For Christmas 2012, The National Trust at Mottisfont wishes to commission a number of ‘Stars’ to form a ‘trail’ within the grounds. Artists and makers are invited to submit proposals to create or exhibit a ‘Star’ for temporary installation at Mottisfont from 1st December 2012 to 27th January 2013.
This builds on the success of the ‘Angel Garden’ (Dec 2011 – Jan 2012), when 15,000 visitors enjoyed 8 sculptures on the theme of ‘Angels’ installed at various sites around the grounds at Mottisfont.
This is an opportunity for the selected artists/makers to produce a piece of work in response to a unique rural location with the potential for their work to be seen by a large audience. The selectors will also consider existing pieces of work for exhibition.
The ‘Star’ should ideally be a three-dimensional object, created from materials that are durable enough to survive a two-month long installation outdoors in winter.
Proposals should include:
Your curriculum vitae / artist’s statement
Up to 5 images of previous work. It is preferable for works to be submitted on CD. Please do not submit ORIGINAL artworks.
A visual representation and brief explanation of your proposal, its dimensions, construction, materials and installation requirements.
If you are familiar with Mottisfont it would also be useful to know about any preference you may have for a specific location within the gardens at Mottisfont.
Proposals to arrive no later than 5:00pm on Friday, 14 September 2012.
The successful artists/makers will be informed by Monday, 24 September 2012.
The ‘Star’ will need to be manufactured and delivered for installation no later than Friday, 16 November 2012.
Full details can be downloaded at:
If you would like any visual materials or disks to be returned, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope covering the cost of return postage. Please send your proposals to:
c/o Louise Govier
Visitor Experience and Communities Manager
Hampshire SO51 0LP
Contact: Louise Govier firstname.lastname@example.org
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