Sunday, January 25, 2015

The BigCi Environmental Awards 2015 & Artist Residency

Australian and International Artists are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2015. 

Thanks to private sponsorship, we are offering this year: 
3 awards, each consisting of a free 3-week BigCi artist residency. 
Submissions deadline is 10th of March 2015. 

See for more information about BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives). 

Submission Criteria The BigCi Environmental Awards are open to artists from various fields such as visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, film-making and curating. 

Your submission must show how you wish to respond to the environment around BigCi. 
BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world - on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. This is an area of stunning scenic beauty, with its own unique flora, fauna and geomorphology. 

For your project during the BigCi residency, you can choose to deal with a particular environmental issue, explore ideas and concepts related to nature, or use this opportunity to creatively respond to the unique wilderness on our doorstep. 
Each Environmental Award recipient will receive 3 weeks of free residency at BigCi during a mutually agreed period of time within 12 months after receiving the Award. 

The Judging Panel 
The Awards will be judged by an independent panel of judges. 
Greg Johns, sculptor with strong interest in the environment and maintaining bio-diversity. 
Jenny Pollak, multi-media artist, photographer and poet. 
Lindie Ward, freelance curator, previously at the Powerhouse Museum; designer and textile specialist. 

The judges reserve the right not to grant any or all of the Awards if the calibre of the applications is not deemed suitable. The judges’ decision is final.