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2016 :: $15,000 SWELL SCULPTURE AWARD sponsored by City of Gold Coast
Artists are invited submit to the 14th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach, Queensland 9 - 18 September 2016.
Exhibiting up to 55 sculptures SWELL Sculpture Festival supports full freedom of expression for all forms of sculpture and encourage submissions with entry open to all artists nationally and internationally, working in any medium.
SWELL provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit in a highly regarded exhibition set within a visually stimulating, expansive coastal landscape. The free to the public exhibition attracts visitation of around 270,000 over 10 days.
Awards include $15,000 Swell Sculpture Award (non-acquisitive) sponsored by The City of Gold Coast. $3,000 Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC People’s Choice Award, $3,000 Currumbin RSL Kids’ Choice Award, $3,000 Max Fabre Foundation Environmental Awareness Award, $1,500 Jennie Neumann OAM Emerging Artist Award
SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED AND CLOSE MARCH 14
Awards total $27,000 including $15,000 Swell Sculpture Award
An audience of 270,000 visitors
Coastal expanse to exhibit works with site-specific opportunities
National and international media exposure
Sculpture lighting potential
Swell Smalls Gallery - an exhibition of smaller works
All sculptures are for sale
Festivities and public programming during the ten days
For assistance with your submission please email or leave a phone message at + 61 7 5525 0503 and your number will be logged for a return phone call.
We are proud to partner with Urban Art Projects again in 2016. UAP will be supporting SWELL by offering a mentorship to artist selected to exhibit at SWELL 2016.
This is an incredible opportunity for an artist to connect with an industry leader and public art professionals to gain real world experience in art making. Skills and knowledge gained through this mentorship will be invaluable and we encourage artists who are interested in being considered for the UAP Mentorship to make note on their 2016 submission.
This is an online form that requires you to complete fields and upload documents - doc, pdf and jpg files are accepted. TIP! Read the form first and have all your content prepared before starting - the submission must be done in one sitting and cannot be saved. Images and files must under 8MB to upload successfully.Please contact us on 07 5525 0503 or email email@example.com
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Swell Sculpture Festival PO Box 457 Currumbin Qld 4223
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs
You may find these frequently asked questions useful to read before you start your submission. Should you require further assistance please phone 07 5525 0503 or contact us
This map is indicative of the site - Currumbin Beach ocean walkway between the Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club and the Currumbin Alley is approximately 1000 metres and is located along Pacific Parade Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia. Sculptures will be featured along the grassed area and selected beach sites. An opportunity may exist for artwork to be featured on one of two large natural rock areas. The majority of the exhibition site is flat with undulating areas.
Sculpture Installation Method Statement Template
You can either use the supplied Sculpture Installation Method Statement Template or provide a detailed description of how you intend to install your sculpture including scale, side and front elevation drawings. The template is editable. Please complete, print to include drawings then scan and upload with application or post with application. You are also requited to complete a Sculpture De-installation Method Statement Template.
Should you need assistance with your submission please email or leave a phone message at + 61 7 5525 0503 and your number will be logged for a return phone call.