We acknowledge and pay respect to the elders, families and ancestors of the Bunurong and Wadawurrung people, who have been and continue to be the custodians of the land on which the Treatment Project creates.

Expressions of interest

opportunities to collaborate with artists

James Nguyen

Invitation to collaborate on James Nguyen’s performance work for Treatment III, ‘No sleep till Brooklyn.’

We are seeking keen and reliable participants from Altona North, Brooklyn and surrounding western suburbs for a two-day performance development and presentation exploring the locations, objects and sounds of the area from Altona Gate Shopping Centre through to the Federation Trail in Brooklyn. Through walking conversations with collaborators and strangers, James Nguyen seeks to unravel ideas about public health, community, culture and infrastructure in Melbourne’s west.


Please view the full EOI description, including dates and payment, via the attached document and email your expression of interest to Cameron Bishop (cameron.bishop@deakin.edu.au) by midnight, 13 April.


Georgina Lewis

As part of Treatment III programming at the Western Treatment Plant, renowned classical performer and pianist Georgina Lewis is seeking musicians based in Melbourne’s west to collaborate on a special sound work.


In a score prompted by the wildlife sounds of WTP (boasting a diversity that rivals Kakadu), pianists and musicians will each perform a 20-30 minute set on the night of April 21, and during the day of April 22. This work is placed within the historic Cocoroc Watertower and offers an ambitious and experimental opportunity for artists to take their musical practice into a contemporary public art context.


To register your interest, please contact lead artist Georgina Lewis via email (georgina.c.lewis@gmail.com) by 5pm Friday 7 April, explaining in 150 words your background in music and desire to make music in this context.

Treatment III: Night + Day Volunteer Call Out

Interested in contemporary art and supporting the delivery of a large-scale destination event?

Deakin University’s Public Art Commission, Wyndham City Council and Melbourne Water are currently seeking volunteers for Treatment III: Night + Day – a mini festival of innovative contemporary artwork taking place this April at the Western Treatment Plant, Werribee.


Celebrating a day in the life of the plant and responding to the extraordinary landscape, technologies and community surrounding Melbourne’s oldest and largest waste treatment facility, TIII: Night + Day will bring the site alive through live music, sculpture, film and performance works on Friday 21 April and Saturday 22 April.


Artists and performers include Eugenia Lim, Mick Douglas, Anindita Banerjee, Fiona Hillary, Edwina Stevens, Rogue Academy, local community groups and emerging creatives from the Wyndham and Wadawurrung communities.

Treatment III: Night + Day will take place:

  • 5.00pm – 11.00pm Friday 21 April
  • 6.00am – 7.00pm Saturday 22 April

Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain experience in large-scale event delivery, meet new people and build relationships with curators, artists and project staff working in an exciting public art context.

A range of event roles are available in Front of House & Wayfinding, Ticketing & Audience Entry, Site & Parking Support, Artist Support & Invigilation. Shifts will be between 3 – 5 hours. To register your interest, please fill out a TIII: Night + Day Volunteer Form and submit by midnight, Sunday 16 April.

Any questions? Please email treatmentvolunteers23@gmail.com

Treatment III is curated by Public Art Commission (Deakin University) in partnership with Wyndham City and Hobsons Bay City, supported by the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund, Melbourne Water, and Scienceworks Museum.