About the Water Tank Art Project

Yarra Ranges Council is commissioning several new Water Tank Artworks located on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nations. The tanks will be adorned with artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and engage with themes of Indigenous culture and Country.

We're seeking Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and creative teams for a public art opportunity on water tanks throughout the region.

The goal of the project is to produce site-specific artwork(s) that reflect the significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connection to Country, history and culture of the region.

While a demonstration of experience working in public space is preferred, artists looking to gain this experience are also encouraged to apply.

The successful artist or creative team will be selected by a panel consisting of Indigenous Advisory Committee and Yarra Ranges Council representatives.

The selected artists and creative teams will be required to complete the artwork by a date agreed upon with Council.


Each water tank has been assigned a budget of $15,000. This budget is expected to cover the costs of artist fees, site preparation, materials and supplies, and working at heights equipment.

How to submit an Expression of Interest

Applicants are encouraged to get in contact via email or phone prior to submitting an EOI.

Please contact Jen Ellison j.ellison@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or Tom Meek t.meek@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 368 333.

Once you've had a chat with our team, follow these two steps to complete an Expression of Interest:

  1. Download the Artist brief (Word) or Artist brief (PDF)
  2. Fill out an Expression of Interest and submit before 11.59pm, Friday, 5 November, 2021

Privacy and Terms and Conditions

All submissions will be treated as strictly confidential between Yarra Ranges Council, the selection panel and the applicant.

Yarra Ranges Council reserves the right to use the contact information provided for secondary purposes (related to the primary purpose of data collection).

You may access your information by contacting Council's Privacy Officer. For more information, see Council's Privacy Policy.

By submitting the form, the applicant accepts the terms and conditions stated in Yarra Ranges Council Privacy Policy.

For more information about the Yarra Ranges Council Privacy Policy or for queries, please contact Council's Privacy Officer on 1300 368 333.

Yarra Ranges Council reserves the right to cancel this process and/or again call for further submissions should the responses be deemed unsatisfactory or insufficient.