Art Gallery extends its hours for SCAP 07
Art lovers are in for a treat, with the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery set to extend its hours to accommodate the 2007 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition which launches later this month.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the Gallery will extend its opening hours for a month to cater for the expected increase in patronage during the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition.
"Last year the exhibition generated tremendous interest from both the local community and visitors,"
"This year, the Art Gallery will open its doors every day to cater for the extra visitation and high level of interest the Art Prize is expected to generate," Cr Aldous said.
The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is currently open Sunday to Wednesday, 10am to 4pm. It is located at Omrah Avenue, opposite the Council Administration Building.
During the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, which runs from August 15 to 14 October, the Art Gallery will open seven days a week, from 10am-4pm.
30 January 2007 Entries sought for prestigious art prize
30 January 2007 Entries sought for prestigious art prize
Following the success of the inaugural award, the call is out for entries from across the nation for this year's prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the $20,000 art prize, which includes $15,000 cash and a four week residency in Maleny, has risen to national prominence following the success of last year's inaugural award.
"Attracting over 300 entries in its inaugural year, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize has very quickly established itself as a prestigious award for Australian artists," Cr Aldous said.
Last year's winner, Western Australian Nyoogar artist Shane Pickett was selected from a field boasting some of Australia's leading artists.
Cr Aldous said the difficult task of judging this year's award would be done by Tim Morrell, a freelance curator and writer from Brisbane, and the current interim curator of Artworks Queensland.
The acquisitive prize is open to all Australian artists working in any 2D medium. A pre-selection committee will choose 40 artists to enter work for the prize, with their work to form part of an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.
The winner will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition, with the winning work becoming part of the Caloundra City collection.
There is also a non-acquisitive people's choice award valued at $2,000.
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a Caloundra City Council cultural initiative. Principal partner is Sajen Legal. Entries close on 16 March, and a $25 entry fee applies. For more details or to apply online go to www.scap.org.au
* 15 August: Exhibition opens
* Date TBC: Official opening and winner announced (6.30pm)
* 14 October: Exhibition closes
The Judge for the 2007 is Tim Morrell. Tim is a freelance curator and
writer in Brisbane, currently the interim curator of Artworks Queensland, the state government collection of public art. He studied art history at
the University of Melbourne and New York University. He was the curator
of the Adelaide Biennial in 1992, curator of contemporary Australian art at the Queensland Art Gallery from 1993-1999 and curator of the Australian exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 1999. He has worked on public art projects with the Public Art Agency in Brisbane since 2000. He was most recently curator of two exhibitions surveying the 125 year history the Queensland College of Art. He writes regularly for Australian art magazines and exhibition catalogues.
* This is an acquisitive prize. The winning work will become part
of the Caloundra City Collection
* Entry fee is $25.00 per artist
* The Prize is open to all Australian artists
* A pre-selection committee will choose 40 artists to enter work
for the Prize
* The Residency is for 4 weeks at Arley Farm, Maleny
* The Residency must be taken with 12 months of the Award
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a national contemporary painting and
2D art award. It is an initiative of Caloundra City Council and principal partner Sajen legal.
The winner will receive $15,000 plus a 4 week residency in Maleny on
the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to the value of $5,000. The prize will
be judged by TBC.
There is also a non-acquisitive people's choice award valued at $2,000
that will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
The award is open to all Australian artists working in any 2D medium. Participants will be selected from entries submitted to the pre-selection committee.
The exhibition will be held at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, from
15 August to 14 October 2007. The winner will be announced at the
official opening of the exhibition on a date to be announced.
All works in the exhibition will be for sale, and the Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc will deduct a 25% commission from the sale.
Artists wishing to enter the prize should carefully read the Conditions of Entry and complete the Entry Form. Application can be made online or via the post, go to the Application section of this website or contact the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, or can be downloaded from the Application section of this website.
Important 2007 Dates
* Entries Open: 06 Dec
* Entries Close: 16 March
* 02 to 13 April: Pre-selection Committee meets
* 20 to 31 April: 40 Selected artists invited to participate in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize
* 13 to 19 August: Artwork to be delivered to Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
* 14 August: Judging
* 15 August: Exhibition opens to public
* Official opening and winner announced (date to be decided)
* 23 September: Exhibition closes
* 24 to 28 September: Artworks to be collected