Strand Ephemera 2017
The North’s Sculpture Festival | Proudly supported by Glencore
28 July - 6 August 2017
Call for Artists
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.
Artists are invited to submit concepts for Strand Ephemera by downloading the Entry Form (PDF) or by collecting a copy from Perc Tucker Regional Gallery or Pinnacles Gallery.
In developing proposals, artists are asked to consider the specific site for which the work is intended.
Selected works will be on display along Townsville’s picturesque 2km beachfront promenade, 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.
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
Application Closing Date: 5PM Friday 24 February 2017
Successful Applicants Notified: 5PM Friday 10 March 2017
Catalogue Info and Image Finalised: 5PM Monday 12 June 2017
Installation Dates: Monday 24 - Thursday 27 July 2017
Opening Event: 6PM Friday 28 July 2017
Exhibition Dates: Friday 28 July - Sunday 6 August 2017
Demount: Monday 7 August 2017
The following are a small sample of images depicting the variety of site options along The Strand used for Strand Ephemera.