Swell Sculpture Festival

Call for Entries SWELL Sculpture Festival 2020

SWELL Sculpture Festival is inviting artists, art collectives and collaborators to apply to exhibit at the 18th annual exhibition. Emerging, mid-career and professional artists welcome. ARTISTS from across Australia and the world working in all sculptural mediums are invited to submit. 

SWELL is Queensland’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition and presents 50+ Australian and international artists to captivate the hearts and minds of the large audience of visitors. Set between two iconic giant rock formations along the Gold Coast's Currumbin Beach, the vast coastal landscape encourages submissions of thought-provoking and sculpturally impressive works.

SWELL is a ten-day manifestation of conceptions and visual commentary presenting small, medium and large-scale sculpture installations, and digital works, workshops, and activations as a FREE outdoor gallery at Currumbin Beach, September 11-20.

SWELL welcomes the opportunity to work with artists who are keen to break new ground in sculpture presentation and installation art. Works can be site-specific, display ephemeral qualities and should invite dialogue and instigate inspired conversations through craftsmanship, kinetics, deep meaning and messaging or whimsicality.

Artists will vie for awards totaling over $27,000 with the coveted major award of $15,000 cash. In addition to the awards, SWELL offers artists unparalleled opportunities such as media profiles, the chance to establish new industry contacts, professional development, and the potential to sell and commission works.

Artist submissions can comprise of complete works, pending works or concepts.

Artists can submit online at www.swellsculpture.com.au

Entries for the 2020 SWELL Sculpture Festival close on Friday 31 January 2020.


Thursday 28 November, 2019
Friday 31 January, 2020
Currumbin Beach
Venue Address
Pacific Parade Currumbin QLD 4223

Queensland, , Currumbin

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