Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A Rookwood Hidden Sculpture Walk 2012

Call for Artists Open Now Until 23 April 2012

Exhibition 1 September - 14 October $5,000 Rookwood Necropolis Sculpture Award, The Ground Swell Project People's Choice Award Artist at the Armory Award, Peacock Gallery Residency Award

The Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts are partnering with Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Auburn City Council and The GroundSwell Project to create the fourth annual Rookwood Sculpture Walk. The 2012 outdoor exhibition will once again be featured amongst the graves in one of the older sites of the cemetery and neighbouring areas. With views of the city on the horizon, this site offers artists a rare opportunity to showcase their work in an extremely thought provoking context.
Artists who would like to be considered to exhibit in this unique environment are invited to submit an expression of interest. The Trusts request artists address themes appropriate to the site, such as grief, loss, memory, death, mourning, spirituality, religion and heritage as well as the culture around memorial, eulogy, burial and ceremony. Artists can choose to approach these themes in a representational, symbolic or abstract way.

ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS SCULPTURE AWARD - $5,000.00 NON-ACQUISITIVE
The Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts are once again offering a non-acquisitive award of $5,000.00 for one artist, the recipient to be judged by an external panel. All artworks selected into Hidden 2012 are short listed for this award. The Rookwood Necropolis Sculpture Award is a non-acquisitive award of $5,000.00 for a well-considered and original outdoor sculpture or installation that poignantly deals with the themes of the Rookwood site. The recipient of this award will be chosen by John Kirkman (Chief Executive Officer, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts) and Cathy Colville (Cemeteries Advisor, The National Trust of Australia) and will be announced at the opening on 1 September.

THE GROUNDSWELL PROJECT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
In partnership with The GroundSwell Project, Hidden 2012 will be offering a $500.00 People’s Choice Award. Audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture or installation in the exhibition. This award will be announced by Kerrie Noonan (Director, The GroundSwell Project), on Sunday 14 October 2012.

ARTIST AT THE ARMORY AWARD*
In partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA), an award comprising of a residency for up to three months at Newington Armory is also on offer for artists who are selected into Hidden 2012. The successful artist, or collaborative artists, will have the use of one of the Armory’s studios from late May until late August 2012 to prepare their work for Hidden 2012. Artists are also given the option to base themselves onsite in the residential cottage for the duration of the residency. Successful artists have the choice to be considered for this optional award. The recipient of this award will be chosen by John Kirkman, Cathy Colville, and Tony Nesbitt (Manager, Arts Programming, SOPA) and will be notified on 30 April 2012.

PEACOCK GALLERY RESIDENCY AWARD*
In partnership with Auburn City Council, an award comprising of a residency at Peacock Gallery is also on offer for artists who are selected into Hidden 2012. Successful artists have the choice to be considered for this optional award. As part of the Hidden 2012 program, Auburn City Council will be offering an artist, or collaborative artists, a one month residency at the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio at no cost to the artist/s. The recipient of this award will be chosen by John Kirkman, Cathy Colville and Jenny Cheeseman (Community Development Officer – Arts Programs, Auburn City Council) and will be announced at the opening on 1 September.

*Optional award category - artists may select to be considered for this award
To apply for Hidden: A Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2012 artists must read and agree to the conditions of entry and submit an application form.

Click HERE to access the Expression of Interest - Conditions of Entry
Click HERE to access the Expression of Interest - Application Form
Please review the Work, Health & Safety Policy developed for Hidden: A Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2012

Click links below for a snapshot of the Hidden 2012 exhibition site:Village Green, Village Green Aerial, Lawn1 area, Summer House and surrounds, Section5 upper, Section5 upper 2, Section5 aerial, Section8, Section8(2), Aerial

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