Council embarks on largest public art commissioning

Artist's impression of Sunshine Coast Council library and community centre. | Newsreel
An artist's impression of Sunshine Coast Council's new library and community centre which will feature two sculptures. | Newsreel | Photo: Supplied by Sunshine Coast Council.

Sunshine Coast Council is undertaking it largest public art commission to create an entry statement at its new library and community centre in Caloundra.

Mayor Rosanna Natoli said two significant sculptural public artworks were being commissioned with expressions of interest open until June 28.

“This is the largest public art commission ever undertaken by this Council and will set the benchmark for creative inclusions in our built environment,” Mayor Natoli said.

“The artworks should contribute to the identity of Caloundra by engaging, telling stories, sparking conversations, and creating a sense of place, now and into the future.”

Mayor Natoli said the new facility, due to open mid-2025, would be a key cultural offering for the region.

“The contemporary Library+ building and community space will form part of a vibrant new community hub visioned for the Sunshine Coast, where arts, community and creativity can come alive,” she said.

“The building is designed with sustainability at its core and will provide a place for residents and visitors to connect, learn, and embrace new technologies and innovations.

Learn how to submit an expression of interest.

Key dates:

  • Register of interest closes: Friday, June 28.
  • Shortlisted artists notified: Friday, July 12.
  • Concept design presentations: TBC Late August.
  • Successful artist notified: TBC Late September.
  • Completed Installation period: June 2025