21-29 October 2017 sydney-polo-club

Art Exhibition

The XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition will be held from the 21st to the 29th of October, 2017, in conjunction with the internationally renowned event of the XI FIP World Polo Championship 2017.

Prizes to the value of $14,000

1st prize – $7000

2nd prize -$3000

3rd prize -$2000

4 Highly Commended awards of $500 each.

We warmly invited Australian artists to submit entries into this forthcoming exhibition, which will encompass a diverse range of artistic approaches, materials and practices, including both outdoor and indoor sculpture, and a variety of two-dimensional works. This exhibition will provide selected local and national Australian artists with an opportunity for significant exposure, engaging local, national and global audiences, as well as an estimated 151 million homes, worldwide, viewing the broadcast of the event.

This exhibition will showcase the exquisite work of established and emerging Australian artists from across the nation. From artworks that invite the imagination, provoke thought, or engage us through the sheer magnificence of their aesthetic qualities, audiences will wander through a diverse range of artistic approaches and materials on the beautiful grounds of the prestigious Sydney Polo Club. A variety of sculptural forms and two-dimensional works will be exhibited indoors, whilst a superb outdoor space will see large sculptures transform the landscape into an open-air gallery.

The exhibition will be curated by Selina Hitches who “draw[s] inspiration purely from life’s experiences and the environment.” She brings a wealth of knowledge to this exhibition, both as a local to the Hawkesbury and a nationally recognised artist.

The XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition and the XI FIP Wold Polo Championship 2017, along with a festival of entertainment and activities, are to be held on the spectacular landscaped grounds of the Sydney Polo Club. Positioned along the banks of the Hawkesbury River in Richmond, NSW, this venue is steeped in history, establishing itself in 1870 as the first polo club in the Southern Hemisphere, and holding such accolades as having been used as a location in the filming of The Great Gatsby.

The call for submissions is has closed.

We look forward to seeing you at the event. 

To watch a video about the art exhibition click here.