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As well as using Little Forest Land Art for our own art projects, another objective was to support other artists and makers. With this is mind we announce our artist opportunity.

As part of the site preparations a large un-safe oak tree had to be felled. This left the oak stump and a big open space.

For Art in the Garden 2018 we are looking for an artwork to be shown on what we are calling the Boarhunt 4th Plinth. This could be a new item made specifically for the site or an existing artwork that would look great in this situation.

The prize will be to have your work on show during Art in the Garden 2018. You will also receive a ‘production fund’ made up of money from the entry fees. So, the more people that enter the more the winner receives. Minimum amount of £100 up to a maximum of £500.

Who can apply?

This is an open call to any artist or maker working in any medium, living in Hampshire or the adjoining counties (Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex). Entrants must be 18 years of age or over and includes students.

Entrance Fee
The entrance fee is £10 per submission with a maximum of two submissions.
 Please go to our Eventbrite page to make your payment.

The winning work will be selected by our judging panel:
Lynne Dick, Director of Making Space, Havant;
Andy Buchanan, Studio and Programming Manager at Art Space Portsmouth;
as well as Jan Griffiths and myself.

Open Day
We know this is not the normal ‘white box’ venue so you may want to see how the Plinth fits into the wider area, how people will approach it, etc. We are holding a dedicated open day on Saturday 9th December 2017, 10am-5pm so that you can view the site to help inform your work.
You can also view the site during Jan’s Making Merry open studio Christmas sale, 2nd – 10th December, 10am – 5pm. There will be lots of lovely ceramic, glass, metal, textile and paper things to buy.
Other times may be available by appointment.

Closing Date

The deadline for entries is 12noon, 22th January 2018

Information Pack & Entry Form
For all the details on how to enter, important dates, photographs, dimensions, FAQ’s, etc. download the Information Pack and Application Form from our website
or email [email protected] and I will send them to you.

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