Information for Artists
We invite submissions from Artists for Entry in the 11th 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 16 days from 31st October – 15th November.
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 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.
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. The judges will favour work which responds to, reacts to, and reflects on the landscape of the Sunshine Coast specifically the Hinterland and it’s environment.
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 $6,500 with a major Award of $5,000. Entry Fee is $30 for Arts Connect Members and $50 for Non Members. You may enter multiple works. All entries are considered but not all accepted.
First Prize: $5,000
Environmental/Ephemeral Award: $1000
People’s Choice Award: $500
|Preselection Entry/Submission by||Friday October 2nd|
|Selection Notification||As entries are received|
|Final Entry Images and Documentation Due||Friday October 23rd|
|Installation Dates||Friday 30th October|
|Exhibition Open to public||Saturday 1st November|
|Award Night & Opening Launch||Saturday 1st November|
|Exhibition Closes||Sunday 15th November|
|Uninstall||Monday 16th 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.
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 2nd October 2020
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).