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SWELL Sculpture Festival

January 31, 2022 9 days left

SWELL Sculpture Festival

  • Organization: SWELL Sculpture Festival
  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Event Dates: September 9, 2022 - September 18, 2022
  • Entry Fee: $55
  • Award Info: Artists will vie for $27 500 in awards
  • Type: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Sculpture

The next wave of sculpture invited for SWELL 2022

Submissions invited for the 20th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival - $27,500 in awards

SWELL Sculpture Festival invites artists, art collectives and collaborators to apply to exhibit at the 20th annual exhibition.

SWELL is Queensland’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition, and presents 50+ Australian and international artists to captivate the hearts and minds of a large and diverse audience of visitors. Set between two iconic giant rock formations along the Gold Coast's Currumbin Beach, the vast coastal landscape encourages submissions of thought-provoking and sculpturally impressive works.

SWELL is a ten-day manifestation of conceptions and visual commentary presenting small, medium and large-scale sculpture installations, and digital works, workshops and activations as a FREE outdoor gallery at Currumbin Beach, September 9-18.

ARTISTS from across Australia and the world working in all sculptural mediums are invited to submit. SWELL welcomes the opportunity to work with artists who are keen to break new ground in sculpture presentation and installation art. Works can be site-specific, display ephemeral qualities, should invite dialogue and instigate inspired conversations through craftsmanship, kinetics, profound meaning and messaging or whimsicality in artistic expression.

Artists will vie for awards totaling over $27,500 with the coveted major award of $15,000 cash. In addition to the awards, SWELL offers artists unparalleled opportunities such as media profiles, the chance to establish new industry contacts, professional development, and the potential to sell and commission works.

Artist submissions can comprise of complete works, pending works or concepts.

Artists can submit online at

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