2021 Community Art Project

RGQ's 2021 Community Art Project will bring together 6 local community creatives to help us artistically green the facade of our renovated workshop facilities at 7 Burke Street, Woolloongabba

The project will involve the creation of 6 fixed panels that will be secured to the facade of the building. The artists job is to infill the panels, using durable salvaged materials, to provide an artistic climbing structure for a shading vine. The panel sizes are

  • A : 2 panels @ ~1100mm (w) x 1930mm (h)

  • B : 2 panels @ ~ 820mm (w) x 1920mm (h)

  • C : 1 panel @ ~ 2400mm (w) x 660mm (h)

  • D : 1 panel @ ~ 330mm (w) x 2550mm (h)

Refer to the panel specifications drawing for more detail.

Ideally each piece will speak to the theme of World Environment Day 2021, which is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. For us, we want to explore what this theme can mean for RGQ – an inner-city business based in an industrial pocket of Woolloongabba – and how we can use art as a medium to functionally improve or limit our environmental impact of this space.

Each successful Eco Creative will receive $1000 to go towards materials/construction and be given a window of 6 weeks to complete the installation of their respective panel.

Background to  Ecosystem Restoration

For the  United Nations Environment Programme , “ Ecosystem Restoration  can take many forms: growing trees, greening cities, re-wilding gardens, changing diets or cleaning up rivers and coasts”.


  • Applications open –  Wednesday the 9th  of June

  • Applications close –  Friday the 23rd  of July

  • Interview and Selection Process –  26th of July to the 4th  of August

  • Artists Announced –  Friday 6th of  August

  • The Big Reveal –  Saturday 25th of  September  (2nd  weekend of school holidays).

Only applications received via our on-line application process will be accepted and successful applicants must be able to provide a tax invoice to receive the contract payment.

Before filling out the application, please ensure you have prepared the following:

A design of what you intend to create. You can submit up to 3 concepts  i.e.  1 per panel dimension. (high-resolution, minimum 1MB)

A short description of your artwork that you intend to make including a description of the types of materials you intend to salvage in order to create your piece and how it will contribute to our overall goal of greening the facade.

Examples of works you have done before (high-resolution, minimum 1MB)

You must provide ALL of your contact details including – your professional name/label if you intend to use one, Facebook and/or Instagram handles and any other websites and public social media accounts you might have.

If you're looking for some creative inspiration about what is happening in and around Brisbane, we recommend reading the Brisbane City Council's New World City Design Guide

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Email address of the applicant

This must be a publicly accessible site, ideally displaying a portfolio of work.

Example: "@reversegarbageqld"

Example: "@reversegarbageqld"

Example: "www.twitter.com/reversegarbageqld"

250 word limit

.pdf or .jpeg and less than 1MB

.pdf or .jpeg and less than 1MB

.pdf or .jpeg and less than 1MB

250 word limit

150 word limit


Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-op Ltd acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate in Woolloongabba - the Yuggera and Turrbul people. RGQ recognises their continuing sovereignty and connection to land and water, and pays respect to elders past and present.

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