Strand Ephemera

Strand Ephemera 2017

The North’s Sculpture Festival | Proudly supported by Glencore
28 July - 6 August 2017

Exhibition opening event date: Friday 28 July 2017

Strand Ephemera is The North’s Sculpture Festival, and began in 2001, becoming a biennial event from that time. A much loved and anticipated festival, it has continued to grow over the years to its current standing as an outdoor sculpture exhibition of state and national significance.

Following many successful years, Strand Ephemera reached new heights in 2015. Attracting over 138,000 visitors during the 10 day display period, the exhibition was supported by a multitude of engaging public programs, and featured a selection of curated works alongside those competing for the major $10,000 prize.

Strand Ephemera gains considerable media coverage, and attracts many local, national and overseas visitors. Strand Ephemera is organised by Gallery Services, Townsville City Council, and programs are assisted by a volunteer task force.

Selected works will be on display along Townsville’s picturesque 2km beachfront promenade, The Strand, from 28 July – 6 August 2017.

Successful applicants in 2017 are:

  • Banana Splits (Bernadette Boscacci and Sharon Kitching)
  • Pamela Lee Brenner and Johannes Muljana
  • India Collins
  • Tanya Coventry and Bowen State High School
  • Robert Crispe
  • Tom Emmett
  • Marion Gaemers & Lynnette Griffiths
  • Harriet Geater-Johnson
  • Carla Gottgens
  • Erica Gray
  • Jane Hawkins, Rhonda Payne and Sally Munns
  • John Heard
  • Geraldine Hermann and Pimlico State High School
  • Joy Heylen
  • Jan Hynes
  • Alison McDonald
  • John Nesirky
  • Katri Pekri and Alide Zvorovski
  • Fiona Quin
  • Cameron Rushton
  • MJ Ryan Bennett
  • Lance Seadon
  • Vanessa Stanley
  • Sue Tilley
  • Christopher Trotter

All of the successful artists have been granted a $5,000 artist fee to support them in making their work, and will vie for a major $10,000 prize.

For more information on previous years of Strand Ephemera, you can view the Strand Ephemera Exhibition Summary for 2015 on ISSUU, and images of previously submitted works can be found uploaded on our Flickr.

Image: Alison McDonald Shimmer 2015 Winner Strand Ephemera 2015 Photograph: Andrew Rankin

Logos: It's Live! in Queensland; Townsville North Queensland; Tourism and Events Queensland; Glencore; Experience it Live; Pinnacles Gallery; Perc Tucker Regional Gallery; Townsville City Council

Back to top

Image Gallery

The following are a small sample of images depicting the variety of site options along The Strand used for Strand Ephemera.