Information for new and returning Artists

2017 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 2017 Deadline 30th June 2017

Hanging of gallery exhibition ‘Inside TRAIL’ Friday 11th August 2016 after 5.30pm

Gallery Exhibition runs from Saturday 12th August 2017 – Friday 8th September 2017

Work to be collected on Friday 8th September 2017 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm

2017 Design Brief and Conditions for gallery exhibition

1.The work in the exhibition will need to address one or more of the following criteria

  • To be constructed from 70% recycled materials
  • 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 for the 4 week exhibition plus 4 full days (10am – 5pm) or 8 half days (!0am – 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. Therefore 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.

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

  1. The Selection committee will meet monthly from February onwards and their decision on selection is final

How to exhibit in the exhibition Inside TRAIL

Submissions by email, please label each attached document with your name and trail17 a.s.a.p. 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. Written brief of proposed installation/film/ light sculpture. 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.

Sculpture Trail

Artist Brief 2017

Sculpture Trail

2017 will be TRAIL’s 13th 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 2017 closing date 17th June 2017

Installations of sculptures from Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd July 2017

Sculpture Trail starts Sunday 23rd July finishes Sunday 2rd September 2017

Sculptures can be removed from Sunday 3rd September 2017 to Sunday September 10th 2017

Award Ceremony Sunday 3rd September 2017 3pm TAAG Gallery Northumberland Place, Teignmouth

Awards

Artist Award £300 selected by previous winner

Growing Green sculpture. (Sculpture that incorporates plants as part of the overall design) £100

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

People’s Choice £100 selected by public vote.

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

2017 Design Brief and Conditions for sculpture trail

The sculptures and work in the exhibitions will need to address one or more of the following criteria

  • To be constructed from 70% recycled materials
  • 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, 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.
  1. 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.

 

  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 man made 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 exhibit in TRAIL

Submit copies of proposal for outdoor sculpture by email or hard copy as soon as possible. Final deadline midnight 24th June 2016. Submissions by email please label each attached document with your name and Trail 17. 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 this needs to be completed and returned by July 4th 2017
  8. All successful applicants will be encouraged to send information and still or moving images of sculpture as it progresses, for website and publicity purposes.

 

 

If you need any further information please contact us

 

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