Information for Artists
Entries for 2018 Now Open – Closing 20 July
Entries for 2018 Now Open – Closing 20 July
We invite submissions from Artists for Entry in the eighth Sculpture on the Edge Awards.
Sculpture on the Edge is a contemporary three-dimensional (3D) award exhibition, presented by Arts Connect Inc in the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland over twenty days from 10 -30 September.
The exhibition has been presented at Spicers Tamarind Retreat since 2012. We are proud to have the continued support of Spicers Tamarind Retreat as the Major Sponsor.
Sculpture on the Edge invites submissions from artists to design site-specific sculpture/s to be installed and nestled amongst the tranquil natural surrounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland.
Artists are encouraged to exercise their artistic expression and freedom, however the work should enhance and add to the appearance of Spicers Tamarind Retreat and contribute to the overall ambience of the Estate without impacting its function.
Your artwork will be temporarily installed in the rainforest grounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane East, Maleny, and open to the public for the duration of the exhibition.
Your supporting documentation should be comprehensive and include the required information outlined below. Your Entry can be for a completed 3D work or a work in progress and should include clear and comprehensive information including:
AWARD POOL of $10,000 with a major Award of $7,500. Entry Fee is $30 for Arts Connect Members and $50 for Non Members.
First Prize: $7,500
Runner Up Prize: $1,000
Environmental Award: $500
People’s Choice Award: $500 (also $500 to the winning vote)
Dr Rhyl Hinwood AM Artist/Sculptor
A 1986 Churchill Fellow, Rhyl was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her service to the Visual Arts following her award of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Queensland in 2001 for her outstanding contribution to the University and to the Visual Arts in Queensland.
Born in Brisbane, Queensland in 1940, Rhyl Hinwood’s professional career as a sculptor began in 1976 at the University of Queensland where hundreds of her carvings in the Great Court are now listed on the Registers of the National Estate and Queensland Heritage. With over fifty years experience, Rhyl has worked almost exclusively on the design and production of over seven hundred commissioned public
artworks for institutions, the churches, corporations, organisations, federal, state and local governments as well as for private clients.
At present Rhyl is the Patron of Sculptors Queensland.
Jane Nicol Artist
Accepted into Gray’s School of Art in the UK at the age of 16, Jane majored in Three Dimensional Media with a focus on Sculpture and Ceramics. She briefly taught art in Scotland before moving to New Zealand where for some years she ran a successful sculpture studio, selling through gallery outlets in Christchurch, and Auckland.
Jane now works from her studio in Maleny, producing both two and three dimensional pieces. She is an internationally successful multi award winning artist.
Ted Moran Glass and Steel Sculptor
Ted Moran is a professional sculptor who began his career with Metal and Glass on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. He is now based at the Sunshine Coast, exhibiting in several galleries. After completing his training as a fitter and turner at the age of twenty-two, he was encouraged by a work colleague to explore creative work in the metal mediums. His career in this art form includes sculptures in stained glass panels and combinations of metal, stone and glass blocks.
Ted Moran exhibits modern glass, stone and steel sculptures at Landsborough Galleries, Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
|Entry/Submission by||Friday July 20th, 2018|
|Selection Notification||Wednesday July 25th, 2018|
|Entry Images and Documentation Due||Friday August 17, 2018|
|Installation Dates||Saturday/Sunday September 08 – 09, 2018|
|Exhibition Open to public||Monday September 10, 2018|
|Award Night & Opening Launch||Wednesday September 12, 2018|
|Exhibition Closes||Sunday September 30, 2018|
|Uninstall||Monday/Tuesday October 01– 02, 2018|
All entries submitted will be presented for review to a pre-selection panel, from which a maximum of 50 works will be selected. The pre-selection panel and Judge’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
All risk for the artwork remains with the artist.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is a private, safe location, but does not have 24 hour security.
For ACI non-members, a copy of your public liability insurance certificate must be provided with your entry.
Public Liability is provided for active Arts Connect members.
You may choose to join before you enter. Information for Artist Public Liability Insurance can be found here.
All works will be offered for sale for the duration of the Sculpture on the Edge exhibition.
To achieve maximum sales for artists and financial viability for this event, Artists are requested not to submit pieces that have a sale price of more than $12,000.
Arts Connect Inc will receive a commission of 25% which will be deducted from the sale price of all work sold.
Arts Connect Inc is the sole owner of the information collected from the entry forms and any other information submitted, and will not sell, share or rent the information to others except for the sole purpose of advertising or promoting Sculpture on the Edge.
Freight of the pre-selected works to and from the exhibition is the responsibility of the Artist. Larger works requiring special access or equipment to install must liaise & confirm details with the organisers at least 2 weeks prior to the installation date.
Installation work will be the responsibility of the Artist and a site map of locations will be provided and negotiated with the artists once selection has occurred.
Sculpture sites are not guaranteed. Your site will be finalised following a meeting with the organisers. We encourage artists successful in their submission to meet on site with the organisers for site allocation and installation matters. Final site selection is the decision of the organisers.
If Artists are not available to install the works themselves, they must provide a representative to install the artwork and notify the organisers.
Your Entry Form and Entry Fee, Attached images, Artist Statements and CV bio must be completed either Online (preferred method), or printed, filled out, scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or printed, filled out and mailed to: PO Box 1033, Maleny QLD 4552 by Friday June 15 2018.
Payment MUST be made at the time of entry and can be made Online or by direct payment to the ACI bank account. Please attach proof of payment with entry if paid by direct payment.
Entries will not be accepted without proof of entry fee payment.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU ATTACH THE NECESSARY FILES TO YOUR ENTRY: ENTRY FORM AND IMAGE FILES, CV BIO, ARTIST STATEMENT(S) Public Liability Insurance Certificate ( non-members only) and PROOF OF PAYMENT (if not made online).