contour 556

Festivals, Events & Exhibitions

Contour 556

Contour 556 is Canberra’s national public sculpture and public performance event. For three weeks in October 2018 the lakeside landscape is transformed by the installation of sculpture and performance

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Contour 556 is a national public sculpture biennial, for Australia’s capital.

Contour 556 aims to:
Promote the ACT and region’s artists in a national event to a national audience;
Further the development of the ACT region as a national cultural hub;
Complement the festival and event program in Australia’s Capital region;
Engage with schools and the community through offering web-based education resources.

Contour 556 runs from 5 -28 October 2018.
It coincides with the last week of Floriade, Canberra’s festival of spring. Works will engage with the physical, political and cultural landscape of Canberra.

2018 will be the second iteration of contour 556. In 2016, the event saw 48 artists present works in cultural institutions, the lake shore, commercial foyers and the Kingston Arts precinct.

In 2018 we will present works by 60 artists, working in sculpture, installation, light, soundscapes, poetry, spoken word, and digital space. Works and performances occupy the land, the lake, adjacent cultural institutions and extend to 2 new sculpture parks in Canberra, at Canberra Airport and Denman Prospect. Performers will utilise the National Library foyer, the Carillon in Lake Burley Griffin and the NGA sculpture garden.

All donations through the Australian Cultural Fund will go towards artist fees and artwork development  and production costs. All artists will be paid a fee consistent with NAVA recommendations.

We are seeking funds to cover the participation of 10-15 artists through the funding call. We will also be seeking sponsorship and submitting grant applications to round out the event to include 60 artists and performers.

All donations above $2.00 are tax deductible through the ACF and, thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH Lab program, every dollar you preference to this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, provided we reach our campaign target of $10,000!

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Harris Hobbs Public Projects seeks to engage public space through events, and the insertion of public art, either installed works, performance, ephemeral works or any combination.

Neil Hobbs and Karina Harris have landscape architectural qualifications, Neil is currently undertaking a PhD, researching the transformative effect of public art on public space.

Contour 556 had its first iteration in 2016. It was an extremely successful event, showcasing 48 artists for a 3 week period, delivering performance, song, poetry, installations, paste-ups, kinetic and light based works in the lake, in foyers of cultural institutions, and to the public spaces around the lake and the Kingston Arts Precinct.

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Victor Evatt

NSW
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INTEGRAL LIGHTING PTY LTD

ACT
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KDN Group Pty Ltd

ACT
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Darren Knight Gallery

NSW
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David Williams

ACT
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Philip Leeson Architects

ACT
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Sarah Vandermark

ACT
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Catherine Townsend

ACT
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Stephen Glass

NSW
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Julia Champtaloup & Andrew Rothery

NSW
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Peter Jones

ACT
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Michael Mel

VIC
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John McIntyre

NSW
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POD PROJECTS GROUP

ACT
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Max Bourke AM

ACT
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Sullivan+Strumpf

NSW
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Verity Blackman

ACT
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Charles Guest

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Neil and Jill Wilson

NSW
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Meredith Hinchliffe

ACT
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Victoria Taylor

NSW
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Construction Control

ACT
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toss gascoigne & associates

ACT
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Stockport
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Rupert Myer

VIC
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Hester Gascoigne

ACT
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Patricia & Robert Postema

NSW
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Neil Doody

ACT
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Carolyn Forster

ACT
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Philip Hart

NSW
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Claudia Morris

ACT
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Amanda Biggs

ACT
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Stephen Glass

NSW