Artists wanted for beachfront show

Following the success of the inaugural 2005 arstCape event at Cape Byron, organisers are now calling for artists to be involved in the 2010 event.

Exhibition dates have been confirmed for June 26 to July 11 and artsCape will move to a new beachfront site at Clarks Beach.

Artworks which have an environmental focus and respond to the exhibition site will be considered favourably by the selection panel, comprising artsCape biennial chairman Robert Bleakley and exhibition curators Merran Morrison and Rebecca Townsend.

All submissions will also be reviewed by artsCape Biennial’s management committee.
artsCape is encouraging artists to submit suspended and kinetic works, works that incorporate solar energy, those made from natural and/or recycled materials, installations which span and/or link the exhibition, ephemeral and temporary artworks and works which speak to the genius loci of the site or region.

New artworks which have not been previously exhibited will also be given high priority.

Five international sculptors have now confirmed participation in the exhibition.

They include Bert Flugelman and Greg Johns from Australia; Usama Alnassar from Syria; Andy Scott from Scotland and Phil Price from New Zealand.

“We are delighted to have these major artists as the foundation for the 2010 exhibition and able to bring some of the world’s best sculpture to the Northern Rivers,” Rebecca Townsend said.

Established South Australian artist Greg Johns has also recently confirmed participation in the exhibition.

Johns intends to produce a site-specific sculpture which explores black and white history of the Northern Rivers region.

Johns will join a small group of invited artists with all other exhibitors being selected through the open expression of interest process. 

 Australian and international artists can download information and entry forms from the exhibition website with all artist submissions due by Friday, February 19.

For more information contact Rebecca Townsend on 0404087443 or email

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