Sculpture Trail

Artist Brief 2019

Sculpture Trail

2019 will be TRAIL’s 15th year and following a successful invited exhibition at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in November 2018 we are again offering artists the opportunity to submit one or more proposals for the Site-Specific Sculpture Trail on the South Devon Coast at Teignmouth. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty as well as a busy holiday resort. The sculptures will be sited in flowerbeds, which are cared for by the parks department of Teignbridge District Council. For more information on past TRAIL events please visit www.trailart.co.uk. For award categories see below. If you require a specific location, please contact us about this ASAP. There is NO submission fee.

 

Dates

Proposals Open 31st January 2019 closing date 23rd June 2019

Installations of sculptures from Saturday 20th July to Tuesday 23rd 2019

Sculpture Trail starts Sunday 27th July finishes Sunday 1st September 2018

Sculptures can be removed from Sunday 1st September 2019 to Sunday September 8th 2019

Award Ceremony Sunday 1st September 2019 at 3pm TAAG Gallery Northumberland Place, Teignmouth

 

Awards

Artist Award £300 selected by the winning artist in 2018

The 2019 Toby Buckland GardenFest Prize. £100

Award for sculpture with best environmental message £200 selected by sponsor

People’s Choice £100 selected by public vote.

Young Artist/s award (under 25) £100 selected by sponsor.

Devon Guild Prize for Craftsmanship.  Selected by the curator at The Devon Guild. Winning artwork to be displayed in the courtyard at The Devon Guild.

Please note awards are dependent on sponsors generosity and may vary as to those stated.

 

2019 Design Brief and Conditions for sculpture trail

The sculptures must be constructed from 70% recycled material and may also address one or both of the following criteria

  • To reflect concerns relating to recycling / landfill / water / waste / global warming and can include political or global issues.
  • To reflect the site by using or harnessing the natural elements.

 

  1. The sites are exposed to the elements, so the sculpture needs to be well constructed and weather proof. The Health & Safety Officer from Teignbridge District Council will inspect the sculptures. The sites are within flowerbeds but can be accessed by the public if they are determined. Sculptures can be viewed on all sides. The sculpture should have no sharp edges, easily pushed over or have pieces that can break off and cause damage. Artists must be prepared to make changes to comply with Health and Safety issues if necessary and work will be withdrawn if the Health & Safety officer is not satisfied.

 

  1. The most suitable fixings for the sculpture are ‘met posts’ (fence post fixings) knocked into the ground. The sculpture or plinth must be designed with legs, which will fit into these fixings and can then be bolted or screwed for stability and security. Artists will carry out their own installation. Any special requirements or alternative fixing methods can be discussed with the organisers and a TDC officer prior to installation if necessary.

 

  1. The sculpture will be covered by Teignbridge District Council for Public Liability Insurance but not for material damage. This is the artist’s responsibility or risk. There is no compensation for damage through natural or manmade means.

 

  1. The artist or a representative must be available throughout the exhibition period in case repairs are necessary to the sculptures. There is no submission fee for the Sculpture trail; a 10% commission on sales will be applied.

 

  1. The committee’s decision on selection is final. The selection committee will meet monthly from February onwards and the closing date may alter if all the available spaces have been allocated prior to the date advertised.

 

How to apply

Submit copies of proposal for the sculpture trail by email or hard copy as soon as possible. Final deadline midnight 23rd June 2019.

Submissions by email, please label each attached document with your name and Trail 19.

Submissions by hard copy – put your name, contact details, and title on the first page and title on each subsequent page to avoid loss. The proposal should include:

  1. Drawings or photographs of the proposed sculpture.
  2. Details of the fixing.
  3. Size including height, width and depth.
  4. Construction materials and source.
  5. Brief description and inspiration for the work, be as informative as possible
  6. Include images of past work photographs/CD/website address. Only if new exhibitor.
  7. Your Contact details, name, address, telephone and email contacts.
  8. Successful applicants will be sent a blank information template to complete, this will be exhibited alongside the sculpture AND must be completed and returned by July 5th 2019
  9. IMPORTANT All successful applicants are asked to send information including a brief biography and still or moving images of the sculpture as your work progresses, for website, social media and publicity purposes.

PLEASE SEND ENTRIES AND ENQUIRIES TO trailartuk@googlemail.com

Or by post to Amy McCarthy, Tresco, Bishopsteignton Rd, Teignmouth TQ14 9AD

 

Download your copy from here trail 2019 Indoor artist brief

 Inside Trail Gallery Exhibition

Artist Brief 2019

Gallery Exhibition

Inside TRAIL The exhibition will be held at TAAG the artist and volunteer led community arts venue in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth; www.teignmoutharts.org This has ample wall hanging, free standing space, installation space and blackout area for film or light sculpture. There are display boards, plinths and glass fronted shelving units.

 

Dates

Registration opens 31st January 2019 Deadline 30th June 2019

Hanging of gallery exhibition ‘Inside TRAIL’ Friday 9th August 2019 after 5.30pm

Gallery Exhibition runs from Saturday 10th August 2019 – Thursday 5th September 2019

Work to be collected on Thursday 5th September 2019 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm

 

2019 Design Brief and Conditions for gallery exhibition

1.The work in the exhibition must be constructed from 70% recycled material and may also address the following criteria

  • To reflect concerns relating to recycling / landfill / water / waste / global warming and can include political or global issues.

 

  1. Conditions of exhibiting in the gallery ‘Inside TRAIL exhibition’ There is an Exhibiting fee of £40 plus 4 full days (10am – 5pm) or 8 half days (10am – 1.30pm or 1.30pm – 5pm) stewarding commitments. NO commission will be taken on sales. Sales have been very strong in previous years. All cash sales will be paid at the end of the exhibition. Card machine sales will levy a charge of 3% all monies from card sales will be paid by BACS at the end of the exhibition. All exhibiting artists will be asked to provide bank details at the beginning of the exhibition to ensure swift payment.

Public Liability insurance is in place, but all work needs to be insured by the artist for damage or loss.

 

How to apply  

Submissions by email, please label each attached document with your name and trail19.

Submissions by hard copy – put your name, contact details, and title on the first page and title on each subsequent page to avoid loss. The proposal should include:

  1. Minimum of 3 Images and explanation of work to be exhibited in selling exhibition with price range.
  2. For an installation/ film/ or light sculpture please submit a written proposal with Web links to previous work.
  3. Your Contact details, name, address, telephone and email contacts
  4. Cheque for £40. Cheques should be made payable to TRAIL Please write your name on the reverse.  Electronic applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision, which will then be confirmed on receiving exhibiting fee, and stewarding sponsorship if required.
  1. The Selection committee will meet monthly from February onwards and their decision on selection is final

PLEASE SEND ALL ENTRIES AND ENQUIRIES TO trailartuk@googlemail.com

Or Amy McCarthy, Tresco, Bishopsteignton Rd, Teignmouth TQ14 9AD

Download your copy from here trail 2019 Outdoor artist brief