As the Gold Coast’s new cultural precinct develops, The Gold Coast City Gallery is launching its largest ever temporal public art commission.

The Tower Project is offering $175,000 to find the right artist to turn the exterior ‘fly tower’ of the building into an unforgettable, large scale artwork.

“As the Arts Centre Gold Coast undergoes a significant and exciting transformation into the new Cultural Precinct, it’s a great opportunity extend our program beyond the four walls of the Gallery into the fabric of the precinct itself,”  said Gold Coast City Gallery Director Tracy Cooper-Lavery.

The gallery is seeking expressions of interest from local, national and international artists or artist lead teams. Cooper-Lavery said there are opportunities that lie within the canvas that the gallery has not considered yet. It can be transformed into anything from street art to a collision between architecture, lighting and other industries.

“We want to see interesting concepts that really transform the space. The Arts Centre fly tower lends itself to an iconic art work, something that celebrates the space and serves as a beacon for the community,” said Cooper-Lavery.

Wrapping three facades of the building, this site is visible as far as the apartments of Surfers Paradise, from the sky and main waterways of the city.

The Tower Project Expressions of Interest closes Thursday 19 October.

Full application details are available through Gallery Opportunities on The Arts Centre Gold Coast website.

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