Calling Visual Artists - BIGSOUND Wants You
Nahima Kern | On 27, Apr 2017
BIGSOUND is extending an opportunity for Australian visual artists!
The organisers of BIGSOUND want to see dynamic visual artists and musicians meeting at the upcoming September festival and are offering two options for those who aspire to art as a career. These options are to either take part in the Public Art Showcase, or to join the Festival Design Team. The Public Art Showcase is an option for visual artists to apply to have their work exhibited either in the â€œpublic realmâ€ or at the music venues in Fortitude Valley.
â€œThe history of music since thereâ€™s been TV, is really that the image is an important part of the musical experiences, as music is. And I think increasingly we live in a time where art forms are converging and thatâ€™s not just art and music together but itâ€™s everything else.â€ Joel Edmondson is the Executive Officer at QMusic. What he thinks BIGSOUND is looking for in a successful applicant is those with â€œa strong core of technical abilitiesâ€ as well as â€œan open mind to engage in ideas.â€
Applications for the Festival Design Team are also open and those 10 visual artists who are successful will work with Splendour in the Grass Senior Creative Manager Janne Scott. In order to be eligible, you are required to be residing in South-East Queensland, be available to attend workshops in July, be flexible and have a â€œcompelling portfolioâ€ of current work.
Who can apply? â€œPretty much anyone can, I mean I think our preference is to give emerging artists an opportunity but obviously, we also need to ensure that the work thatâ€™s produced is up to standard in terms of the quality of an event that BIGSOUND is already…But thereâ€™s also an open call for anyone around the country who would like to get their artwork in front of music industry audience.â€
For more information and to apply, clickÂ here