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Conditions of Entry 2021

SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT 2021 -PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY Please read carefully and retain this document for your own records


1. SUBMISSIONS

Submissions must be In Context, original, site specific and of a high standard, both in presentation and in content. Submissions must convey the appearance of the proposed works. Proposals may be durable or time-based artworks, including performance, or video. The work must not have been previously exhibited in Dublin. Applications by email to info@sculptureincontext.com. All information must be sent in one pdf attachment only. Submissions must include - Completed and signed entry form -Two Images or drawings for each proposed sculpture -Written description of sculpture to include details of materials, dimensions and proposed method of installation (max 500 words) -Two images of previous work


2. PROPOSALS

May indicate preferred locations (see Venue Site Map), however the selection committee/site coordinator may allocate alternative locations. Gallery pieces for the Virtual Exhibition will be located in the Visitors Centre.


3.

The work may be free-standing or may be fixed to existing structures in such a way as to avoid any permanent intrusion. Drilling into walls or any other surfaces will not be allowed under any circumstances. No work may be nailed to any of the trees in the gardens. Where the work requires a plinth (indoor works only) it will be provided.


4. EXHIBITION CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19

GALLERY -A virtual exhibition will be hosted in the gallery. All pieces will be photographed, videoed and will be promoted and posted online. Sculpture in Context will handle all sales, usual commission rates will apply. Delivery of Gallery pieces will be on Friday 20th August and Saturday 21st August GLASSHOUSES - We will not be accepting any submissions for exhibiting work in the Curvilinear Range, the Palm house, Orchid House, Teak House or Cactus House as they are currently closed and will remain so for the foreseeable future.


5.

SUBMISSION CLOSING DATE- Monday 9th May is the final date for receipt of entries. Late submissions will not be accepted. Artists will be notified of results on 31st May.


6. ENTRY FEE

Proposals must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of ?15 if only one work is to be submitted or ?25 for more than one work. Max 3 works may be submitted. Bank Details : IBAN: IE51AIBK93312023470369, BIC: AIBKIE2D Revolut: Name of Account. Please use your surname and first name as a reference on the transaction.


7. DELIVERY OF GALLERY WORK

- Friday 20th August and Saturday 21st August only


8. OUTDOOR INSTALLATION

Thursday 26th August (Large work requiring machinery and vehicular access to site) and Saturday 28th August (Smaller work)


9.

Transport of works to and from the Botanic Gardens is the artist's responsibility and work not removed on time may be disposed of. Please bring whatever tools and equipment you will need for installation ie. ladders, drills, spades, fixings etc.


10.

Siting will be under the control of a site coordinator who will liaise with the Botanic Gardens Management. Their decisions in these matters will be final. No installation may take place until the site has been approved by the Sculpture in Context Committee and the method of fixing has been discussed and agreed.


11.

The proposal must show that the works will be stable and secure and present no danger to people in their vicinity. If a work is unstable or dangerous after installation, the Committee will remove it.


12.

All work must be removed after the exhibition and proposals must clearly show how this can be done without causing damage. Sculpture MAY NOT be collected before the end of the exhibition.


13. REMOVAL OF GALLERY WORK

- Saturday 16th October and Monday 18th October


14. OUTDOOR REMOVAL

Saturday 16th October (Smaller work) and Monday 18th October (Large work requiring machinery and vehicular access to site)


15. COMMISSION

All work sold during and as a result of the event is subject to commission on a sliding scale:- Work to the value of up to ?5,000 - Commission of 20% ? Work to the value of ?5,001 to ?10,000- Commission of 15% ? Work to the value of ?10,001- ?15,000 Commission of 10% ? Work over ?15,001 - Commission of 5% Please ensure that the price you indicate in the entry form is correct as this is the figure that will appear in the catalogue, prices will not be changed once the catalogue goes to print. Artists will be responsible for the delivery of large pieces; these costs can be calculated separately or included in the sale price.


16.

It is a condition of exhibiting that each artist maintains their sculpture in a presentable condition throughout the exhibition. This includes the repair of any minor damage to the sculpture.


17.

The Artist licences the Committee to photograph works for publicity purposes in relation to the exhibition.


18.

All exhibiting artists give authorization to Sculpture in Context Committee members to move their sculpture or remove it from the site for any reason, including but not limited to public safety, damage or potential damage to the sculpture or for the cohesive curation of the exhibition.


19.

The utmost care will be taken of all works submitted for exhibition, but neither the Botanic Gardens Management, nor the Organising Committee will be responsible for any damage, loss of, or destruction to any works for any reason whatsoever. Any insurance should therefore be affected by the artist against all risks.


20.

All enquiries regarding the exhibition and/or siting must be directed to the Sculpture in Context Committee at info@sculptureincontext.com


21.

PLEASE NOTE ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS


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