ITE HCMC 2014

ITE HCMC 2014

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

5 Lands Walk Avoca Beach Ephemeral Sculpture Exhibition


Surfhenge by Nicole Esplin 2006
The 5 Lands Walk will be held on 23rd June 2012. In conjunction with this walk the ‘5 Lands Walk Avoca Beach Ephemeral Sculpture Exhibition ’ will be held. Entries are invited for this sculpture competition which this year has the theme of "connecting people to people and people to place."

The 5 Lands are actually the area around 5 beaches on the Central Coast, NSW Australia - MacMasters Beach, Copacabana Beach, Avoca Beach,  North Avoca Beach,  and Terrigal Beach. The 5 Lands Walk is a free leisurely 9klm walk along these 5 beaches on Saturday 23rd June 2012.

The Visual Arts Committee of the 5 Lands Walk and Avoca Artists invite artists to submit entries for pre-selection in the seventh annual 5 Lands Walk Avoca Beach ephemeral sculpture exhibition, Ephemera, on Avoca Beach and at Copacabana from 23 to 24 June 2012 for the 5 Lands Walk. The quality of entries this year will once again be exceptional.  Entries must be submitted by 18 May 2012.  Entry forms are available from Christine Woulfe on jjwoulfe@optusnet.com.au and any enquiries should be directed to her. CLICK HERE to download the entry form for EPHEMERA.

Eligible Sculpture Policy
Only ephemeral sculpture consistent with the exhibition theme made from found, natural, local or recycled materials is eligible for entry.

Reed Bug by Margaret Fortey 2008
Theme
The theme of the 5 Lands Walk is "connecting people to people and people to place" and Ephemera adopts this theme. Ephemera is about demonstrating a sense of place through a sensibility to the physical, spiritual and cultural environments of the five lands. Interpretation of the theme is open, but might include reference to the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history of the place and the connection of its people to the land. It might include influences such as the winter solstice, significant to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, the serpent creation story or the northern journey of the whale.

The theme for Ephemera is deliberately broad, allowing for individual modernist/postmodernist artistic inquiries to be exhibited alongside more symbolic and public artwork. Artists may site a previously exhibited artwork in the exhibition provided the artwork is conceptually congruent with the event's them

All sites are on the sand at Avoca Beach and Copacabana with one rock pool site available for appropriate site-specific sculpture. The exhibition is open to extreme weather changes and tidal variation. All sculpture must be made to withstand the weather and be safe for the general public to engage with. All sculpture must be safely sited using footings in the sand or other securing methods. In your application please provide a Safety Statement of no more than one A4 page on how you have addressed any hazards the construction of your sculpture may pose and how your construction methods will address these safety issues. Also include in the statement how you intend to site your sculpture detailing the footing or securing methods you would use to ensure your sculpture is safely sited.

Curatorial Panel
Clothesline by Sandy James 2008
Artwork for the Ephemera 2012 exhibition will be selected by a panel comprising the Curator of the 5 Lands Walk Inc Visual Arts Committee and a nominee of the 5 Lands Walk Visual Arts Committee plus two nominees of Avoca Artists Inc. The panel will consider the Eligible Sculpture Policy in making its selection for the exhibition. It will also consider the Artist's Submission paper. This is to be no more than one A4 page outlining the proposed sculpture. It should also include an artist's statement (max 25 words) which will be used for the exhibition catalogue.

Participating artists 2019
Artists exhibiting in Ephemera at Avoca Beach in 2011 included Peter Baka, Bronwyn Barry, Edward Bennetts, Nicole de Mestre, Norma Dunston, Margaret Fortey, Val Hill, Rowena Hordern, Sandy James, Jiri Kripac, Tony McWilliam, Martin Smith and Willemina Villari. 
Artists included in Ephemera at Copacabana were Michele Brennan, Copacabana Primary School students (co-ordinated by Nicola Read, Joanna Francis and Sue Lewis), Sile Molloy, June Morin, Nicola Read and Fran Van Krieken.

Installation and de-installation
Installation is on 23 June 2012 and de-installation is on 25 June 2012. Installation times and site numbers will be provided to selected artists not later than two weeks prior to the exhibition.

Should the curator deem any artwork to be unsafe at any stage of the exhibition, the curator will either request the artist to rectify the safety concern or remove the artwork. All risk in the exhibition of a sculpture remains with the artist. Vandalism may occasionally occur and is a risk borne by the artist. No security for the artworks is employed by the organisers.

Tidal by Bronwyn Tuohy 2008
The 5 Lands Walk
When: 23rd June 2012 8am-4pm
Where: Avoca Beach & Copacabana Beach. NSW Australia
Further Information: www.5landswalk.com.au.
Central Coast Tourism 02 4343 4410 ldyer@centralcoasttourism.com.au

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