Sculpture Bermagui

Exhibit this year

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Sculpture Bermagui is changing in 2023 with an increase in prize money and the introduction of professional judging for some prizes. There will also be a range of awards for outstanding sculptures.

There will be space to exhibit 160 sculptures – 65 Indoor and 95 Outdoor. Outdoor works will again be exhibited on the magnificent Dickinson Point headland and Dickinson Park foreshore. Indoor works will continue to be displayed in the Bermagui Surf Lifesaving Club.

We have changed the dates that Sculpture Bermagui will be held to begin on the long weekend in March. This will drive more interest from buyers as more people attend on the long weekend and more artworks will be available for sale. We expect an average attendance of over 8,000 visitors across both venues.

Once again there will be a single step entry process for the 2023 Exhibition. We will only be requiring artists to submit a formal Competition Entry Form for each work.

We are committed to supporting all artists who are thinking of entering in 2023 and curatorial volunteers are available to provide advice on the guidelines and judging criteria at any time from the present until entries close on 29 January 2023.

Exhibit 1

Selection Criteria

Our Selection Committee will select sculptures from those that have been entered for the exhibition based on the following criteria:

  • Ingenuity of concept (Fresh point of view)
  • Development of idea (Clarity of thought)
  • Communication of idea
  • Composition (Design)
  • Suitability of Materials (including safety and durability)
  • Readiness for Display
  • Standard of Finish (Technique / Workmanship)
  • Consistent standard with other work
  • Suitability for Public Display (OH&S)

*Presentation of photographic image(s) is vital for the selection committee to be able to make decisions

Entries are now open

To enter a sculpture in the 2023 Exhibition, please complete the artist registration at https://register.sculpturebermagui.org.au/.

For detailed information on the process that we follow to select artworks please see the Conditions of Entry and Selection Criteria 2023

Please ensure that you also read the following important documents:

Artist resources

To assist in supporting your practice and preparing to exhibit your work, you may find some of this information helpful:

  • Create NSW – Applications for Small Project Grants (Quick Response) are open.
  • National Association for the Visual Arts – NAVA The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) leads advocacy, policy and action for a contemporary Australian arts sector that’s ambitious and fair. NAVA provides information, training, support and help needed to work for yourself in the creative and cultural industries
  • South East Arts is the regional arts and cultural development organisation covering the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro council areas. SEA actively support the ongoing development of, and participation in, arts and culture throughout the NSW South East region. South East Arts staff are available to help artists, arts organisations and community groups to apply for arts related grants and to assist in finding funding opportunities. Please contact them for assistance or advice.

Any questions? Please contact our Curator curator@sculpturebermagui.org.au