Rotorua Mural Symposium – 27th Nov to 3rd Dec

Rotorua Mural Symposium – 27th Nov to 3rd Dec

INTRODUCTION

The 2017 ‘Mud and Steam’ Mural Symposium will be held at the Rotorua Arts Village Green, 27th November – 3rd December 2017 alongside the recently completed sculpture trail in the Southern Government Gardens, Rotorua. This is a tranquil and picturesque lake-setting commonly used by walkers, runners, family groups, locals, domestic and overseas tourists.

Artists are invited to create a work which reflects the theme of ‘Mud and Steam – New Zealand’s Thermal Wonderland’ – in keeping with Rotorua’s unique physical and cultural environment.  All styles – traditional, abstract and contemporary are welcomed.

The Symposium is limited to 8 participants.  All selected entries will be given a stipend of $1,000.00 per mural for their appearance over the 7-day event.

At the end of the Symposium, one piece will be selected as the ‘Judge’s Award, with the recipient receiving $10,000.00.  All completed murals will be installed within Rotorua’s CBD, becoming a permanent part of the city’s public art collection.

 

STRUCTURE

The symposium will be held over 7 days at the Rotorua Arts Village.  This is a public event which will attract a wide diversity of people – locals and visitors alike.

Murals must be completed by 12.00pm, Sunday 3rd December. A panel of judges will then assess works and convene to select the award winner. This will be announced at the 3pm closing ceremony.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

MATERIALS:

 Murals will be painted on primed aluminium composite panels, each ‘wall’ measures 4.88m wide x 2.44m high.  Only Resene Lumbersider low sheen acrylic paints may be used (all paints provided) – these can be applied by brush, roller, spray or airbrush. Where necessary, artists will need to supply a compressor.

GENERAL:

  • Artists are expected to attend on most days.
  • Artists are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs.
  • Accommodation is not provided but every effort to assist in securing appropriate lodgings will be made as required.
  • Electricity supplied to sites as required.
  • Artists to bring all safety equipment, brushes, tools, tagged electrical equipment and leads, etc.

HOW TO APPLY:

Artist to supply:

  • Completed application form with contact details and acknowledgement of terms and conditions
  • Good quality digital photograph of 900 x 450mm miniature of proposed work (the miniature version is painted on board and must be displayed at the artist’s site during the symposium.
  • An up to 50 word description of the artwork
  • Folio examples (up to 5 works) to illustrate previously completed works
  • Brief artist bio and digital photograph of the artist for promotional purposes

If the application is successful, a registration form and contract will be sent for completion.

Applications close October 20th 2017