Artists and the Spirit of the Land Festival
Ten years ago the Spirit of the Land Lockhart Festival was born and farmers were encouraged to use their skills to enter a farm art sculpture competition. The Festival has grown over this time to attract high calibre artists nation wide. As we look forward to our 10th Festival, the Spirit of the Land committee is calling artists throughout Australia to participate in the Spirit of the Land Art Festival 2016, with a prize pool of $20,000.
National Farm Art Sculpture Award
The National Farm Art Sculpture Award is a $10,000 NON-acquisition award.
The National Farm Art Sculpture Award is for sculptures that showcase and capture the uniqueness of the Australian landscape, flora, fauna, and lifestyle of living on the land. These sculptures can be created from any medium you as the artist sees as representing the art form “farm art”. We invite you and your associates to participate in this non-acquisition award. First prize in the National Farm Art Sculpture Award receives $10,000 prize money, with their art work remaining their own property.
- National Farm Art Sculpture Award – $10,000
- Creative Cocky Award
- Local Artist Award
- Small Sculpture Award
- Youth Award (Under 18)
- Spirit of the Land Award
In addition to the National Farm Art Sculpture Awards, exhibition categories include:
- Fine Art Painting
- Fine Art Photography
Early registration will assist with our national/international promotional campaign and photographs of artworks would also be appreciated. These can be emailed or posted. The Festival attracts national and international media.
Installation of Artworks
Installation of artworks is to be by Thursday, 6 October. The Festival will officially open on Friday evening, 7 October and close on Sunday, 9 October. Exhibits can be collected on Sunday, 9 October after 4 pm.
Work not sold may be considered by the Festival Arts’ committee for inclusion in Lockhart’s Sculpture Park for a period of up to three months. Unsold works are encouraged to advertise on the festival website for sale, standard commissions apply. Whilst all care is taken, artists are responsible for insurance. A Memorandum of Understanding outlines all parties’ responsibilities.
Prize winners will be announced on Friday night, 7 October at the Spirit of the Land Awards Night.
If you wish to make an enquiry or enter your art into this year’s competition please follow the link below or contact the Committee who will be able to deal with your request in the correct manner.
For more information on SCULPTURES please contact:
Ph: 0429 857 085
For more information on FINE ARTS PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY please contact:
Ph: 0427 261 591