and would like the successful applicant to be a descendent of the Wiradjuri nation. The successful artist will be formally recognised and must be willing to be acknowledged for the work.

About the project

The School of Rural Health will commission a suite of three artworks from the chosen artist, to be used in marketing/promotional materials, documents, signage and social media. The artwork will be printed and/or digitally reproduced. Once selected, the artist will be given a detailed brief for the project, including artwork dimensions.  All designs must be authentic and the original work of the artist.

The key themes that should be considered in the design are:

  • Medicine, healing, health and wellbeing
  • Teaching and learning
  • Communities

Contest details

Please submit one sample design and a completed application form. Your sample design should reflect the Wiradjuri nation and the key themes outlined above. You will be asked to include the story of your design and how it relates to the School of Rural Health in your application form.

The sample design should be approximately 210mm x 300mm (A4 size) to 300mm to 420mm (A3 size). Please submit as a PDF, JPEG, TIFF or EPS file. To submit a physical artwork as your sample design (such as painted canvas), please take a photo and include with your application. Please note the sample design may be created on paper or other medium or via email, however the chosen artist must submit the final artwork design to the University in high resolution digital file formats (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, EPS) suitable for reproduction.

Application forms can be found on our website School of Rural Health and submitted by the due date with a copy of your design.

All enquiries should be emailed to srh.school-manager@sydney.edu.au

Stage 1: Call for Expressions of Interest – Closing date is Friday 15 January 2021.

Stage 2: Review Expressions of Interest by Selection Panel – Successful artist notified by Monday 1 February 2021.

Stage 3: Production of artwork – Artist will meet with University staff to agree to project concept and milestones no later than Friday 12 February 2020.

Stage 4: Final Reviews and Approvals – Meeting to review final draft artwork by Friday 16 April 2021. Final approval of artwork by University by 30 April 2021.

The successful artist will be eligible to receive a fee of $2,500 GST exclusive, paid as follows:

  • $1,000 will be payable to the artist upon acceptance of the design,
  • the balance of $1,500 will be payable to the artist upon delivery of the final artwork.
  1. A panel of representatives from the University and an independent person will review all submissions and select the winning design.
  2. A sum of $2,500 will be awarded to the winning artist.
  3. The successful artist will be notified by phone and email, and will be announced on the School of Rural Health’s website and Facebook page.
  • The successful artist must promptly enter into a formal agreement with the University for creation and delivery of the artwork on terms consistent with and to give effect to the terms of this EOI. The successful artist must provide details of their business name, ABN, GST registration (if applicable) and nominated bank account which needs to be verified by the applicant. It is important that the artist has an ABN and is able to submit an invoice to the University for the agreed amount.
  • The ownership of all intellectual property rights in and to the artwork and any other materials created by the artist will remain with the artist. The artist will grant to the University a royalty-free and perpetual license to reproduce, publish and communicate the artworks to the public for the University’s purposes on terms set out in the agreement to be entered into between the University and the artist.
  • All designs must be authentic and original work of the artist submitting the design and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The submitting artist must be the sole owner of the copyright in the submitted design and indemnifies the University in relation to any claims made by third parties regarding the submitted design.
  • The University agrees that it will not sell the design to any other entity.
  • The artist may use the artwork for their own personal activities which include promotion of their art works and style, and on their website and social media as an example of work, but must not form any part of their website design or logo. The artist further agrees that other than the artist’s own personal use the artwork will not be reproduced, sold to or used by any other entity without the permission of the University.
  • The sample design may be created on paper or other medium or via email, however the artist must submit the final artwork design to the University in high resolution PDF, JPEG, TIFF or EPS files, suitable for reproduction.
  • The artist will be required to provide an appropriate moral rights consent to the University to facilitate use and adaptation of the work by the University within the scope of the above license, subject at all times to reasonable attribution. As part of such consent, the University will have the right to make reasonable edits and modifications to the artwork for its reproduction purposes.
  • The University may at its discretion cease using the artwork at any time.
  • The value of the fee/commission to the successful applicant is $2,500 GST exclusive. Of this $1,000 will be payable to the artist upon acceptance by the University of the design and $1,500 payable to the artist upon delivery of the final work and acceptance by the University. No further payment will be made by the University to the artist for this work.
  • Staff of the School of Rural Health are not eligible to apply.