The Upper Hunter Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest for the Merriwa Silo Project.

EOIs close on Monday 10 July 2017.


Project Description

This is a site specific project to be located on the front facade of the Merriwa Silos. The project budget incorporates all costs including artist fees, production of artwork, installation, certification and compliance costs. The silo is owned by

GrainCorp. Council will be entering into an

agreement with GrainCorp to facilitate the artwork.

The proposed art work was identified as a high priority project in the Merriwa Town Centre Master Plan 2016.

Proposed Process

This is an open request for expressions of interest from experienced artists. The intention is that

from the responses received, a selection

committee consisting of Merriwa community members, Upper Hunter Shire Council and Arts Upper Hunter, will shortlist up to three artists. The short listed artists will be interviewed, preferably in person at Merriwa or if distance to travel is too great, by telephone or Skype.

The successful artist will be required to enter into

a contract with Upper Hunter Shire Council and GrainCorp for the project.


The concept for the work should focus on the themes of the local community including its historical and/or agricultural ties.

Merriwa is a town of 1790 people (2011 census) that serves the local cropping and grazing industries located on the Golden Highway, mid-way between Newcastle and Dubbo the town is a tourist and transport service town.

The Artwork would need to meet the GrainCorp policy document “Consideration of Community Artworks” copy attached