Matthew Harding, Phyllotaxis 2002-2003, spun mirror-polished stainless steel (Detail)
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Conditions of Entry

Eligible works
  • Artists are invited to enter up to four works. These may be either existing works, made in the 12 months prior to 19 September 2002 (the date of the close of entries) or proposals for new works.
  • Works must be indoor and not site-specific.
  • Works must not weigh more than one tonne and must be able to be handled and exhibited safely within an art museum environment.
  • All works must be the original work of the artist and be the property of the artist.
  • All works submitted for the prize must be available for acquisition by the National Gallery of Australia or Macquarie Bank, should they wish to do so, at the purchase price nominated on the entry form.
Who can enter
  • Artists must be Australian citizens or resident in Australia for the 12 months prior to 19 September 2002, the closing date of entries.
  • It is the artist’s responsibility to acknowledge any artistic collaborators as they consider appropriate.
  • Employees of the National Gallery of Australia and Macquarie Bank are not eligible to enter.

Entry Procedures

  • Entry is by the attached entry form.
  • One entry form must be submitted for each work. There is no entry fee.
  • Entries must be submitted and signed by the artist. Third parties are not eligible to enter works on the artist’s behalf.
  • Entry forms for existing works should be accompanied by up to four 35mm slides, transparencies or photographs per work, clearly marked with the artist’s name and SUBTITLE of work.
  • For proposed works, artists are requested to provide a short written description on the entry form, accompanied by up to four related images, clearly marked with the artist’s name and SUBTITLE of work.
  • Attached visual material should be no larger A4 or A3 folded – no rolled items please, and clearly marked with artist’s name and SUBTITLE of work.
  • Artists are requested not to send digital images, maquettes or three-dimensional models with their entry forms.
Closing date for entries

Entries must be received at the National Gallery of Australia by Thursday 19 September 2002. Late entries will not be accepted. Faxed or emailed entries will not be accepted.

Transport and Insurance
  • International Art Services, a leading specialist art carrier, will give a 50% discount on its standard rates within Australia to all artists selected for the exhibition who choose to use International Art Services to transport their works to and from the National Gallery of Australia.
  • Works selected for exhibition must be ready for installation at the National Gallery of Australia in the week beginning 3 March 2003. Works will be available for return within a fortnight of the closure of the exhibition.
  • Artists are responsible for the packing, transportation and insurance of their work to and from the National Gallery of Australia.
  • The National Gallery of Australia will exercise all reasonable care with the works selected for exhibition, and will cover the works for insurance on-site at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • The National Gallery of Australia reserves the right to withdraw a sculpture from the exhibition if it poses a threat to public safety or security, and in that instance will immediately notify the artist.
Display of selected works at Macquarie Bank offices

Macquarie Bank may wish to display selected works in its offices at the conclusion of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. Artists selected for the exhibition agree to make their works available for this purpose for a period of no longer than six months, or as otherwise agreed between Macquarie Bank and the artist. Macquarie Bank will cover all costs associated with transport and insurance of works while in transit to and from the Bank and while on site at Macquarie Bank offices.

Reproduction of works

Artists agree to allow images of their works that are selected for the National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition to be reproduced on the National Gallery of Australia and Macquarie Bank websites and in the exhibition catalogue. Works may also be reproduced in any media for non-commercial purposes, including publicity, advertising, review and research from the date of notification of selection until the close of the exhibition. Any subsequent reproductions will be negotiated with the artist.

Return of entry forms

The National Gallery of Australia has established an archive of National Sculpture Prize entry forms. Should you wish your entry to be archived, please complete the relevant section of the entry form.

Deposit in the archive implies that permission is given for access to be permitted for the purposes of research or private study, within the normal rules of copyright, and subject to acknowledgement being made of use of material. Personal contact details will not be released, and use of images for commercial or publication purposes will only be permitted with prior permission of the copyright holder.

If you do not wish your entry to be archived, it will be returned after judging. Please ensure that your correct postal address is included on the entry form.

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