Fabrication Opportunity Public Art

Molten metal being poured into a mould

Wrapped around the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton is a dynamic, modern, regional Australian city with a strong sense of community and civic identity. Rockhampton Regional Council recognises that the arts and culture of the Region makes a direct and vital contribution to the prosperity, liveability and creativity of the community, and are proactive in developing initiatives which directly benefit these causes.

High quality open spaces can be created and given added value through the innovative integration of art, design, architecture and related elements. Collectively this activity assists the community to develop a sense of identity, place and pride. Through appropriate and sensitive design, the incorporation of art works in the public realm within urban areas can furthermore encourage a sense of ownership of public spaces by community, bringing with it cultural enhancement, and also have the potential to create a positive economic impact.

Rockhampton Art Gallery is seeking a suitably qualified and capable fabricator for the fabrication of a public 2m high x 5 m wide artwork in Rockhampton. Working with Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton Regional Council and the Artist the fabricator will contribute to high quality open spaces in the Rockhampton Region.

SKILLED FABRICATOR CAN ...
• Have a private or commercial workshop
• Be from across industry sectors, not limited to the arts 

ELIGIBILITY
• Hold a current ABN, or complete a Statement by Supplier Form
• Hold a current Public Liability for $20M, and for the next 10 years 

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Major Tasks:
• Working with the artist to troubleshoot the design Marquette
• Fabricate the 2m high x 5 m wide artwork from the design Marquette. Fabrication includes a metal design, externally treated with a longevity paint, and fitted with a water pump for internally flowing water.
• Work with the assigned Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Regional Council staff to resolve the fabrication and installation of the public artwork
• Work within the quoted budget and financial requirements of Rockhampton Regional Council
• Follow existing Rockhampton Art Gallery work processes, procedures and systems. Observe requirements of the WHS Legislation, relevant to the job and adhere to Rockhampton Regional Council Policies and Procedures regarding WHS
• Rockhampton Regional Council will fund 100% of the project materials on a reimbursement upon purchase with tax receipt as proof of purchase.
• The contractor is responsible for the transport of the work to the installation site, as per time and date arrangements with the assigned Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Regional Council staff   

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE
Essential
• Hold current Public Liability for $20M, and for the next 10 years 
• Appropriate WHS and Insurance to be eligible and will be required to sight current tickets and licenses

Authority & Accountability
• Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision
• Demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines

Specialist Knowledge & Skills
• Knowledge of OH&S and risk management practices
• Knowledge and ability to work with sheet and rolled metals, electrical lighting and water flow devices
 
Judgment and Problem Solving
• Ability to apply innovative solutions and ideas in the workplace

Authority & Accountability
• Interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member
• Knowledge and demonstrated commitment to the principles of a safe, welcoming and client friendly environment

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
All Applications to the opportunity are required to contact Rockhampton Art Gallery to register their interest and seek the design renderings to supply the below required responses. Contact Gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au

Applications are due by 04.00PM  on 28 April 2019. 

Applications to the opportunity are required to include:
a) Contact details: name, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address
b) Current CV relevant to the opportunity (maximum three pages)
c) Copies of certificates and Licenses
Outline of proposed art stall - Type of stall eg, size what will be primarily sold; Products for sale or activities to be undertaken; Price range of the product or service; Any furniture and signage that is being brought along as part of the stall ; Bump in and out time required; Primary contact person and contact details
d) Support images (up to 10) of examples of fabrication works inline with the opportunity
e) Referees (minimum two)
f) Supply a quote to fabricate and install the public artwork as per the design renderings and briefing document supplied .

The quote to required to resolve the artwork, as a fully functional sculpture that acts as a water feature.

The Fabrication and Installation budget is to include all costs associated with the design development and artwork delivery including, but not necessarily limited to:
• Resolved design development with artist
• Fabricators fees
• Engineering, including water pumping
• Insurances
• Equipment hire
• Safe systems of work and controls required on the work site
• Transportation/freight costs: The contractor is responsible for the transport of the work to the installation site, as per time and date arrangements with the assigned Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Regional Council staff   
• Travel and accommodation
• Option to re-use current water feature equipment eg. pump

The Fabrication and Installation budget is to exclude all of the following:
• Artist/artist team fees
• Materials: Rockhampton Regional Council will fund 100% of the project materials on a reimbursement upon purchase with tax receipt as proof of purchase.
• Development approval fees
• Installation
• Site preparation and restoration (e.g. of existing pavers)
• Footings
• Associated electrical and lighting

For an application to be considered, the application must be completed in full and submitted. Applications to the opportunity may be lodged with Rockhampton Art Gallery either electronically via email or in hard copy format.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS (preferred method)
Applications submitted electronically must be sent to the following email address by the specified closing date.
gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that any documents or information sent electronically are in an accessible format (such as PDF, Excel or Word).

HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS
Alternatively submissions may be printed and lodged in hard copy format. Please note that the opportunity response must be in a sealed envelope and be clearly marked. Rockhampton Art Gallery accepts no responsibility for documents that are lost in the post or misplaced in transit. 

Please mail to:
Fabrication Opportunity Public Art
Rockhampton Art Gallery
PO Box 1860,
Rockhampton Q 4700