Nillumbik Digital Agora Program

The Nillumbik Digital Agora develops and showcases site-specific digital and projection-based contemporary artworks in public space for the municipality.

The ancient agora provided the backdrop for community conversation, the sharing of ideas and debate in the public realm. The Nillumbik Digital Agora uses contemporary creative media to generate and exchange information in public space.

Nillumbik Digital Agora - Artist Expression of Interest

Victorian artists are invited to propose contemporary light-based artworks/projects that respond to the theme of stories of place for the Nillumbik Digital Agora.

Successful artists will be commissioned for the concept, development and installation of their artwork/project as part of a program of unique, site-specific installations alongside a major new commission by lead artist, Yandell Walton.

The Nillumbik Digital Agora's program of artworks/projects will be showcased in public spaces in each of Nillumbik’s largest townships (Diamond Creek, Eltham, Hurstbridge, St Andrews) at night over the course of September 2019.

Artist Information

Full Artist Information(PDF, 2MB) including theme, selection criteria and sites. 

To apply

Applications are now closed.

Further information 

Contact Clare Leporati, Public and Participatory Arts Officer 9433 3126 or email clare.leporati@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Artist Information Forum

The Nillumbik Digital Agora Artist Information Forum was held on Friday 1 March 2019 to provide further information about the project, the lead artist, project partners and light-based contemporary art practice in public space.

The evening included presentations by lead artist, Yandell Walton, the Centre for Projection Art as well as demonstrations of projection equipment by Little Projector Company.

Nillumbik Digital Agora - Youth Program

In 2018 six secondary school students undertook a three-day workshop with lead artist, Yandell Walton, utilising digital technologies to create artworks that were projected nightly in space from 14 September to 1 October across two sites in the township of Eltham.

Nillumbik Digital Agora - Projection Masterclass 

Nine selected Victorian artists gained new knowledge and skills about projection and new digital media art techniques at a three-day masterclass with lead artist Yandell Walton held on Saturday 2, Sunday 3 and Monday 4 March 2019 held at Eltham Living and Learning.

 

The Nillumbik Digital Agora project is proudly supported by the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria’s Creative Suburbs Program and in partnership with ACMI X and the Centre for Projection Art