Submissions open to artists worldwide for exclusive rainforest exhibition

Unsworth-Harlequin's Shuttle 297KBBy Scenic World Blue Mountains

Artists from around the world have been invited to submit applications to the annual Sculpture at Scenic World 2015 – Australia’s only rainforest exhibition.

Refreshed guidelines have been designed to increase professional opportunities for the international arts community.

The new submission guidelines include:

  • Artworks must have been created within the past two years and can have been previously exhibited
  • Successful artists will have the opportunity to produce small scale works for Sculpture Otherwise which will be exhibited for the first time at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
  • The Scenic World $20,000 Major Prize will no longer be acquisitive

Now in its fourth year, Sculpture at Scenic World will exhibit from April 15 to May 10, 2015. The call for submissions follows Scenic World’s commitment to extend the outdoor exhibition for at least three more years after the success of the past three events.

Sculpture at Scenic World has supported more than 100 exhibiting artists with almost 160,000 people riding the world’s steepest railway down to the Jurassic rainforest to view the sculptures.

Scenic World head of marketing and events Amanda Byrne said: “The exhibition is now respected as an international cultural event and acknowledged by artists as a highly credible exhibition to include in their portfolio.’’

Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism chairman Daniel Myles said: “The Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region has long been recognised as a hub for artists.

“It’s wonderful that our largest tourist attraction, Scenic World, is fostering that reputation and giving artists an opportunity to showcase their work. And what a location in which to exhibit!’’

Previous exhibition judges have included Tony Bond AM, Dr Richard Goodwin and Binghui Huangfu. The deadline for Sculpture at Scenic World 2015 submissions is Monday, October 20, 2014. The successful artists will be notified on Monday, November 3, 2014.

 

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