Ephemeral art entries close on Monday
Entries for the Pearl Beach Ephemeral Art Trail at Pearl Beach Arboretum will close on Monday, April 12.
Organisers are seeking proposals for sculptures to be installed in 20 sites within the arboretum, preferably made with materials that are at hand.
Artists are invited to submit expressions of interest online or by post.
The Art Trail will take place over three weeks in June, starting on the June long weekend and going to the end of the first week of the public school holidays on Sunday, July 4.
There will be a $500 cash prize arising from "People's Choice" voting.
Arboretum secretary Ms Mary Knaggs said there were a number of guidelines for entries.
They should be inspired by the arboretum and inspire nature conservation and respect for the environment, she said.
They should be high quality and of artistic merit; be innovative, engaging and convivial; and be suitable for the intimacy of the arboretum and for viewing by the general community.
Ms Knaggs said there were a number of protective measures.
They should be a risk to the flora or fauna of the Arboretum or to visitors.
Their construction and removal should not destroy native bushland or the removal of live plant material in the arboretum.
They should use mostly biodegradable materials, preferably materials found on the forest floor of the Arboretum.;
They should not contain material bought from outside the arboretum unless it has been thoroughly washed in warm soapy water to remove pathogens.
The artists will be responsible for installation and removal.
Media release, 23 Mar 2021
Mary Knaggs, Crommelin Native Arboretum