October 3, 2023

Calling Victorian Artists and residents of Alpine Shire, Indigo Shire and the Rural City of Wangaratta

Expressions of Interest now open to help shape the future of the iconic Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Enhancements Project will see the introduction of a series of world-class public art installations, experiences and infrastructure improvements designed to increase visitation by offering one of a kind, “must-see” moments that are engaging, shareable and repeatable.

Through a curatorial lens, the Trail will be transformed into a seamless journey that celebrates local stories and provides meaningful creative opportunities for Victorian artists to share their work on a world stage.

This exciting project is being delivered as part of a significant upgrade to the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land the trail sits upon.  We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and recognise their ongoing spiritual connection to this country.

Opportunities for Local Residents, Community Members & Artists

Cultural Symposium 25-26 November 2023

Residents of Alpine Shire, Indigo Shire and the Rural City of Wangaratta are invited to submit their interest to attend a half-day Cultural Symposium in Beechworth where they can contribute stories, thoughts and impressions of the region that may be incorporated into artistic installations along the Trail. This opportunity is not limited to artists and creatives, all locals are encouraged to apply to share their unique perspectives.

Opportunities for Victorian Artists

Commissions from early 2024

There will be multiple paid creative opportunities suitable for Victorian artists and teams with a strong connection to the area who specialise in sculpture, visual arts and related disciplines. Artists may then have the opportunity to respond to creative briefs aligned with their practice that will be issued from early 2024 with works installed throughout the year.

Visit www.daeglobal.com/murraytomountains for more information and to register your interest by 31 October 2023.

We invite First Nations People, people of culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQIA+ community and all sectors of the community to apply.