NZ Sculpture OnShore
Artist Proposal Form 2018

Please read the Proposal Form carefully to ensure you provide all the required information and images so that your submission has the best opportunity for consideration.

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9 March : Completed proposals deadline

Early April : Artists notified

April/May : Artists’ contracts settled and exhibiting artists announced

May : Call for Indoor Gallery submissions

August : Indoor Gallery proposals deadline

September : Indoor Gallery artists selected and notified

24 October : Installation of outdoor works commences, Indoor Gallery works received

30 October : Installation of outdoor works complete

31 October - 3 November : Exhibition photography and collector sales preview tours

3 - 18 November : NZSoS Exhibition at Fort Takapuna

19 - 20 November : De-installation of outdoor works and collection


The curators will make the final decision on locations for all selected works based on the nature of the art works, site suitability, the overall exhibition design, and due consideration of public safety and care for the environment.

By submitting a proposal for the exhibition the artist is granting NZSoS the right to reproduce images of the finished artwork for the exhibition catalogue, publicity, advertising, website, documentary, promotional video, exhibition or archival purposes in any manner connected with the exhibition or its sponsors.

All visual and audio equipment is the responsibility of the artist to procure and install.

Transportation of the selected works to the site and removal of unsold works will be the artist’s responsibility unless otherwise agreed. Removal of sold works is the responsibility of the buyer.

The site will be fully fenced and monitored 24 hours/day by a professional security firm. Public liability insurance will be provided but further insurance of the work is the artist’s responsibility.

All work exhibited will be for sale and the NZSoS commission rate on sales will be 35% including GST if the artist is GST registered. All proceeds from the sale of artwork go to NZ Women’s Refuge.

Artists are invited to propose works for the on-site sculpture gallery.

Artists Support & Benefit Package

New Zealand Sculpture OnShore commits to support artists presenting work in the 2018 outdoor exhibition in the following ways;

Exhibition Artist Profiling.
All artists and artwork featured on the exhibition website (image and bio with url and social media handles), in exhibition catalogue and visitor site map.
Full exhibition archive catalogued on exhibition website.
NZSoS will produce a number of artist feature video interviews in the lead up to the event. Selection of the artists to feature will be at NZSoS discretion.
NZSoS welcomes artist to share their own pre-exhibition online promotional content with the exhibition marketing team to promote on NZSoS’s own online platforms. The use of any promotional material supplied by the artist will be at NZSoS discretion.

Crew assistance for the installation and de-installation of works with the nature and level of assistance to be at NZSoS discretion.
Additional install support through access to specific machinery or vehicles available on a case by case basis. To be negotiated with curators and install manager.
Transport subsidy available on application. Criteria to be published at a later date.

Complimentary ticket to Gala opening with special ticket rate for artist partners of $20.
Artist lanyard gives unlimited access to event and carries an ongoing ‘plus one’ benefit allowing artists to bring visitors into the exhibition with them throughout the exhibition duration.

Complimentary Artist welcome pack on arrival.

Complimentary snacks and hot drinks available at the artists’ hospitality space.
After hours provision of on-site toilets.
Catered picnic for artists, partners and helpers at close of install window.

$1500 cash prize for Fisher Funds People’s Choice Award.

All outdoor works will be photographed and high quality images made available to artists for their archival and promotional use.

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Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous and on-going support of our sponsors.
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