Cultural and creative life

Help bring Aboriginal stories to life on the harbour

Be part of Yananurala, a new walk that celebrates connection to Country through art and installations

Barangaroo Headland - Jo-Anne

We’re calling for First Nations artists and designers to highlight Aboriginal stories and histories on a 9km walk along the harbour foreshore.

Sitelines and Conversations installations will bring Aboriginal stories to life through public art and interpretation. They will make visible and celebrate connection to Country.

The project aims to:

  • create a storytelling thread that connects different places and Aboriginal stories and histories along the harbour foreshore
  • provide continuity along the walk through form and materials and lay the foundation to create a true sense of Country for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • support Aboriginal communities, businesses and cultural practitioners foster better cultural awareness and drive local and international tourism.

In the future, major public artworks will also be located at significant points along the walk. Artists and designers can submit a concept design for the installations until Tuesday 22 November 2022.

The selected artist or design team will work with the City of Sydney, Yananurala curator Emily McDaniel, and technical and Aboriginal community advisors to develop a concept design for Sitelines and Conversations sites.

Together we’ll refine the concept design following community and stakeholder consultation, including with the City of Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel, the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and state government partners and cultural organisations.

Following the detailed concept design stage, the selected team will work with the curator and the City of Sydney to identify and procure suppliers to fabricate and install the work.

Key dates

  • Applications open: 26 September 2022
  • Applications close: 11am, Tuesday 22 November 2022
  • Stage 1 evaluation: late November 2022
  • Stage 2 concept proposal: 5 December 2022 to 21 February 2023
  • Final evaluation: Late February 2023
  • Project delivery: March 2023 to December 2025

How to apply

Completed stage 1 expression of interest applications must be lodged online through Tenderlink by 11am Tuesday 22 November.

For more information, contact procurement specialist Rodd McKirdy on 02 9288 5903 or

Published 26 September 2022