Ephemeral Art Trail: Expressions of interest now open for local artists

Expressions of interest are now open for local artists who wish to participate in the upcoming Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail.

PBEAT 2022 aims to create inspiring temporary public art that promotes nature conservation, supports community identity and increases the cultural vibrancy on the Central Coast.

The theme for this year’s event is “Only One Earth” which is in keeping of the theme for World Environment Day on June 5.

Community and artist installations are to be inspired by the local environment of Pearl Beach and the Woy Woy Peninsula in order to respond to the theme.

Artists selected for PBEAT will be eligible to receive a first prize of $3,000, and a $1,000 runner up prize.

The winners will be judged by the Director of the Gosford Art Gallery.

There will also be a “People’s Choice Award” of $1,000.

The prize money is sponsored by Belle Property.

Artists can submit a maximum of two art installations ideas around the PBEAT 2022 theme.

There will be a submission fee of $30 for one artwork idea or $50 for two artwork ideas.

From the artist submissions about 20 artists works will be selected by a curatorial panel which includes experienced sculptors and art administration professionals, as well as a local Aboriginal community representative.

Approximately five community projects will also be supported.

Expressions of interest will close on April 10 with artists to be notified by April 20.

Email pbeat@pearlbeacharboretum.org.au for further information.

Maisy Rae