21-29 October 2017 sydney-polo-club

Art Exhibition

It is with great excitement that we announce that 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 invite 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 NOW OPEN and will remain open until 5pm on the 15th of September, 2017. Please read the Artist Submission Contract, which includes the Curatorial Brief and the Terms and Conditions, before completing the Submission Form. 

If you require further information or wish to discuss your submission please contact the exhibition manager and curator:

Selina Hitches on 0408 617894 or art@sydneypolo.com.

For more information on the exhibition or to register your interest in entering please email art@sydneypolo.com or fill out the submission form.

We look forward to viewing your works.

How to enter:

  • Please read the Artist Submission Contract that contains the curatorial brief and the Terms and Conditions of entry.
  • Complete the submission form by either:
    1. Downloading the electronically fillable Word docx form and entering the required information into the spaces provided: or,  
    2. Downloading the printable PDF version, printing and completing by hand, then scanning and saving as a PDF.
  • Pay the entry fee.
  • Email your completed submission form and relevant additional documentation (artist’s biography, artist statement, images of work, proposed method of installation/de-installation) to: art@sydneypolo.com    

Submissions close 5pm Friday 15th September.

Artist Submission Form PDF or Artist Submission Form Word

Artist Submission Contract