Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2020. Your submission must show how you will respond to the environmental issues of the day using your chosen medium. Relevance to the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains is essential. The Greater Blue Mountains is an area of stunning scenic beauty, with its own unique flora, fauna, and geomorphology. BigCi is located 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world.
Deadline: 29 Feb 2020
There is an entry fee of AUD$30 that must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support these Awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.
BigCi is looking for inspirational projects that will be executed within the residency time frame. Choose to deal with relevant environmental or natural science issues, explore ideas and concepts related to nature, or use this opportunity to creatively respond to the unique wilderness and the current challenges it faces.
The focus of the award is on the environment. This is open to a wide range of interpretations, allowing you to work on aspects that are of most interest to you and fit best with your artistic practice.
BigCi Environmental Awards 2020 Benefits
- The two winning artists will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,500 spending money
- Up to AUD$2,000 flight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners
- The winners of the award will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, Blue Mountains, and Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks
- Winners will be given research assistance relevant to their projects
- Present work at BigCi Open Day
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. It was established and is run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.
Because of the location and knowledge base of the team, many of the resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Many others use the beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.
All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide and author. Learn first hand about the unique natural environment of the area.
Artists-in-residence are able to present their work during a BigCi Open Day that usually takes place at the end of their stay.
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This year is the 10th anniversary of BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) artist-in-residence program.
So, to celebrate this in true BigCi style, they are giving away two awards: 1) BigCi10 New Residents Award (four weeks of BigCi residency) is open to any artist who has not done a BigCi residency before. This is a competitive entry based on criteria outlined in the submission form, and 2) BigCi10 Past Residents Award (four weeks of BigCi residency) is only open to the past residents of BigCi. You do not need to fill in any forms. Simply send an email before 18 August 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest. Your name will go in the draw for this award.
Deadline: 18 Aug 2019
There are no entry fees for these awards.
The winner will receive four weeks of free residency at BigCi. The awards are being promoted through the BigCi mailing list and and on the social media – Facebook and Instagram. The winner will be announced at a special ceremony during our Open Day on 8 September 2019.
About Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.
Because of the location on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of the team, resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although others use the beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.
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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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