Through the vision and sponsorship of the State of Victoria the LAGI 2018 competition comes to Melbourne!

LAGI 2018 will be open to anyone around the world, and will invite artists, designers, scientists, engineers, and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for a site in Melbourne. The design brief is being carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans and cultural context of the local site, the city, and the region.

LAGI 2018


Design Brief

The Design Brief will be available on January 5, 2018


LAGI 2018 Partners















LAGI 2018 Schedule

January 5, 2018

LAGI 2018 competition opens and design guidelines available


Competition closes


Selection & jury process


Winners & shortlist contacted


Award ceremony, exhibition, and book launch held at Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia.

Satellite exhibitions and workshops will be programmed throughout St Kilda, the City of Port Phillip, and the State of Victoria.

Through the leadership of the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP), Victoria is setting an example for the world with a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. Melbourne, already one of the most sustainable cities in the world, is targeting net-zero by 2020.

The Victoria State Renewable Energy Action Plan outlines the steps that the government is taking to ensure a smooth and equitable transition to a thriving post-carbon economy. LAGI is delighted to be one small part of that vision within the context of Action 13, "Supporting important artistic and cultural sustainability events."

How much of the clean energy infrastructure required to attain these goals will be implemented within urban areas, and what is the impact of these new installations on our constructed and natural environments? How can solar and wind energy be integrated into public spaces in ways that educate, inspire, and are responsive to the history, culture, and nature of place?

Melbourne has a rich tradition of ambitious and creative public projects aimed towards advancing sustainable development, and the LAGI competition, which brings together multiple disciplines to take on complex problems, is a perfect fit for this vibrant city of arts and culture.

(complete list of jurors will be announced in January 2018)


Guy Abrahams

CEO & Co-Founder


Charles Anderson

Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, RMIT University

Director, CAStudios / SAALA


Elizabeth Corr

NRDC Manager, Art Partnerships & Events
Natural Resources Defense Council


William L. Fox

Director, Center for Art + Environment
Nevada Museum of Art


Jill Garner

Victorian Government Architect


Dr Beatriz Cristina Maturana

Founder of Architects for Peace, Academic Director at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile


Kim Herforth Nielsen

Founder and Creative Director
3XN Architects