South West Vic
April 3 - May 1
The 2022 TRAILS Sculpture Prize is a public art initiative in Portland, Victoria, open to local regional and national artists with prizes totalling $10,000.Entries open November 1 - February 15.
TRAILS second annual Sculpture Prize aims at showcasing artists via an event that engages with the broader community to support health and wellbeing.
An exhibition of the work of 30 finalists will weave its way through the retail hub of Portland's CBD forming the centrepiece of a broader Arts April concept within the Glenelg Shire.
A team of three judges from a range of art contexts will determine the two major award winners while the third will be decided by a People's Choice vote.
Open to all contemporary disciplines, a diverse judging panel ensures thorough analysis and consideration of all works.
Within the exhibition trail a pop-up studio will house a practising sculptor for daily viewing, artwork purchases and the chance to take part in hands-on workshops.
Witnessing the progressive development of an artwork and the various techniques and equipment used by the artist, at each stage, offers a unique opportunity.
Artists are invited to submit contemporary sculptures, up to 1m³ in volume, for a multi-location interior exhibition trail in and around Portland’s commercial centre. It aims to promote and encourage artists, established and emerging.
TRAILS inaugural exhibition featured finalists from VIC, NSW and SA. Diversity of media from cast bronze to cardboard and a wide variety of styles and sizes made for a trail which had something for everyone.
TRAILS is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
Known for its exquisite beaches, heritage buildings and deep water port, Portland offers a lifestyle influenced by nature, culture, and relaxation.
Art is rapidly becoming a feature of the city with regular community collaborations, a mystery sculptor and a retail & gallery hub featuring an array of local talent.