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Residential Studio Centre – Call For Artists

Residential Studio Centre – Call For Artists

Broken Hill Art Exchange (HBAE) announces a call for artists for their Residential Studio Centre, Broken Hill, Far West New South Wales, Australia. Available to individuals and groups from academic, business and / or artistic fields. Suitable for field trips and environment related activities in situ. The Broken Hill Art Exchange live-in residencies provide accommodation with private studios to all sectors and disciplines including applied arts and crafts and visual, performance, and literary artists.

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2019

Established in 2001, the Broken Hill Art Exchange is a not for profit, artist and volunteer run organisation that operates two residency facilities including Residencies @ The Grand and Residencies @ Duff Street. The residencies are suitable for short and long-term stays. They are situated in the city of Broken Hill Far West New South Wales Australia. The city has a population of approximately 18,000 people and is easily accessible by rail, air, and road. It is renowned for its architecture, clarity of light, astronomy, geology and mineral rainforest, environmental landmarks, social history, heritage, and culture. Situated close to National Parks, the Murray Darling River and nearby Indigenous townships it is the ideal place to explore the region.

Broken Hill was named Australia’s Heritage City because of its significance to the nation in the fields of industrial relations, geology, water and land management, and for the resilience of its population. The people of Broken Hill are passionate about the environment. It is home to many diverse artists and art galleries.

Residential Studio Centres

The Residential Studio Centre @ The Grand are in the cultural hub of the city surrounded by art galleries, museums, libraries, and cafes. Residents have a choice of living quarters and studios to suit their needs. Every resident has an assigned private work / study / studio area (3 x 6 metres). Utilize the kitchen and lounge, courtyard, conference rooms, art gallery, exhibition spaces, and onsite information office.

The Residential Studio Centre @ Duff Street occupy a converted 1950’s shopping centre adjoining a leafy recreational park in the southern district of the city. Each residency is self-contained with kitchenette and private amenities. The studio workspaces are approximately 6 – 9m x 10m with large light filled windows. From here, it is a few minutes’ walk to Broken Hill’s famous Regeneration Bush Reserves and the quaint shopping district of Patton Village.

Stay a little or stay a while. Subsidized residencies from $190 to $265 per week.

Residential Studio Centre Artist Benefits

Proudly supported by the major art infrastructure builders of the region, including West Darling Arts and Screen Broken Hill, the Broken Hill Art Exchange Residential Studio Centre provides the perfect entry point to experience the Far West region of New South Wales Australia. The residency offers subsidize accommodation and studios to suit your budget. At the residency, have uninterrupted studio time to immerse yourself in your practice and the environment. Broken Hill Art Exchange will assist you in networking, exhibitions, or running workshops and community engagement projects. Each year, BHAE runs a Desert Equinox Program. Residents are published in the Art Almanac produced for the event. As a resident, the facilities available include a gallery, exhibition spaces, the heritage courtyard, conference rooms, guest kitchen and lounge, and additional work spaces as required.

About Broken Hill Art Exchange

The residents of this famous mining town are passionate about the environment. Artists love the space, the big skies, clarity of light and the landscape. It is the most accessible inland arid zone desert region of Australia. There is a population of approximately 18,000 people living in Broken Hill and 26,000 across the region. It is entirely volunteer run and been operating for close to 19 years. The people are friendly, knowledgeable, and environmentally conscious. The area has one of the largest uptakes of solar and wind energy in Australia, servicing the capital cities.

Broken Hill was the birthplace of the global mining giant BHP. As such and in response to environmental sustainability, some of Australia’s first environmental conservation projects initiated from this city. It is Australia’s Heritage City renowned for social and political change, its geology and mineral rainforest. The residency program attracts and supports many leading international artists to live and work in the region. BHAE is innovative, resourceful, resilient, and ready to assist individuals and groups to achieve their endeavors.

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Hidden 2018 – Call For Artists

Hidden 2018 – Call For Artists

Rookwood Cemetary announces a call for artists for Hidden 2018, the 10th anniversary of the Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk. The exhibition runs from 1 September to 1 October 2018.

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Deadline: 14 Mar 2018

No application fee

Hidden is Rookwood Cemetary’s signature annual event. Hidden was established to encourage public use of the historic Rookwood Cemetery, the oldest, largest and most multicultural cemetery in Australia. The exhibition is a platform for community engagement. It remains respectful of its purpose and place. It aims to de-mystify some of the misconceptions surrounding cemeteries as dark and intimidating settings.

