Council has a range of opportunities for artists and creative practitioners that arise throughout the year, from public art projects (including murals) to performance callouts to professional development opportunities. Please view them below:

If you have any questions about our art programs or opportunities, please email arts@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au 

Art in Unexpected Places

Art in Unexpected Places

The Art in Unexpected Places program aims to enhance the aesthetics of bus shelters in Shellharbour City. The project celebrates art in everyday spaces and provides a new and different way to showcase visual artworks. The program contributes to our vibrant city, with artwork turning over quarterly to provide ongoing opportunities for artists and fresh pops of colour for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Shellharbour City Council is currently calling for applications from artists, photographers or designers interested in exhibiting artwork as part of this program. Artwork will be displayed as an image printed onto a large decal and exhibited for a three-month period. Artists will be paid an exhibition fee.

If you would like to submit your artwork for this project, please view the Expression of Interest document

Applications close Monday 3 June, 2024.

Mural Artist Database

Mural Artist Database

Shellharbour is home to an ever-expanding array of murals by local and internationally-recognised artists in a variety of locations such as laneways, town centres and sporting facilities. 

We are seeking artists who would like their work considered for mural projects in the future. These opportunities may be facilitated by Council, or in partnership with local businesses and developers. 

Council’s mural program has expanded rapidly over the past few years, and we have exciting plans for many more vibrant artworks around our city. 

Please submit your EOI here.

Arts and Culture e-Newsletter

Arts and Culture e-Newsletter

Stay up to date with creative opportunities and events in the city by subscribing to our Arts and Culture E-Newsletter.

Helpful Documents

Last updated : Wed 22 May 2024