Lismore Regional Gallery & Splendour In The Grass are seeking artists to submit proposals to present work in 2014. $10,000 will fund the development and presentation of a new contemporary artwork in a dynamic environment that encourages critical thinking and experimentation.
Splendour In The Grass has supported a substantial arts program since its premier event in 2001.
Splendour has formed an ongoing relationship with Lismore Regional Gallery since 2006 whereby local artists’ were commissioned to present new work for the festival.
The Splendid initiative, a program managed by the Gallery in partnership with Splendour In The Grass and the Australia Council, ran from 2009 – 2012 and facilitated emerging inter-disciplinary artists to create new work for the festival. In 2013, the Gallery and Splendour presented a major new work, Barnraiser, by WA artist Bennett Miller. This annual ‘New Art’ Commission will support a new work to be exhibited as part of the curated Splendour Arts program.
Lismore Regional Gallery is interested in sculptural works or artists engaged in site specific or place-making practices. The work must retain a presence within an audience of up to 25,000 and function over the three days of the festival.
Applications due: 4pm Friday 14 March 2014
Notification of Successful Applicant: Friday 28 March 2014