Visual artists to be given BIGSOUND opportunity

Visual artists are being welcomed into the BIGSOUND fold with a showcase and production workshops on offer for artists keen to work in music.

It’s no secret that BIGSOUND is the place to see and be seen when it comes to Australia’s music industry. But now BIGSOUND organisers have announced an open call for Australian visual artists of all disciplines who wish to exhibit their existing works to the music industry and public audience during the 2017 festival. Works will be exhibited either in the public realm or within live music venues in Fortitude Valley.

Accepted artists will have their artwork transported and installed by organisers, and receive a BIGSOUND full delegate pass worth $670.

The second opportunity gives artists the chance to develop their skills in festival production design through a series of workshops facilitated by Janne Scott, Senior Creative Manager of Splendour in the Grass. Janne will assemble a team of up to 10 artists to work alongside her on the design of bespoke artwork for BIGSOUND Festival.

The workshop phase will be used to develop ideas, come up with new ones in collaboration with all participants, and identify which artworks are feasible to move through to the construction and exhibition phase. Participating artists will aso receive a BIGSOUND delegate pass.

BIGSOUND festival organisers understand that visual artists are an important part of the Australian music industry and are keen to see BIGSOUND become a place where those artists also benefit from having so many of the world’s music industry in one place.

Eligibility criteria and date availabilities apply. The closing date for applications to the workshops is 7 May, and 30 June for the showcase.

To read more about these opportunities and place an expression of interest, visit the visual artist section of the BIGSOUND website. BIGSOUND runs from 5-8 September in Brisbane.


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