Call Out for Artists

We are excited to be celebrating the 6th year of the Newport Sculpture Trail, which is now part of the newly formed Totem Arts Festival.

Totem Arts Festival is a not for profit organisation dedicated to establishing a robust and creative social presentation for the communities of the Northern Beaches. Our goal is to provide local, national and eventually international artists with an avenue to showcase their work and respond creatively to evolving social and cultural trends. This year, we invite emerging and established artists to respond to our 2018 theme of “Spirit” with sculpture, performance or installation art.

The 2018 Newport Sculpture Trail runs from Friday 26th Oct till Sunday 11th Nov and will take place in Newport village. Artists are invited to exhibit their art works at approximately 30 designated shop and laneway sites (to be announced). Artworks may be offered for sale (with no commission).

Artists selected, will be required to install their artworks at their designated sites between 9am and 4pm on Friday the 26th of October. Performance/installation artists will be designated with dates and times for the duration of their works.

Selected works will be exhibited. There will be a non acquisitional first prize awarded of $1000, to be announced at the launch of the event on 26th Oct, at the Kave Bar, Newport. A people’s choice award of $250 will be announced within seven days of the conclusion of the sculpture trail exhibition on Nov 11th.

Artist entry fee is $50. Interested artists are required to complete the online form by 21st September 2018.


Artist Application Form