2017 Call for Artists for Prestigious Rainforest Art Prize
Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 celebrates its 6th exhibition and is now inviting submissions for Australia’s only rainforest exhibition offering the $20,000 Scenic World Major Award.
The exhibition continues to delight audiences and in 2017 will offer new incentives for exhibiting artists. Refreshed guidelines designed to increase professional opportunities and support for artists are now available online.
The new submission guidelines include:
• The exhibition continues to be held for 30 days from 7th April to 7th May 2017;
• an increase in fees for participating artists to $750 per artist;
• continued support for freighting artworks up to $250 per interstate and international artist;
• successful artists will have the opportunity to produce small scale works for Sculpture Otherwise which will be exhibited at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre; and
• the $20,000 Scenic World Major Prize will remain non-acquisitive.
Sculpture at Scenic World’s Exhibition Manager, Justin Morrissey said “We’re encouraging artists to contact us prior to their application to discuss and visit the exhibition site, where possible, for an opportunity to collaborate and integrate the artworks within the environment. We’re looking for highly ambitious, immersive and interactive artworks.”
Previous exhibition selection panel members have included Felicity Fenner, Michael Snelling, Claire Healy, Anne Loxley, David Williams, Clara Hali, Tony Bond AM, Dr Richard Goodwin and Binghui Huangfu. The deadline for Sculpture at Scenic World 2017 submissions is Monday 28th November 2016. The successful artists will be notified on Monday 5th December 2016.
The $20,000 Scenic World Major Award winner from 2015, Elyssa Sykes-Smith, said “Winning the art prize has been an incredible landmark in my career. It is a major encouragement to continue my arts practice. The positive recognition from my community and exposure through the media around winning the prize was a huge surprise and has given me a boost to keep challenging myself with new artistic projects”.
Sculpture at Scenic World has supported more than 170 exhibiting artists over the past 5 years, attracting over 280,000 visitors to ride the world’s steepest railway into the Jurassic rainforest to view the sculpture and installations.