Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) this month is calling on interested Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to pitch their bold designs that could end up adorning corporate uniforms.

TRC Environment and Community Services Committee chair Cr James O’Shea said Council encouraged any of the Region’s talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create a distinct artwork or motif and lodge an expression of interest for the uniform proposal by Friday, May 28.

Cr O’Shea said Council was keen to incorporate a motif on corporate apparel that signified TRC’s tagline of ‘Rich Traditions, Bold Ambitions’. (Indicative design is pictured)

“Council officers will proudly display the successful design on our corporate polo shirts and hi-vis gear,” Cr O’Shea said.

“This will be a visible representation of how highly Council values the history and the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our Region and Council’s operations.

“Council is requesting interested artists to provide an overview of their past artwork with a story detailing their artistic practice and history behind their work. Artists can submit concept designs on A3 sized paper or as an email attachment.

“This personal overview will help the assessment panel devise a shortlist of artists who will be invited to progress to the Request for Offer stage.

“Shortlisted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be required to submit their artwork or design motif by Friday, June 11, 2021. Council will provide details of its corporate colour palette.”

Cr O’Shea said a motif briefing session to outline the program would be held from 5-7pm at 12 Little Street, Toowoomba on Wednesday, May 12. All interested participants are welcome to attend.

Offers or enquiries relating to the Request for Offer process can be emailed to darryl.bates@tr.qld.gov.au 

Phone enquiries can be directed to 131 872.