Entries for the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) opened on Thursday 25 October 2018. Entries close on Friday 30 November 2018, 4pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
The 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award is only open to Australian citizens.
Judges will select five shortlisted artists from the EOI applications received. Judges are looking for the ambition and scope of the proposed projects, the way in which the project engages with themes and ideas central to our contemporary world; and a sustained contemporary engagement with the ceramics medium, extending our understanding of the possibilities and sheer technical ability of the artists.
Each of the shortlisted artists will be supported to develop new work, providing better career development opportunities for Australian artists, more strategic collecting for the Art Museum, and a greater depth to the exhibition for visitors and associated publishing. Artists will have the opportunity to work with the support of curatorial staff throughout the planning of their exhibitions, and other SAM staff during the course of the exhibition.
Five shortlisted artists of the Award will each receive a $1,500 contribution towards the production of a body of work for exhibition. Costs associated with the exhibition will be borne by the Art Museum including: freight; and the production of a fully illustrated catalogue. The Art Museum will also pay airfares and accommodation for recipient artists to attend the opening event and present at associated public programs.
There will be approximately five months between the announcement of award recipients and the delivery of works to SAM. One of the five shortlisted artists will be awarded a $50,000 acquisitive cash prize, and their work will enter the SAM collection. The prize-winning work, and any other special acquisitions to the SAM collection, will be announced at the official opening on Friday 21 June 2019.
|Event End Date||01-09-2019|
|Registration Start Date||25-10-2018|
|Cut off date||30-11-2018|
|Contact Phone||+61 (03) 5832 9861|
|Location||Shepparton Art Museum|