SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022: Call for entries

SWELL Sculpture Festival is inviting submissions from Artists, art collectives and collaborators to exhibit in its 20th annual exhibition.

SWELL is Queensland’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition and presents 65 Australian and international artists to captivate the hearts and minds of an audience of over 100,000 visitors.

Set between two iconic headlands at the Gold Coast’s Currumbin Beach, and other locations around the Gold Coast to be announced, the vast coastal landscape encourages submissions of thought-provoking and sculpturally impressive works.

SWELL is a ten-day manifestation of conceptions and visual commentary, and presents small, medium and large-scale sculpture, installations, and digital works as a FREE outdoor gallery at Currumbin Beach, 9 to 19 September 2022.

ARTISTS from across Australia and the world working in all mediums are invited to submit. SWELL welcomes the opportunity to work with Artists who are keen to break new ground in sculpture presentation and installation art. Works can be site-specific, display ephemeral qualities and should invite dialogue and instigate inspired conversations.

“SWELL is the conduit for connecting people, art and place,” says Artistic Director Natasha Edwards.

“As a Founder and Artistic Director, I’m incredibly proud to curate our 20th year of SWELL Sculpture Festival.

“As an arts organization we recognise the importance and major milestone for Artists as we continue to create opportunities for Artists, strengthen partnerships and present major sculptures in public places, strengthening communities and cultural development of our city.”

Artists will vie for awards totaling $27,500 with the coveted major award presented by The Neumann Family SWELL Sculpture Award $15,000.  In addition to the awards, SWELL offers artists unparalleled opportunities such as Artist honorarium fees, media profiles, logistic and freight support and the chance to establish new industry contacts, professional development, and the potential to sell and commission works.

Applications to exhibit are now open and close on 31 January 2022. Artists will be advised of their succuss by February 28, 2022. Everyone is welcome to apply, all mediums, emerging, mid-career and professional Artists. Artist opportunities include artist talks, workshops, sculpture sales, interviews and industry networking and more.  Apply at swellsculpture.com.au.

IMAHE: The Spiral Of Life by artist Melissa Carey (C) Lex Imagery.

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