18 Feb Splendour New Art Opportunity
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS NEWART COMMISSION
A partnership between Splendour In The Grass and Lismore Regional Gallery
Applications are due: 5pm Tuesday 24 March 2015
Notification of Successful Applicant: Wednesday 1 April 2015
Splendour In The Grass in partnership with Lismore Regional Gallery are seeking submissions from artists interested in creating and presenting work to engage audiences at Splendour In The Grass.
Splendour In The Grass is an annual music, arts and youth culture event that has taken place each July/August since 2001. This year, for the fifteenth time, Splendour will again present three huge days of music, art, craft, debate, discussion, food, markets and feverish fun at North Byron Parklands, 15 minutes north of Byron Bay. The 2015 festival dates are 24, 25 and 26 July.
Splendour In The Grass has supported a substantial arts program at the festival annually since its premier event in 2001. Splendour has formed an ongoing relationship with Lismore Regional Gallery since 2006 whereby local artists’ were commissioned to present new work for the festival. The Splendidinitiative, a program managed by the Gallery in partnership with Splendour In The Grass and the Australia Council and supported by NORPA, ran from 2009 – 2012 and facilitated emerging inter-disciplinary artists to create new work for the festival. In 2013 & 2014, the Gallery and Splendour presented the first year of a major new work, Barnraiser & Rumspringer, by WA artist Bennett Miller and the first New Art Commission.
This new annual NEWART Commission will support a new work to be exhibited as part of the curated Splendour Arts program. Lismore Regional Gallery & Splendour In The Grass are seeking artists or collectives to submit proposals to present work in 2015.
The $10,000 NEWART Commission will support the creation of a new work to be exhibited as part of the curated Splendour Arts program, encouraging critical thinking and experimentation.