Rural Arts Festival
Legal stuff for Artists
New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards
‘The Spirit of the Land’
The Kimbolton Arts and Sculpture Trust (the “Trust”) presents and invites entries to The Inaugural New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards
To be awarded at the Kimbolton Rural Sculpture Festival on April 28 2018.
The Awards and Prizes
The NZ Rural Sculpture Award: $5,000 (non-acquisition award).
The NZ Rural Sculpture Runner Up: $1000
The NZ Creative Cocky Sculpture Award: $2000
The NZ Rural Small Sculpture Award: $1000
The Local Yokel Sculptor Award: $500
The Young Persons Sculpture Awards: Individual: $500. Group: $500
The People’s Choice Award: $500
Artists and Materials Brief
This Artist and Materials Brief applies to all Award categories.
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards are judged on sculptures which showcase and capture the uniqueness of the New Zealand rural landscape, its nature and communities. The work should reflect the resilience, heart, soul and humour of those who live, work and love this land.
Entrants are encouraged to give expression to their cultural heritage and their unique experience and interpretation of ‘The Spirit of the Land’.
Sculptures are to be constructed predominately from recycled farming or associated rural and agricultural materials, including any natural or manufactured materials commonly associated with farming or rural landscapes. Sculptures are to exhibit skill, imagination, ingenuity and resourcefulness in their construction.
Entry Criteria and Fees by Award
Artists may nominate a category for their entry but the Trust reserves the right to refuse any entry into a specified category. This would only occur after consultation with the artist.
The entry fee for each sculpture in a single award category is $25.
Sculptures may be entered into more than one award, but will attract a new entry fee for each award category entered.
There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant.
The People’s Choice Award is not an award open for separate entry – all entries to the remaining categories are open for voting by the festival attendees for the award of People’s Choice.
In addition to the General Conditions of entry the following specific conditions apply to each award.
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Award is open to all entries from throughout New Zealand.
The Creative Cocky Award is open to all working or retired New Zealand farmers, rural contractors, small block holders, horticulturalists, or persons whose primary income or livelihood is or was from working the land.
The Small Sculpture Award is open to all entries from throughout New Zealand. The work must not exceed 1 metre in any dimension.
The Local Yokel Sculpture Award is open to creative locals who live within a 30km radius of Kimbolton. (see map)
The Young Persons Award is open to those aged 18 years and under. This category is limited to those young persons who live within a 30km radius of Kimbolton. Under this category an individual and group award will be made.(see map)
The People’s Choice Award is not a separate award open to entry. All entries in the above awards become eligible for the award of People’s Choice on the day of the festival.
The Trust reserves the right to refuse any entry on any ground at the discretion of the Trust.
- Comply with the Artists and Materials Brief.
- Comply with the Award Conditions.
- Must be registered on the online entry form.
- Be principally conceived and constructed by the entrant.
- Be mounted on a stable base and constructed in such a manner as to be displayed with public safety paramount.
- Be for sale on the day of the festival. (exemptions by agreement only - email email@example.com )
- Be original works that have not been exhibited in galleries in the Manawatu in the last two years.
- Arrive before midday (12pm) Friday April 27 for judging to take place and not be removed until after 4pm, Saturday April 28 April 2018.
- Have registered their entry, provided the information requested and have paid their entry fee of $25 per category by the closing date for entries.
- Be the owner of their entry.
- Be available on the Friday afternoon for judging and for dinner that night for the announcement of the winners. (exemptions by agreement only)*email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Be available on the day of the Festival (Saturday) for media interviews. (exemptions by agreement only) email: email@example.com
- Consent to their name and details being used by the media and for promotional purposes.
- Consent to the sale of entries through the Trust’s bank account on the day of the Festival.
- Ensure that any legal, regulatory or safety condition that applies to an entry is fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Trust prior to installation.
- Vehicles are not permitted on the Domain grounds between 9am and 4pm
- Undertakes that all care will be taken to ensure security of the works for the duration of the festival, it is however the responsibility of the entrant to insure their work if they feel it is necessary. In other words, the Trust takes no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of any entry.
- Will charge 15% commission on all work sold. The delivery of sold items is the responsibility of the seller in conjunction with the purchaser. Sold items may not be removed until after the close of the festival but all sold items must be removed from the Festival site by 5pm Sunday April 29.
The awarding of prizes will be at the discretion of the judges. No discussion will be entered into.
· Entries and expressions of interest open November 2017
· Entries close 5pm April 25 2018
· Installation of sculptures will open at 9am Thursday April 26 2018
· All sculptures to be in place by midday (12pm) Friday April 27 2018
· Judging will occur from 2pm Friday April 27 2018
· Informal Awards Dinner 6pm Friday April 27
· The Festival grounds are open at 7am Saturday April 28 2018 for stall holders
The festival opens at 9am to attendees
· The Festival closes at 4pm Saturday April 28 2018 to the general public
· All sculptures are to be removed by 5pm Sunday April 29