Hidden 2018 is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that provides artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in Australia’s most historic and culturally significant cemetery. Rookwood Cemetery is interested in exhibiting works that respond to the themes surrounding the Rookwood site such as history, culture, remembrance, and love. They are interested in applications that are inspired by the sculpture walk’s 10th anniversary. This may include, but is not limited to, notions relating to the changing role of public interaction with cemeteries over the past ten years such as the reinvention of graveyards into active parklands. Other themes include an exploration of where we see ourselves as a community in terms of conversations around end of life and how cemeteries could look in the future.

Rookwood Cemetary is open to a wide range of artistic approaches. Artists can choose to approach the themes in a representational, conceptual, symbolic, or abstract way. Artists may propose works yet to be made or existing works that relate to the exhibition themes produced post-September 2016.

Hidden 2018 Awards

  • Artists selected will receive $300 per artwork
  • Artists whose artwork requires transporting from a distance over 500km may be eligible for an additional $200 payment
  • Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Award (non-acquisitive) $10,000
  • Elite Funeral Director’s Award $1000
  • People’s Choice Award $500
  • Staff Choice Award $250
  • Artist at the Armory Award $800
  • Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio Residency and Mentorship Award $1000

Hidden 2017 saw visitation double with just under 5,000 people visiting the exhibition. Media coverage increased three fold. Hidden is continuing, year-on-year, to grow in popularity. It has firmly established itself as part of the Sydney outdoor sculpture event calendar.

About Rookwood Cemetary

Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance and considerable natural and built beauty. With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world. Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people. Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.

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Calling Artists for Australian Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Artists are invited to submit entries to exhibit in the 13th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival 11 – 20 September 2015 set between two iconic headlands of Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Australia.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 6 Mar 2015.

Exhibiting up to 55 sculptures, SWELL Sculpture Festival supports full freedom of expression for all forms of sculpture and encourage submissions in any medium. Entry is open to local, national and international artists.

The major $15,000 Swell Sculpture Award sponsored by City of Gold Coast continues in 2015 with additional awards including the highly popular $3,000 People’s and $3,000 Kids’ Choice Awards, $3,000 Max Fabre Foundation Environmental Awareness Award and $1,500 Jennie Neumann OAM Emerging Artist Award.

Swell Sculpture Festival provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit in a highly regarded exhibition set within a visually stimulating, expansive coastal landscape. The free to the public exhibition attracts around 250,000 visitors throughout 10 days.


  • Awards total $27,000 including $15,000 Swell Sculpture Award
  • An audience of 250,000 visitors
  • Coastal expanse to exhibit works with site-specific opportunities
  • National media exposure
  • Sculpture lighting potential
  • Swell Smalls Gallery – an exhibition of smaller works
  • Artist talks
  • Twilight walks
  • Networking
  • Kids’ workshops
  • All sculptures are for sale
  • Complimentary festivities during the 10 days

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Strand Ephemera – Call for Artists

Artists are invited to submit concepts for Strand Ephemera, Townsville’s outdoor sculpture exhibition. Successful applicants will vie for a major $10,000 prize.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 27 Mar 2015.

Held along Townsville’s 2km beachside promenade, Strand Ephemera is co-ordinated by Gallery Services, and will be held from Friday 31 July – Sunday 9 August 2015.

Artists are requested to submit concepts for specific sites, as nominated in the entry form and depicted on the website. Conditions have changed for this year’s Strand Ephemera – please ensure you read the entry form carefully.

The North’s sculpture festival – 31 July – 9 August 2015  | Proudly supported by Glencore.

Background: Strand Ephemera began in 2001 and then became a biennial exhibition from that time. The event has grown over the years to be loved not only locally, but to be an outdoor sculpture exhibition of state and national significance.

In 2013, Strand Ephemera was displayed for 10 days and left an indelible mark. Over 60,000 participants embraced the event with unprecedented enthusiasm; taking part in the Photographic Competition, voting in the Wilson/Ryan/Grose Lawyers People’s Choice Award, joining in tours and workshops, and of course admiring the 31 artworks on display.

Strand Ephemera has garnered significant support from the private and corporate sector within Townsville, gains significant media coverage, and attracts many local, national and overseas visitors.

Strand Ephemera is organised by Gallery Services, Townsville City Council, and programs are assisted by a volunteer task force.

Artists are invited to submit concepts for Strand Ephemera 2015 using the application form.

In developing proposals, artists are asked to consider the specific site for which the work is intended.

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