Brisbane Sculpture Festival 2019

50th Anniversary
and Members Exhibition

May 24 – 26, 10am to 4 pm (Friday Night Opening 6 to 8 pm)
Mt. Coot-tha Gardens and Auditorium

Over 70 indoor sculptures will be exhibited in the Auditorium. Life drawing and sculpting presentations will take place and visitors can chat with the artists.

32 sculptures will be displayed throughout the Gardens. The Visitors Centre will supply maps of the sculpture trail for self-guided tours and many days volunteer guides will be available.

All outdoor sculptures will be on display until mid June and then a selection until the beginning of August.

Free entry for all weekend events. All indoor & outdoor sculptures will be for sale.

Entries Close April 30 2019

Download Entry Form Online Application Form

Please Note: Draft outline for outdoor entries due February 28 2019
Please contact Exhibition Coordinator Julie Donaldson for more info: exhibitions@sculptorsqld.org.au

Download and complete entry
form and forward to
exhibitions@sculptorsqld.org.au

Awards

Shillam Prize

2019 Shillam Prize winner

Concept Stainless Design Award

Concept Stainless Design Prize by Carolyn V Watson

Perides Art Foundry Award

Perides Indoor Prize winner

Members Indoor /
Outdoor Exhibition 2019

24 – 26 May
Mt. Coot-tha Gardens

$5000 Shillam Award (for 50th Year)
$1500 Sirromet Winery Outdoor Sculpture Prize
$1500 Perides Foundry Indoor Sculpture Prize
Plus Awards and Prizes from our other sponsors

Opening Hours Friday May 24th 10am – 4pm
then 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday May 25th 10am – 4pm
Sunday May 26th10am – 4pm

Important Dates

Draft outline of all Outdoor Sculptures
Thursday 28th February 2019 (by 5pm)

Entries close for indoor and outdoor exhibition
Tuesday 30th April 2019 (by 5pm)

Bump In Outdoor exhibition
Thursday 16th May 2019 (9am – 12pm)

Bump in Indoor exhibition / Set-up & Installation
Thursday 23rd May 2019 (10am – 12pm)

Official Opening in Auditorium
Friday 24th May 2019 (6pm – 8pm)

Collection of Indoor Sculptures
Sunday 26th May 2019 (4pm – 5pm)

Dismantle Indoor Exhibition Monday
Monday 27th May 2019 (8am – 11am)

Extended Outdoor Invitation sculptures selected
Friday 31st May 2019

Dismantle Outdoor Exhibition
Thursday 13th June 2019 (9am – 12pm)

Dismantle Extended Outdoor Exhibition
Thursday 8th August 2019 (9am – 12pm)

Conditions of Entry

By signing the entry form, the artist acknowledges that he/she has read, understood and agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Entry.

If you have any queries, please contact the Exhibition Coordinator exhibitions@sculptorsqld.org.au mobile: 0419799933

Membership fees to Sculptors QLD, must be paid before submitting an Entry Form to the Exhibition.

Entries will only be accepted if membership is current.

  1. Membership Fees are due and payable before 28th February 2019. Late payment will result in an increase by a further $20 for payment after this date. Visit http://sculptorsqld.org.au for Details.
  2. Every Member who enters art work, is required to assist with the running of the Members’ Exhibition, in regard to preparation before and/or during the exhibition. Please state your availability at the appropriate page on your entry form. A Roster will be formed, and you will be notified. We will endeavor to give you your first preference however this may not always be possible.
  3. Each Artist may enter up to a maximum of three Indoor pieces and three Outdoor pieces.
  4. Late arriving pieces and entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Sculptors Qld. reserve the right not to exhibit work deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable
  5. Each entry must not have been previously exhibited in any annual Indoor/Outdoor SQ Mt Coot-tha Exhibition and works entered must not have won an award/prize in any other art competition.
  6. All artwork must be original, solely the work of the artist, and completed in the 2 years prior to the date of the Opening night of this Exhibition. Multiple editions should be clearly marked with an edition number. A new edition does not mean a new sculpture.
  7. Indoor pieces must be able to be lifted by two people.
  8. Artists shall permit photographic reproduction without fee, for promoting the Exhibition, including electronic and printed media. Entry of an artwork constitutes
    the artist’s permission for such Reproduction.
  9. Winners of all awards [except People’s Choice Award] will be announced at the opening Evening at 7.30pm. The People’s Choice will be announced on the following Sunday at 3.00pm

