Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the Sculptures At Bayside 2018 7th annual exhibition for temporary public artworks. Proudly sponsored by the Sydney Airport and Cooks River Alliance. Successful artworks will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore from Sunday 15 April to Sunday 29 April 2018.
Deadline: 18 Mar 2018
Entry is free. Artists may submit up to three artworks to be considered by the Selection Panel.
This year an acquisitive prize of up to $50,000 will be introduced. It will be awarded by the judges to the most outstanding eligible sculpture submitted. Artists submitting to Sculptures at Bayside 2018 will be able to opt in to be considered for the acquisition prize; however, not every entry may be eligible.
Sculptures At Bayside 2018 Prize Categories
- Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize – (up to) $50,000
- Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) – $6,000
- Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award – $2,000
- Cooks River Rescue Prize – $2,000
- People’s Choice Award – $1,500
Sponsored by the Sydney Airport and Cooks River Alliance. No commission on sales. All sales to be negotiated by the artist.
About Bayside Council
Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting Bayside communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. The Council embraces the concept of community capacity building: that is, facilitating the ability of community members, governments, and businesses to take the steps to find solutions to issues in their own communities.
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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.
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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