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Terms and Conditions of Entry for the 2022 Heysen Sculpture Biennial



Please read below and then REGISTER HERE: 



Applications open 1 December 2021 and close 17 January 2022

Notification of selection by 11 February 2022.

Site inspection late February or early March 2022

Installation Early to Mid October 2022.

Opening on October 22nd 2022

Carrick Hill is open Wednesday to Sunday & public holidays 10am to 4.30pm.


2022 HSB THEME - 'Political Climate'

The Heysen Sculpture Biennial is an ongoing creative conversation on the preservation and sustainability of the natural environment.


It has been an extraordinary couple of years amidst mass movements including Me Too, Black Lives Matter and Climate Emergency. We continue to negotiate life during a global pandemic. These movements/events are by nature transformative and the decisions we make negotiating a path forward can create a politically charged atmosphere. We are collectively dependant on the health of the environment, locally, nationally and internationally. 


Artists applying to the 2022 Heysen Sculpture Biennial are invited to respond to the theme of Political Climate. The political climate is the aggregate mood and opinions of a political society at a particular time. It is generally used to describe when the state of mood and opinion is changing or unstable.


The Heysen Sculpture Biennial will take place from late October to December 2022 in a section of bushland scrub on the grounds of historic Carrick Hill and is open to all forms of sculpture and installation. If interested artists want to visit the site before registering the exhibition area can be found on a SE axis from the house around a grove of callitris pines. Artists at every stage of their career are welcome to apply.


In 2022 for the second time since its inception 2000 the Heysen Sculpture Biennial (HSB) will have a curator. The 2022 curator, Leah Grace, is a gallerist and curator with many years experience in arts & cultural development within the local government sector. The work or proposal will be selected on the basis of artistic merit and relevance to the theme.



Before starting your entry please ensure you have the following information at hand as there is a time limit for the form:

  • If an artwork has previously been exhibited in the greater Adelaide region it is not eligible for the 2022 HSB. New work that responds to the theme and site are preferred.

  • Contact details: phone, address, email, website URL, business name (if applicable)

  • If registering a collaborative work then the names of your collaborating artists

  • Image or drawings of your sculpture or proposed sculpture/installation in jpg/png/pdf  (max 10MB/image.) Name the image file with your surname and the sculpture title like 'Smith_Horizon1.jpg'

  • Statement about your proposed artwork, and your artist statement (200 words or less for each one to be included in the catalogue)

  • Your Australian Business Number (ABN), international artists will be advised by the HSB lnc. committee of specific Australian Taxation Office requirements should your sculpture sell.

  • If you are represented by a gallery its name and contact person.

  • A one page CV.


The exhibition is managed by the all-volunteer committee of the Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc. ('HSB Inc.') ABN 25 815 832 116.



The Heysen Sculpture Biennial is open to all artists at any stage of their career. All types, forms and sizes of sculpture in all materials, are eligible for entry to 2022 HSB with adherence to the safety requirements. Proposals for very large to small and ephemeral sculptures are welcome.


All artworks must be installed for the duration of the exhibition. Entries must be received by 17 January 2022. Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted. No alterations to the catalogue information will be accepted after the close of entries. Works that are judged to be unsafe, or which are inconsistent with the artist’s proposal, may be excluded from the exhibition.



We ask that artists upload:

  • Up to 3 images of previous work (jpeg, png, 10mb limit per image) so the Curatorial panel can appreciate your practice.

  • Up to 3 scanned drawings, sketches or computer mock-up of proposed work (jpeg, png, 10mb limit per image). Please address the question of how your proposed work responds to the theme, Political Climate.

  • Artist CV (one page, word or pdf)



Finalists will be selected by the Curator, Leah Grace, and HSB Inc. Committee members. The Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. All finalists will be selected by the following criteria: response to exhibition theme, creativity, technical competence, standard of production and adherence to safety and environmental requirements.



Artists whose work is selected for exhibition in the 2022 HSB outdoor exhibition will  be invited to exhibit one small sculpture for sale at an indoor venue at Carrick Hill. Details of size and weight restrictions will be provided later. There is no entry charge for the small sculpture but the other conditions of these terms and conditions apply.



