Closing date for ephemeral art trail extended
The Pearl Beach Arboretum committee has extended the closing date for expressions of Interest for its Ephemeral Art Trail until midnight on Sunday, April 24.
"You only need to fill in the form, provide a sketch and description and pay the small entry fee at this stage," said Arboretum secretary Ms Mary Knaggs.
The Ephemeral Art Trail will take place over five weeks from Saturday, June 11, and closing Sunday, July 17."Approximately 20 ephemeral artworks will be selected for display, responding to the theme Only One Earth, the theme for world environment day 2022."
Prizes will be offered with $3000 first prize, $1000 for highly commended and $1000 for the People's Choice Award.
"The finalists will be selected by a curatorial panel comprising members of the Arboretum Committee, with the successful applicants being notified by April 29."
Works are not installed until between Saturday, June 4, until Friday, June 10.
During the first weeks of installation the works will be judged by Tim Braham, director of Gosford Regional Gallery, with the winners announced at a prize giving event with music and dance on Saturday, July 9.
"A few ephemeral art positions in the Arboretum will be reserved for local schools or community groups should they take up the challenge."
Media release, 11 Apr 2022
Mary Knaggs, Pearl Beach Arboretum