The City of Hobart Art Prize is open to artists, designers and craftspeople nation-wide. It brings together contemporary visual arts, craft and design practice in a single exhibition.
For all the details on the Hobart Prize visit the website here.
AIMS OF THE CITY OF HOBART ART PRIZE
The City of Hobart Art Prize seeks to:
- Promote art, craft and design practice in a way that is inclusive
- Encourage experimentation within and across art, craft and design forms
- Present an exciting exhibition that offers a ‘snap shot’ of contemporary practice
- Provide the City of Hobart with a collection of significant works
- Showcase the work of Tasmanian artists, craftspeople and designers within a national context
The 2010 City of Hobart Art Prize categories, for which the main prizes are awarded, change every year. The 2010 categories are Digital Media and Ceramics. The guidelines for these categories are as follows:
Digital Media – including projection, software generated and screen based art works.
Projection - work for the final exhibition must be provided as a standard or high definition QuickTime 7 codec (H.264, DV, Animation, Apple Intermediate) in a QuickTime container (mov.) file provided on DVD, or removable hardware. Hardware will be returned to artists following the exhibition. All Digital Media work is not to exceed 30 minutes playtime. Two high definition equivalent data projectors will be used to display works. Artists selecting to present their work in this format will have their works screened consecutively on a loop with an appropriate pause between individual entries.
Software generated and screen based art works - work for the final exhibition requiring specific delivery platforms is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist. The provision of this delivery platform, including computers or other multi-media devices, with appropriate software installed, screens, cables, mouse and any remotes if required, with complete instructions and trouble shooting information for the set up and operation of software must be provided at a turn key/plug and play standard.
Ceramics – functional and non functional works, including sculpture and installation based practice in any technique, including but not limited to, wheel thrown, slip cast and hand built.
Note: In both categories, any three dimensional work to be included in the final exhibition shall not have a footprint of more than 2 metres square with a height restriction of 2 metres. Any individual component shall not exceed 50kg in weight, with any overall weight not exceeding 200kg. If the artwork has a number of separate components,
it should be freighted in separate crates, each weighing no more than 50kg. The work is to be presented ready for assembly or display. All fixtures and fittings required are to be included with detailed instructions for installation.
Further: Any portable electrical equipment or fittings associated with works for final exhibition must be tested and tagged in accordance with Australian Standard AS3760 prior to exhibition.
The City of Hobart Art Prize
Two $15,000 acquisitive prizes provided by Hobart City Council (one in each category).
The MONA Prize
One $7,500 non acquisitive prize. This prize of $7,500 sponsored by MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) is open to artists, craftspeople and designers who are selected for the final City of Hobart Art Prize exhibition and who were either born, are presently residing in, or have resided
for a period of five years or more in Tasmania.
The winners of the acquisitive City of Hobart Art Prize will not be considered for the MONA Prize.
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