The theme “Anything Goes” and the exhibition setting of the Christmas window displays of Newport Beach shopping village, sets the challenge for artists in the 2016 Newport Sculpture Trail.
In 2016 the Newport Sculpture Trail guest curator will be Newport multi-media artist, Lorrie Morgan.
Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee representing both artists and local businesses, but the final decision selection will be incumbent upon the curator.
If artists have a preferred Newport shop to exhibit their work, this should be requested in the submission. However, final site selection for all sculptures in the Newport Sculpture Trail is the decision of the curator.
Installation & Maintenance of sculptures
Artists are responsible for the transport of their sculptures to and from the exhibition sites and for arranging the removal of all packing materials from the site.
All packing materials must be secured while installing and removing your work; no waste material (plastic, paper, etc) can be left at the site. All art works must be fully secured and safe.
Artists will be allocated a specific time for installation and de-installation of their work(s). Artists should liaise with the Newport Sculpture Trail’s Artist Coordinator, Patsy Clayton-Fry to confirm arrangements in relation to placement and other installation requirements.
Artists must ensure they have enough assistants to install their works. Newport Sculpture Trail representatives and shop-keepers are not able to assist.
It is a condition of exhibiting that each artist maintains their sculpture in a presentable condition throughout the exhibition. This includes the repair of any minor damage to the sculpture.
Artists agree that their sculpture will not affect the site environment in any lasting way, and they must return the site used for their sculpture to its original condition at the end of the exhibition.
Artists exhibit at their own risk
The Newport Sculpture Trail does not have an accidental and malicious damage insurance to cover the sculptures of exhibiting artists. Each artist is responsible for their own insurance cover. All risk in the exhibition of sculptures remains with the artist at all times.
Sale of sculptures
The Newport Sculpture Trail or participating shops do not take commissions or fees for the sale of exhibited works. Selling of the works is the sole responsibility of the artist and so appropriate contact details and purchase information must be displayed with the works on exhibit and will be included in the online catalogue for the event.
Images & copyright
Artists must supply one or more high quality digital images for each work submitted, in JPEG or PNG format.
The artist authorises the Newport Sculpture Trail to reproduce the artwork in the online exhibition catalogue, publicity, media releases and other promotions in relation to the Newport Sculpture Trail.
Artists using images of their work taken at the exhibition for any promotional purpose (including websites or photos submitted to publications) must credit Newport Sculpture Trail, using the hashtag #newportsculpturetrail for online use and Newport Sculpture Trail 2016 for other purposes.
An administration fee of $50 GST-free per entry is payable by artists to exhibit in the Newport Sculpture Trail.
The fee is payable upon notification of submission success and is non-refundable. Payment instructions will be included in the notification letter and must be paid by within 7 days to secure your place in the exhibition.