Dear Forests…

In the Trees by Tracy Hall

Dear Forests…

An open postcard exhibition

Generator Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre

Applications are invited from artists throughout Australia.

Artists are well positioned to provoke meaningful dialogue around the threats to forests in a way that can bring people together for further discussion, exploration, and activation.  

When we are thinking of forests, we are referring to an area, incorporating all living and non-living elements that are dominated by trees. This includes thinking about the diverse native forests and plantations, regardless of age and encompasses areas of trees that are sometimes described as woodlands. 

Artists are being invited from throughout Australia to share in bringing a lens of focus on the world’s forests, the need for their safe keeping and preservation inclusive of the wildlife within.  We call on artists to embrace their imagination to raise awareness, provoke dialogue, political activism, boldness, experimentation, thoughtfulness, playfulness, or deep contemplation.   

We welcome contributions from all ages, viewpoints, and level of experience. Artists working in any stage of their creative practice be it for the first time, as a professional or hobbyist are welcomed to submit work exploring this theme on a postcard (130 x 240mm).  This includes drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. Works MUST be on card as if it were to be sent as a postcard.  

All works will be eligible for consideration of the $500 People’s Choice Award.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact Monika McInerney, Artistic Director & Co-CEO on (02) 6173 3304 or moni@belcoarts.com.au

Entries are due midnight Monday 21 October with all works to be received by no later than 4pm Friday 29 November 2024.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact Monika McInerney, Artistic Director & Co – CEO on (02) 6173 3304 or moni@belcoarts.com.au

ENTRY CONDITIONS & SUBMISSION FORM

WHO CAN ENTER:

  • Artists from throughout Australia may enter works. There is no age limit for entrants.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • You may enter up to a maximum of three works.
  • Separate online entry forms must be completed for each work, complete with high resolution images of each work.
  • Images should be no smaller than 1MB in size or larger than 3MB per image
  • Preferred formats are .jpg or .png
  • Artworks should be photographed from directly in front, in diffuse light, avoiding any shadows or reflections
  • Each entry will be considered an individual work, NOT as a series. 
  • All entries will be reviewed from the digital images provided and artists will be notified by email by 4pm Friday 1 November 2024.

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS:

  • The works must be the original work of the entering artist.
  • The works must not have been seen in Canberra.
  • The works must relate to the theme.
  • Works may be drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and mixed media and MUST be on card as if it were to be sent as a postcard.
  • The works must be the original work of the entering artist.
  • Works must be a standard postcard size (130 x 240mm) in size and unframed.  
  • Works will not be ineligible for exhibition if they are not these (130 x 240mm) dimensions.
  • Works can be landscape or portrait in orientation.
  • All works must have the artist’s name and title of the work written or printed on the back.
  • Works must be exhibited for the full duration of the exhibition.

FEES, JUDGING AND PRIZES:

  • There is a $20 non-refundable entry administration fee per each work entered.
  • All works will be eligible for selection in the People’s Choice Award, $500 that will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.
  • The works must not be offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise hurtful in nature.  Works that are considered offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise hurtful in nature will not be displayed.  Belco Arts reserves the right not to exhibit works.
  • Belco Arts reserves the right not to exhibit works.
  • Entries close Midnight Monday 21 October 2024.

ARTWORK SALES:

  • Artworks may be for sale.  Please note that all works incur a 35% commission fee + GST

ARTWORK DELIVERY DETAILS:

  • Artists are responsible for the transport of the work to and from Belconnen Arts Centre and cover all costs for any freight/ courier fees.  All works that are needing to be returned will need to include return freight details and be paid for.
  • Works may be delivered during business hours, by post, courier or hand delivered at any time and must be received by 4pm Sunday 1 December 2024. 
  • Works not delivered by this time will not be included.

COPYRIGHT & IMAGE REPRODUCTION:

  • Permission must be given to photograph the work for the inclusion in an online catalogue and in promotion of Belco Arts exhibitions and other activities.