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The Artist and the Farmer

Sculplture Commission for Forbes Hospital

With Arts OutWest

As part of the Culture and Arts Program for the redevelopment of the Forbes Hospital, the Lachlan Health Service Culture and Arts Working Group is commissioning a major sculpture for the courtyard of the Forbes Hospital.

The sculpture will be positioned at the front of the Forbes Hospital on a grassed area and is to be inspired by the rural location of Forbes. The artist will be required to visit a farm in the Forbes area and accompany a farmer for four days on everyday farming activities in order to inform the design. The artist can use ideas inspired from this time to develop the Forbes Hospital sculpture making this work reflective of Forbes’ position within a rural community. Work may touch on the physical, social and visual elements that the artist experiences on the farm. Both representational and abstract work will be considered as well as innovative and contemporary interpretations.

Applications close: 31 March 2016
Applicants notified by email: 8 April 2016
Final design submission: 26 May 2016
Installation of sculpture: Week commencing Monday 27 June 2016
To be finished by: 30 June 2016

For more information and an entry form, please click here for a pdf or here for Word.
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