All sculptures will be located within designated outdoor areas on the Carrick Hill grounds. We encourage artists to visit the site to familiarise themselves with Carrick Hill. Placement of the sculptures will be determined by the Curator in conjunction with the artists. The Curator has final authority on the placement.



No signage is permitted by an artist at the sculpture unless prior approval has been given by the HSB Inc. committee. This includes advertising, business cards, catalogues or promotional material.



Artworks for the 2022 HSB must make a minimal impact on the site and will not affect the environment or path in any lasting way, i.e. no permanent fixings. Marking, drilling into rocks or trees cut back. It is prohibited to permanently attach anything to the trees or to any buildings. Wire or nails on any tree is not permitted. Any foundations for 2022 HSB must be completely removed by the artist at demount time.



At this stage all freight and crane costs are to be covered by the artists.



The 2022 HSB takes place approaching the season of bushfire danger. All fire safety regulations must be strictly adhered to. The use of angle grinders, welding equipment or other spark emitting devices is prohibited on site. Carrick Hill will be closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger rating and no sculpture installation will take place.



The artwork should be entirely safe for placement in an outdoor environment visited by the public including children. The HSB Inc. committee reserves the right to withdraw or relocate any entry deemed unsuitable or dangerous to the public prior to or during the exhibition with artist advisement and at artist's cost. Please consider that your sculpture may be exposed to very strong winds. rain, sun and human interaction and select materials and method of installation accordingly. 


All artists must provide a written statement on how they propose to install and demount their artwork(s), together with a list of all vehicles and any heavy equipment they propose to bring on the site This information should include delivery method, footings, plinths, materials, fixings of the sculpture and machinery to be used. It is a condition of exhibiting that artists comply with the agreed means of installation. No selected site is to be changed without consultation with the committee. Artworks must be removed following the close of the exhibition at a date to be advised, unless agreed to in advance with the HSB Inc. committee. Exhibitors are responsible for the safe transport, installation, removal and insurance of their own work.



There is a $50 AUD entry fee per submission which helps fund the operations of the exhibition. Artists can submit multiple submissions and pay $50 per submission. Where a collaborative work is entered all names of collaborating artists are required with one submission fee for that entry. Receipt of entry submission form will be acknowledged by email. Artworks entered must be the original work of the artist, are the property of the artist and do not infringe on any third party rights. The sale price recorded on the entry form will remain fixed for the duration of the exhibition. Artists will be notified as soon as possible of the sale of their sculpture.


Payment of the submission fee can be made at time of on-line registration through credit card.


For the first time in the history of HSB artists selected for the biennial will receive a nominal exhibiting fee of $500 which could increase to (at least) $1000 pending the financial outcome of the event.



Commission on sale is 30% of the advertised price. At time of sale a deposit of 30% will be collected from the purchaser by HSB Inc. with full payment to be received from the purchaser prior to collection of the artwork. Payment to artists will be completed within 30 days of the close of the exhibition. Delivery of the artwork to the buyer is by negotiation with the artist. Purchased artworks must remain installed for the duration of the exhibition.



If an artist sells their work but does not provide their ABN then HSB Inc may be required by the Australian Taxation Office to withhold 47% from the payment for that sale. This may not apply if the supplier is an individual who has provided a Statement by a Supplier to HSB Inc. More information is available from the Australian Taxation Office website.  See: ATO Statement by Supplier.



All artworks are exhibited at the artist’s risk, HSB Inc. will take all care but will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to artworks. It is recommended that artists insure their work against damage and theft.



International artists selected for the 2022 HSB will be contacted by email by the Committee with information regarding Australian Taxation obligations in the event of sales.



The HSB Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected from the entry forms and any other information submitted and will not sell, share, or rent this information to others except for the sole purpose of advertising or promoting the Heysen Sculpture Biennial. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions for the 2022 HSB the artist grants HSB Inc. a perpetual, non-exclusive right to reproduce and use images of the exhibited sculpture, images and artist statements for marketing, media release and documentation purposes, advertising or archival purposes in any manner connected with the exhibition or its sponsors. Copyright and Moral Rights remain with the artist, and HSB Inc. will acknowledge the artist for images/material used for these purposes.



If you have any questions about exhibiting at the 2022 HSB please contact our artist coordinator and curator Leah Grace on 0424772865 or email 

Thank you and all the best for the 2022 HSB!

HSB Inc. Committee

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