Search on for Strand Ephemera artists

Date published: 16 November 2016

The search is officially on for the artists who will transform Townsville’s Strand as part of the 2017 Strand Ephemera exhibition.

The 2017 event will be the 9th time the nationally acclaimed Strand Ephemera has transformed The Strand with sculptures and artworks in various media.

Coordinated by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville City Council, the event reached new heights in 2015 with more than 138,000 visitors attending the 10-day biennial event.

Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee Cr Colleen Doyle said she expected crowds to the 2017 Strand Ephemera would again be treated to an array of works.

“In past years we have exhibited work that has provided inspiration, insight, and humour in equal measure,” Cr Doyle said.

“I look forward to seeing what the 2017 event will bring to our beautiful foreshore.”

Artists are invited to submit concepts for Strand Ephemera using entry forms available from Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, or as a download from council’s website

In developing proposals, artists are asked to consider the specific site for which the work is intended.

Selected works will be on display along The Strand, from 28 July – 6 August 2017.

Successful applicants will be granted a $5,000 artist fee to support them in making their work, and vie for a major $10,000 prize. A People’s Choice Award will also be offered.


  • APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 5pm Friday 24 February 2017
  • SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS NOTIFIED: 5pm Friday 10 March 2017
  • EXHIBITION DATES: Friday 28 July - Sunday 6 August 2017