Sculpture Brief:

This Expression of Interest, due by 31 October 2020, is seeking a sculptural concept and design for the “Lighthouse” position on the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail. This significant and commanding sculpture, will become an iconic art piece for the Township of Penneshaw and will articulate the resilience of Kangaroo Island. The piece must be unique, original and specific to the location.

This location is the most significant within the trail and sits on top of a hill with a dedicated staircase. The site is visible from the ocean, township and all areas of the sculpture trail. The sculpture will become an iconic symbol for the trail, and to the whole area.


The commissioned piece will celebrate the resilience of nature and the Kangaroo Island Community. The concept must reflect the guiding principles and criteria within the arts policy.

Scale & Visability:

The piece will be of significant scale to be visible from the township adjacent to the trail, the ferry terminal and all vantage points within the trail. As a guide, it is envisaged the work will be approximately 5 meters tall. The site for the work is approximately 3.8 m x 3.8 meters. Importantly, the work will also be illuminated by solar lighting for night time visibility.

The Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail is located within a delicate dune system, and design must give careful consideration to the installation process. Large machinery will not be allowed on site. 

To Submit an Expression of Interest:

Please provide us with an email that summarises:

-An outline of the proposal/ artwork addressing the KIST guiding principles and criteria (found on our website)

-The artistic vision and rationale and a brief description of how the work will be experienced from both close viewing and open long vistas

-An indicative project timeline- where installation is to be complete by May 2021

-Detailed costing 

-Public Liability insurance details

-A biography, contact details, and up to date curriculum vitae of the artist, that demonstrates your delivery style, medium/s and scale and experience in delivering similar public projects

-Any additional relevant comments


This commission has funding secured. Proposals up to $70,000 will be considered. The costing must include all artist fees, fabrication, transportation and installation costs.


All categories will be assessed by the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Arts Acquisition Committee in-line with the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Art Policy. Short listed artists will be contacted by the committee for a discussion and/or meeting prior to a final decision.

The Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail is a not-for-profit, community based initiative. Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Arts Acquisition Panel members are all volunteers. 

Key Dates:

Submissions are due by 31 October 2020
Email submissions to


Contact Information:
for further information please contact our committee on

Download the following helpful documents:

Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Installation Map Master Plan

Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail Arts Policy