All entries must be the original work of the exhibitor and created within 2 years prior to Thursday 31 August 2023.
Works must be no larger than 150cm in height, width or depth.
A maximum of two entries may be submitted per person.
For cultural sensitivity reasons, artworks that contain certain unauthorised use of indigenous symbols, motifs or styles are not eligible. Works that are considered offensive will not be selected.
Decisions regarding works selected for exhibition and judging of prize winners will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
It is anticipated that around 80 artworks and design objects will be selected for exhibition at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE from Friday 1 September - Thursday 14 September 2023.
The selected artworks will also be able to be viewed online via a virtual tour on Council’s website from Friday 1 September - Saturday 30 September 2023. Exhibition curator Nick Vickers and the students from the Cert IV Arts Administration course at Meadowbank TAFE will curate and install the exhibition.
All works selected for the exhibition must remain on display in See Street Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE until after the conclusion of the exhibition.
SELECTING AND JUDGING
Artworks and design objects to be exhibited will be selected by the City of Ryde SWAP Project Team based on adherence with the entry criteria, environmental messaging and artistic merit. Artists and designers selected for the exhibition will be notified between Thursday 3 August - Monday 7 August 2023.
The winners of the Open, Youth, Junior and Functional categories will be chosen by a panel of three independent expert judges. The winner of the Schools Participation Award will be determined by the school with the most entries. The winners will be announced at the official opening night and awards ceremony on Thursday 31 August 2023 between 6.00pm and 8.00pm at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE and published on Council’s website.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be determined by the entry with the highest number of votes cast by the public. The winner of this award will be published on Council’s website after the conclusion of the exhibition on Tuesday 3 October 2023.
The City of Ryde reserves the right to change the judges without notification to the entrants.
DELIVERY OF ARTWORKS
Selected works are to be delivered to See Street Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE on Thursday 10 August or Friday 11 August 2023 between 10.00am - 6:00pm, or Saturday 12 August 2023 between 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Two-dimensional work must be ready for hanging with D-rings secured to the back, wire is not accepted. Three-dimensional works that are to hang must have a suitable hook or feature to hang the work from. Plinths will be provided for small artworks, but designers must supply their own mannequins. Works that contain multiple parts must be accompanied by instructions for display.
The position and placement of artworks and design objects within the gallery is at the discretion of the curator.
All queries related to artwork drop off are to be managed by the curator.
Artworks and design objects selected for the exhibition must be picked up in person with photo ID or receipt of entry on Friday 15 September 2023 between 10.00am - 6.00pm or Saturday 16 September 2023 between 10,00am - 4.00pm.
Collection of works by other parties requires arrangement with the curator prior to Friday 15 September 2023.
Works that are not collected by Saturday 16 September 2023 may be disposed of.
All queries related to artwork collection are to be managed by the curator.
Artists and designers are responsible for the transportation of their works to and from the gallery.
SECURITY, LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
Artists and designers exhibit at their own risk. Insurance for the submitted works is the artist’s responsibility. The City of Ryde and See Street Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE will exercise reasonable care with all works selected for exhibition but will not be responsible for loss or damage to the work while in their custody, during transit or on exhibition.
SALE OF ARTWORKS
Any sales will be made directly between the artist and the buyer. Sold artworks cannot be removed from the exhibition until after it closes on Friday 15 September 2023. City of Ryde and Meadowbank TAFE do not take any responsibility for facilitating the sale of SWAP artworks.
COPYRIGHT AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Artists and designers own the copyright of their work and licence the City of Ryde to use the submitted images and take photographs of the exhibition that can be used for the exhibition catalogue, publicity, press releases and other promotion in print or on the City of Ryde website for the 2023 and future Sustainable Waste 2 Art Prizes
INTERPRETATION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In the event of a dispute regarding the interpretation of these terms and conditions, the decision of the City of Ryde shall be binding on all parties.
SIGNING OF DECLARATION
In signing the Declaration on the Application Form, the artist/designer acknowledges they have read, understood and accepted all the terms and conditions of this agreement.