Conditions of Entry

Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition

Sculpture in the Gaol

Artist Conditions of entry

Trial Bay Gaol is an archaeological site, thus all entries must be free standing as no ground works will be undertaken. Works can be displayed in Gaol cells, on grass or concrete.

Strong winds are experienced inside the Gaol. As the site is exposed to rain, large puddles do form on areas with concrete surfaces.

Entries close on Friday 15th June 2018.

Entrants will be notified by Friday 29th June 2018, whether or not their work/s have been selected for the exhibition.

The winners will be announced on Saturday 1st  September 2018.

Exhibiting artists are invited to price their work/s for sale. (No commission)

This event is non-acquisition.


Entry is through the main gate with a maximum height of 3.3m and 2.9m wide.

Artists Entry Form– Download entry form by clicking here.

School Entry Form– Download entry form by clicking here.

Sculpture in the Gaol encourages all school students in the Macleay area to enter, however we can only accept two entries per school and suggest that all schools pre judge the entries.

Artists brief on the work/s

Please supply;

  • No more than ½ A4 description of each work.
  • Dimensions, materials used and type of construction.
  • Detailed photographs or drawings
  • Price if the work is for sale
  • Description of all aspects of the work’s installation and demonstration of its ability to stand safely.
  • Address and contact details, including email.

Entries must be the original work of the entrant and may have been in other competitions.

Work/s that are deemed to pose a risk to public safety will be rejected, and any glass used must be toughened.

The management committee reserves the right to reject any submission without giving a reason and no correspondence will be entered into. Delivered work/s which are not representative of the concept drawings may also not be accepted.

Late entries will not be accepted.


Selection of works.

An independent selection panel will view all images and select the exhibition from all entries received.

People choice award.

This year’s winners will be chosen by popular vote of the viewers.

1st Prize…..Large section: $1000                                            Small section: $1000

2nd Prize…..Large section and Small section: accommodation at Plomer beach house off peak

Primary School

….. Winning Primary School :$250        Runner Up: $50

……Highly commended Primary School: Certificate

High School: Sculpture

…. Winning High School: $250               Runner Up: $50

….Highly commended High School: Certificate

….Individual Winner: $50

High School: Art & Photographic

….Individual Winner: $50

….Highly commended High School: Certificate


The decision of the committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Insurance and Transport

All transport to and from the Gaol is the responsibility of the artist. All insurance is the responsibility of the artist. The organisers exercise all due care and diligence but will not accept liability for loss or damage to work/s.


There is a wide range of sites available for positioning work/s. Many of these are able to be viewed on the website. The committee will take submissions on site specific works into consideration; however, the final decision of the exhibition layout will rest with the curator.

If your work requires electricity it must have a current safety tag from a qualified electrician.

Delivery of work.

Entries must be delivered to Trial Bay Gaol and installed on Thursday 2nd or Friday 4rd August 2018, between 9am -3pm, unless prior arrangements have been made.

The curator will liaise with the exhibitor over times and installation details.

Collection of work/s.

Work/s can be collected after the winners are announced on Saturday 1st September 2018 or on Monday 3rd September between 9am -3pm, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Any work/s left in the Gaol after that time will become the property of the committee.


The committee reserves the right to reproduce any image of entry for the purpose of publicity. All necessary acknowledgements of authorship will be made.

National Parks and Wildlife Service will charge normal gate entry fees during the exhibition.


For further information please contact

Cath Ireland

Digital images may be emailed,

or supplied on PC compatible CD or memory stick posted to;

Cath Ireland

Trial Bay Gaol

PO Box 25

South West Rocks

NSW 2431