Present work at Hill End Festival

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NPWS seeking visual art works, site specific installations / participatory artworks; Lighting and sound installations and Interpretive design work installed in heritage properties for The Hill End Festival (April 21-23). Closing date: February 13, 2017.

The End Festival is produced by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in Hill End Historic Site, a unique village which lies between Bathurst and Mudgee in the Central West area of NSW.

The Sydney Hotel location in 2016 End Festival Photo Credit: (John Spencer / OEH)

The core themes of the festival are art, culture and heritage which encompass a number of program elements to represent the significant history of the area as well as the current creative positioning of the village.

The End Festival was delivered for the first time in April 2016. This consisted of a licenced outdoor festival area with food, craft beer and wine stalls and a free outdoor music stage, along with an artisan market, art exhibition, site specific art works, children’s shows, heritage tours and a pop-up restaurant.

In 2017, the footprint of the event is to be expanded and will include additional venues with more content being programmed for these sites.

A holding website for the 2017 festival can be found here:


NPWS is seeking proposals from artists, performers and designers to install, produce and perform work for the 2017 event.

Solo artists, performers, designers, collectives and small business are encouraged to apply.

Type of work being sought:

– Visual art works

– Site specific installations / participatory artworks

– Lighting and sound installations

– Interpretive design work installed in heritage properties

 Locations where work is to be staged include;

– Roving work through the village and event sites

– The Sydney Hotel (Venue details in PDF document below)

– Holtermann Corner Store – (Venue details in PDF document below)

Proposals that include selling work such as a gallery set-up are welcome, however NPWS will not fund the work.

N.B: Does not include musical acts such as solo musicians, bands and buskers. These will be programmed separately.


 Proposals received up to Monday 13th February.

 Successful applicants formally engaged by Monday 27th February

 Work installed between Wednesday 19th April and up to Friday 21st April.

 Work removed after Sunday 23rd April.


– Work being sought includes roving performers as well as site specific and participatory art installations.

– Work could also include building projections and light and sound installation dependent on budget and logistics.

– Should consider audience engagement and interaction.

– Should consider staging needs such as power for sound and lighting. Not all sites may have power available.

– Length of work should be considered: i.e. a short work that occurs 4 times during the festival or a longer work that would occur once per event day / night.


The selection criteria will be based on:

– A creative and innovative response to the brief;

– Capacity to deliver project, including coordinating fabrication and installation (if applicable) and management of project;

– Ability to work within budget and timeframes;

– Experience delivering quality outdoor temporary arts projects or similar


Download the information and application document [pdf]: The End Festival 17 – Arts EOI FINAL

Send proposals to:

Lauren Hiller
Senior Event Coordinator | Events and Venues Unit | Visitor Experience Branch
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
PH: 9585 6600
Mail: PO Box 1967 Hurstville NSW 1481

Posted proposals must arrive on or before the 13th of February to be considered.