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Brunswick for Bikes Art Trail - Submissions Now Open

Call for Submissions – Brunswick for Bikes Art Trail

The office of Dr Tim Read - Greens MP for Brunswick, is seeking submissions from artists for a new local campaign to promote bike riding and safety and to help the local arts community.

Artists should consider the below brief before applying. Applications are open to people who live in the Brunswick Electorate only. 

The Brunswick for Bikes Art Trail

A fresh take on a traditional Art Walk, this campaign seeks to commission local artists to create imaginative street art in varying locations across the electorate, that are accessible via bike.

Deadline:11.59pm April 30th

Payment: $1,000 will be made to successful artists plus agreed costs.

Number of positions: 2-3


While we are encouraging artists to provide submissions applying their individual artistic direction, we do require the art to be in the form of a mural / street art.

The below examples are a guide for the type of designs we are interested in. We encourage the use of colour, simplicity and interactive elements. Artists will be required for a few hours on June 12th to discuss their work during the launch event. The work will need to include a political authorisation. 

Theme and Tone

The theme of the art should surround bicycles and the local neighbourhood (Brunswick and Coburg). While safety is a priority, ideas highlighting community, history and prominent figures may be considered. We seek art that questions the way people on bikes are perceived and the troubles people on bikes face getting from point A to point B. The values that are to underpin the design should be safety and community.

Size / Location

While the exact sites are TBC, the art will likely feature on the property of local bicycle stores on larger scale brick or rendered walls. You should have the ability to scale your art to various dimensions and ratios.

How to apply? 

Email [email protected] with the subject 'Call for Submissions – Brunswick for Bikes Art Trail' with some examples of your work and an accompanying pitch that includes a description of your intended design in no more than 200 words. 

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Dr Tim Read
Greens MP for Brunswick
15 April 2021



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