Information for Artists
We invite submissions from Artists for Entry in the 12th Sculpture on the Edge Awards.
Sculpture on the Edge is a contemporary site specific outdoor sculpture prize held annually on the escarpment of the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. It attracts renowned artists from all over the region and is open to public over 17 days from 22nd October – 7th November.
Sculpture on the Edge is one of QLD’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibitions with up to 40 sculptures by local and interstate artists. The Award seeks to celebrate and showcase site specific sculptural art and is judged by a panel of esteemed arts practitioners. If you are an artist seeking to exhibit your work within a curatorial context, Sculpture on the Edge provides an opportunity to build your career and profile.
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 and host.
Sculpture on the Edge invites submissions from artists to design site-specific environmental sculpture/s to be installed and nestled amongst the tranquil natural surrounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland.
Your sculptures must reference the unique location, and surrounds and be visually appropriate and relevant to your selected site. They must also create a welcoming landmark and be of relevant scale to the location. We encourage you to consider how visitors will interact with the work in the context of the unique history and identity of the region.
Larger site specific works are encouraged and all works must be for sale.
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:
First Prize: $10,000
People’s Choice Award: $500
|Preselection Entry/Submission by||Friday 1st October|
|Selection Notification||As entries are received|
|Final Entry Images and Documentation Due||Friday 1st October|
|Installation Dates||Thursday 21st October|
|Exhibition Open to public||Friday 22nd October|
|Award Night & Opening Launch||Friday 22nd October|
|Exhibition Closes||Sunday 7th November|
|Uninstall||Monday 8th November|
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.
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.