Financials

  1. A fee of $30 is charged for each sculpture entered. Due to space in the Auditorium, if too many entries are received, a refund will be given, if your 3rd piece cannot be exhibited.
  2. All artwork must be for sale and the total price must include GST (if applicable) and commission of 20%. Payment for sale of work will be made to the artist within 2 months after the closure of the Exhibition by EFT to the artist’s bank account.

Outdoor pieces

  1. Large sculptures to be exhibited in the Gardens must have one measurement greater than 80cm and be securely fastened to the ground. Dimensions and weight must be clearly stated on Entry Form where required. Smaller robust outdoor sculptures are permitted but will be exhibited in the Bromeliad Enclosure for safe keeping a well as the fern garden. Sculptures for the Outdoor exhibition are to be installed, exhibited and removed by the sculptor in accordance with the Gardens’ approval or direction of Gardens staff. If on installation, a sculpture is deemed unsafe by Gardens management, it is to be made safe or removed immediately upon the sculptor being notified before he/she leaves the site.
  2. Thursday 16th May from 9 –12am is allocated for installation of Outdoor sculptures. Mt Coot-tha Gardens will only accept work installed at this time. This is not negotiable. Staff will not be available to approve the installation of work outside these hours. Depending on the number of sculptures entered for this year’s Exhibition, we may have to negotiate installation over 2 days. You will however, be notified about any change to the current procedure.
  3. The final location of each Outdoor sculpture will be as directed by Mt Coot-tha Gardens staff. All sculptors are required to sign in at the Administration Building so that the Head Gardener can be informed of arrival. Should your vehicle be required to drive into the Gardens, you must be accompanied by Gardens’ staff. Any concerns or questions the artists may have before or during installation must be directed to the Exhibition Coordinator for SQ, who will be in attendance. Artists shall not consult with Garden staff directly, unless instructed to do so.
  4. The safe installation of the work is the responsibility of the artist. All outdoor sculptors are requested to have an excellent system of stabilising their work that has been tested beforehand. The artist is to ensure that the work is appropriately secured in position, does not encroach on pathways and is not in any way attached to plants or signage.
  5. Insurance is the sole responsibility of the artist. All
    risk for the artwork remains with the artist, including the installation and removal of the sculptures. We strongly advise that artists entering work for the Outdoor exhibition create work that is not easily removed, damaged or dismantled. BCC Mt Coot-tha Gardens and SQ and its members do not accept any responsibility and shall not
    be liable for any damage or loss to sculptures.
  6. Plants cannot be moved or pruned to accommodate
    the artwork and while the Garden Staff will take all care, they are not responsible for the safety of any sculptures
    on display. Any damage that may occur is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist.
  7. Artists exhibiting sculpture on the lagoon must provide their own means for installing and anchoring the work. This may include inflatable or rigid water craft or waders.
  8. An ‘invitation only’ extended Outdoor exhibition will be available for 3 months to selected artists with approval from Mt Coot-tha Gardens management and the SQ Exhibition Coordinator.

Removal

  1. All Indoor and Outdoor Sculptures must be removed on the agreed date. Artworks that are not collected when required may be deemed by the Committee to be a donation to Sculptors QLD and may be removed and disposed of by the Committee as it sees fit.
  2. Should any dispute arise for which no specific ruling has been laid down, the committee’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.