? 2024 TE KUPENGA INTERNATIONAL STONE SCULPTURE
SYMPOSIUM will take place from 1 till 21 January 2022
in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
To apply: please read the following conditions carefully and download the application form below.
Save as: Your Name
Send: (as attachments)
1. Your filled out application form
2. Your CV and artist statement
3. 5 PHOTO'S OF YOUR recent large STONE SCULPTURES
4. A personal photo of yourself
BEFORE: 1st June 2021.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Symposium 2022 will take place from 1 January 2022 until 21 January 2022. followed by a one-week Foreshore Exhibition and a Public Auction of the finished works on Saturday 29 January 2022.
- 25 sculptors will be selected by the selection committee. The decision of the selection committee is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The sculpture medium is Taranaki Andesite, a hard volcanic stone, supplied by Te Kupenga and presented in rough boulders of approximately 0.5 to 1 m3 each. Any use of additional material must be approved by the organizing committee .
ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL
- Te Kupenga will provide accommodation for International artists only. National and local artists are to make their own arrangements.
- Lunches will be provided on site for all artists. Dinner will be provided for International artists only
- All travel expenses are the responsibility of the participating artist.
- On accepting a place in the Symposium, artists will undertake to attend for the full three weeks of sculpting, including the opening and closing ceremonies.
- New Zealand artists will pay a $150 commitment fee on acceptance. International artists are exempt from this fee.
- All artists must bring their own tools and personal safety equipment.
- International artists only will be provided with an electrical extension cord and an air hose, a 230mm and a 125mm angle grinder for use during the symposium.
- A storage container for tools will be available on site.
- Electric power, water and compressed air will be supplied on site by Te Kupenga.
EXHIBITION & AUCTION
- Artists agree, upon accepting a place at the Symposium, that their finished works (maximum of two) will be available for the outdoor Foreshore exhibition and public auction.
- All work made at the Symposium will attract 20% commission payable to Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Society when sold at the auction or for up to 12 months after the Symposium.
COVID 19 SITUATION
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid 19 situation, Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Symposium reserves the right to cancel or alter the dates of the symposium. The situation will be reassessed closer to the date of the symposium.
KEY DATES FOR THE 2022 SYMPOSIUM
1 June 2021 : Deadline for applications to be received
Around 30 June: Announcement of selected artists
15 July 2021: Deadline for acceptance by the selected artist
31 December 2021: Powhiri – official welcome
1 - 21 January 2022: Sculpting
21 January : Poropororaki - Closing ceremony 3pm
22 January: clear site and Set-up exhibition.
23 - 29 January: Foreshore Exhibition
29 January: Public Auction at 1 pm
followed by clear site and stone delivery