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City of Tea Tree Gully is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from outstanding early and mid-career artists to participate in IGNITE public art incubator. Six participants will be selected to take part in this two week public art think tank scheduled for April 2017.

Successful participants will be matched with a mentor and will contribute to the development of a public art concept design. Please read all the supporting documentation and then make contact with Tegan Hale Arts and Library Projects Officer  to discuss your application before submission. Only eligible applicants will be considered.

Expressions of interest for early and mid-career artists close Monday 20 March 2017.

Project Mentors

Gerry McMahon

Gerry McMahon is an Adelaide based sculptor and public artist whose practice has evolved from the skills he acquired from his previous occupation as a sheet metal tradesman. Gerry has been working professionally as an artist since completing a Bachelor of Visual Art in 2001 and has an impressive list of public art commissions to his name. For more information on Gerry’s practice go to

Jessica Laughlin

Rachel Harris


Project2Project is a collaboration between artists Jessica Loughlin and Rachel Harris who have worked alongside each other at Gate 8 workshop for the past seven years. Jessica brings her artistic and conceptual experience with Harris’ design know how. Project2project have created numerous projection and installation works for the public realm over recent years, including work for the City of Sydney, Arts South Australia’s Unexpected Port project and on the façade of the new RAH building. For more information and to view works please visit.

James Dodd


James Dodd is an Adelaide based artist who regularly exhibits across Australia in publicly funded, artist-run and commercial galleries.  Dodd was heavily involved in the Melbourne stencil art movement before shifting to mural painting – both as a solo artist and as a facilitator.  He is particularly interested in the ways in which collaborative outcomes can be realized. Dodd also enjoys an extensive research and publishing history and has a passion for bicycles that has begun to colonize his practice in both its public and gallery forms. Examples of Dodd’s work are held in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia.  The artist is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

Expressions of interest form

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For further information contact:

Arts and Library Projects Officer
City of Tea Tree Gully
Phone: 8397 7444
Mobile: 0417 871 986

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