2018 TRAIL Artists briefs

All you need to know to submit a sculpture to our trail is here, downloadable links are at the bottom of each brief.

 

Inside Trail Gallery Exhibition 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 2018 Deadline 30th June 2018
Hanging of gallery exhibition ‘Inside TRAIL’ Friday 10th August 2018 after 5.30pm
Gallery Exhibition runs from Saturday 11th August 2018 – Thursday 6th September 2018
Work to be collected on Thursday 6th September 2018 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm

2018 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.

2. Conditions of exhibiting in the gallery ‘Inside TRAIL exhibition’ There is an Exhibiting fee of £40 (£10 per week) plus 4 full days (10am – 5pm) or 8 half days (10am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm) stewarding commitments. For those unable to commit to 4 days stewarding an additional charge of £20 a day to sponsor a steward will be made to a maximum of £80. For example, an artist taking part who does no stewarding will be charged £40 gallery hire plus £80 to sponsor a steward totalling £120. NO commission will be taken on sales. Sales have been very strong in previous years. All monies owed is paid at the end of the exhibition.
Public Liability insurance is in place but all work needs to be insured by artist for damage or loss.

How to apply
Submissions by email, please label each attached document with your name and trail18. 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. plus, any stewarding sponsorship required. 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.
3. 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

To download click here trail 2018 Indoor artist brief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Trail  Artist Brief 2018

2018 will be TRAIL’s 14th year and we are again inviting artists 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 have a specific location in mind please contact us about this ASAP. There is NO submission fee.

Dates
Proposals Open 31st January 2018 closing date 24th June 2018
Installations of sculptures from Sunday 15th July to Saturday 21st July 2018
Sculpture Trail starts Sunday 22nd July finishes Sunday 2rd September 2018
Sculptures can be removed from Sunday 2nd September 2018 to Sunday September 9th2018
Award Ceremony Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 3pm TAAG Gallery Northumberland Place, Teignmouth

 

Awards
Artist Award £300 selected by the winning artist in 2017
The Toby Buckland GardenFest Pollinator Prize 2018. £100 will be awarded to the most innovative sculpture on the theme of pollinators.
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.
Please note awards are dependent on sponsors generosity and may vary as to those stated.

2018 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.

2. 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, fall 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.

3. The fixings for the sculpture will be ‘metposts’ (fence post fixings) knocked into the ground. The sculpture or plinth must be designed with legs, which will fit into these fixings and be bolted or screwed for stability and security. The artist will carry out the installation. Any special requirements or fixing methods can be discussed with the organisers and a TDC officer if necessary.

4. 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.

5. 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.

7. 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 outdoor sculpture by email or hard copy as soon as possible. Final deadline midnight 24th June 2018. Submissions by email please label each attached document with your name and Trail 18. 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 sculpture/exhibition entry
2. Detail of the fixing
3. Size including height, width and depth
4. Brief description of inspiration for work, be as informative as possible
5. Include images of past work photographs/CD/website address. Only if new exhibitor.
6. Your Contact details, name, address, telephone and email contacts.
7. All successful applicants will be sent a blank template for their information board which must be completed and returned by July 4th 2018
8. IMPORTANT All successful applicants are asked to send information including a brief biography and still or moving images of the sculpture as 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

Click to download trail 2018 Outdoor artist brief

 

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