Fast track your application for Eden Unearthed 2017 by getting in contact with us now, before applications open officially on the 1st March. Click here to fill in an application form, or contact the curator receive a 2016 catalogue, visit the site or to make an appointment.
Installation Artists, now is your opportunity to be involved in Eden Unearthed, the largest significantly funded exhibition of temporal artworks in Australia. Every artist has the opportunity to apply for a stipend from $500 up to $10,000.
In 2016, Unearthed’s inaugural year, 30 installations were included with works by Dr Ainslie Murray, Selina Springett and Alessandro Berini, Dr Atanas Djonov, Jonathon Bolitho and Sophie Clague. Dr Natalie Ryan reflected, “I was thrilled to be involved with this exhibition and work with Eden Gardens. It is fantastic, refreshing and incredibly important to see artists getting paid for their work. For me this is what made Eden Unearthed progressive and exciting. I would also love to be involved again, the stipend allowed me to push my practice and respond to the gardens in a way that would not have been possible due to the extensive costs of materials, travel and working full time in the studio on the project. The grounds are so stunning and the chance to work in the gardens and respond to them was such a pleasure.”
“This exhibition is particularly important as it offers participating artists the opportunity to create new work in response to the many and varied nooks and crannies of Eden Gardens”, says judge, Allan Giddy. Eden Gardens & Garden Centres has had a long and proud association with garden art, and in particular sculpture. The award winning Macquarie Park site has a sculpture walk incorporating over 2 dozen significant artworks, including works by Col Henry, Tony Davies, Rae Bolotin and John Turier.
Eden Unearthed will launch in September 2017 and run for 6 months, allowing great exposure for both established artists as well as and up and coming artists . Submissions officially open 1st March and will close 13th April, 2017.
Graham Forsyth, Associate Dean UNSW, Academic in the Faculty of Art & Design, previously been the Head of the School of Art History and Theory and Presiding Member of the Faculty, was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2009.
Allan Giddy, Director of the Environmental Research Initiative for Art (ERIA), UNSW Art & Design has pioneered the use of alternative energy systems and light in ‘time-based sculpture’ since 1992. His practice has expanded into public sited ‘active sculpture’ aimed at the reinvigoration of public spaces. He is one of Australia’s foremost proponents of sustainable energy systems, electronic interconnectivity and interactivity embedded in the physical art object. His work has been at numerous other venues internationally.
Dr Trevor Weekes was awarded his PhD in 1999 and has been a Senior Lecturer/Convenor in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle till 2016. He has had over 45 solo exhibitions and is represented in over 20 major galleries, including the Australian National Gallery. His work is prodigious with over 20 private commissions. In 2011 Weekes completed a residency at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.
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