DEADLINE : 15th April, 2013
Local and international artists are invited to submit proposals for a $500 Award to undertake a Residency at Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives (BigCi) to take place between July and December 2013.
BigCi is located in Bilpin on the edge of the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, about one and a half hours drive away from Sydney, Australia. Bilpin is a quiet, isolated place, with a population of around 500 scattered in a thin, long wedge of rural land sandwiched between Wollemi National Park and Blue Mountains National Park. The four-shop centre of Bilpin includes a small Post Office (see photo attached). Mail is not delivered to BigCi; it is personally collected at the Post Office. The ritual of the mail collection provides a point of social contact within the surrounds of pristine wilderness. The Post Office is located near to the beginning of the unsealed road, 820 metres from BigCi.
The Very Terry Reid Award is open to artists from various fields such as mail artists, painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, performance artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers. Proposals for the Award need to show how the artist wishes to respond to the environment of Bilpin and specifically utilise the Bilpin Post Office, relating it in some way to the art.
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