Welcome to Artist in Residence Trail Tasmania (AIRTT) and join us for our art exhibition as well as inspiring arts and crafts workshops!
We are delighted to be holding the 4th Annual AIRTT Art Exhibition and look forward to you joining us. Below is the Art Exhibition entry details and form, invitation to the opening and details about the workshops.
For our 4th Annual Artist in Residence Trail Tasmania Art Exhibition the key dates are:
- Early bird entry cut off is 30th June 2023
- Entries close 13th October 2023
- Works delivered by 20th October 2023
- Art Exhibition Opening Thursday 26th October 2023
- Art Exhibition open 27th October to 12th November 2023
I hope you can join us in the fun!
Invitation to the AIRTT Art Exhibition Opening
When: Thursday 26th October 2023 at 2.00pm
Where: Art as Mania Gallery 20-22 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine
With drinks afterwards at The Empire Hotel, Deloraine
Do please RSVP so we have a good idea about numbers for catering.
RSVP by Tuesday 17th October 2023 to: Laura Window at Art as Mania contact@ artasmania.com.au 0488 137 315
Introducing the AIRTT Art and Crafts Workshops
About the 2023 AIRTT Art Exhibition
Here you can find out all the details for this year’s exhibition, including the Artist in Residence Trail Tasmania (AIRTT) Art Exhibition Entry Form 2022 PDF.
This exhibition is all about celebrating Tasmania. The work needs to have Tasmania at it’s heart of inspiration, whether you’re lucky enough to live in Tasmania, come to visit or are still dreaming of getting to this stunning state, the work must be about Tasmania.
The work can be made elsewhere and anywhere from 2018 to 2022 but not exhibited in the 2020 or 2021 Artist in Residence Trail Tasmania Art Exhibitions.
Entries and Entry Fees for the Art Exhibition
You’re welcome to submit up to three entries in the Artist in Residence Trail Tasmania Exhibition 2023. Artist in Residence Trail Tasmania (AIRTT) Art Exhibition Entry Form 2022 PDF
Early Bird entry fee is $12 per entry of $30 for 3 entries with the closing date of 30th June 2023.
The entry fee is $15 per entry or $40 for 3 entries with the closing date of 13 October 2023.
Very Important! When you’re making your payment please be sure to include the name that is on your entry form so we can match it easily – first and last name is preferred. If we can’t match your entry to a payment your entry can not be accepted.
Payments are to be made via standard transfer to: Westpac BSB: 032-051 Account: 454236 with the name on the entry as the reference.
Please note that OSKO transfers will be refunded by the bank and will not go through (silly bank), only standard transfer payments will be accepted into the account. I have asked the bank to fix this situation but have no idea how long it will take them.
At this time we can not accept cheques or money orders. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Mediums and Themes for our Art Exhibition
Many art exhibitions are focused on one type of medium, whether that be painting, sculpture, textiles, and have categories based on that particular medium.
The AIRTT exhibition reflects the diversity of artist in residency programs and welcomes entries across a diverse range of mediums. So our exhibition themes need to embrace this diversity. Instead of having categories such as watercolour landscape or portraits, our themes are designed to be open to your interpretation and include:
Vibrant Communities – ideal for representing the people, communities, farms, business, shacks and villages, towns and cities of Tasmania.
Waters of Life – taking inspiration from the beautiful Tasmanian waterways and coastlines, flora and fauna, activities such as fishing and paddling.
Wildlife Wonders – celebrating the diverse and captivating wildlife, the flora and fauna, of Tasmania.
Mountain Inspirations – showcasing the magnificence of the ever present Tasmanian mountains and highlands, this can also include the flora and fauna.
Works can be representative to abstract to graphical and anything in between. We do welcome Artist Statements and information about works as well. Sending in these details is optional.
We do use the image emailed through with the entry form as the basis of social media post images that are shared during the exhibition on our Facebook and Instagram pages. So you can be tagged, do please include your own social media profile link. For example, our Facebook link is www.facebook.com/artistinresidencetrailtasmania
Mediums accepted include textiles (weaving, felting, embroidery etc), painting (watercolour, oil, acrylic etc), prints (woodcut, lino etc), photography, woodwork, sculpture (metal, wood, fibre etc), glass (blown, mosaic etc), ceramics and more.
It’s an art exhibition so there’s prizes!
The Empire Hotel in Deloraine is generously sponsoring the Best in Exhibition prize with a wonderful accommodation package of two nights. This is great news because they have super comfy beds and delicious food to the value of $300! Join The Empire on Facebook!
Creatively Belle is sponsoring with a $100 Cash Prize. Join Creatively Belle on Facebook.
We are very much a grass roots event by artists for artists and are hoping to be able to add to the Prizes on offer. If you would like to be involved and sponsor do please let us know. We also promote our prize sponsors as a way of saying thank you.
Art Exhibition Venue
Our venue is the gallery at Art as Mania in Deloraine.
Why the Deloraine spaces? Because this all came about from a conversation between artists exhibiting at the Tasmanian Craft Fair 2019. It resulted in me walking into Laura’s space at Art as Mania and asking if she’d be interested and when she was, me going over to talk with Mark at The Empire Hotel to see if he would be, and he said yes. It was that simple.
The 2020, 2021 and 2022 art exhibitions are a success so our venue hosts are back with us for 2023.
If you are interested in being part of our trail I’d be most happy to explore possibilities, wherever you are in Tasmania. Send me an email (details below).
Art Exhibition Entry Size Requirements
We have set a 5 kg weight limit on sculptures and a 94cm x 94cm limit on hanging art works for two key reasons, the first is shipping via Australia Post. For any pieces being posted to us for the exhibition be able to be returned in a provided red and white Australia Post satchel. (There’s no benefit shipping with Express Post satchels from Tasmania so don’t spend the extra money). Australia Post has conniptions with parcels 100cm and over so none of us need that experience.
From what we understand, the red and white satchels can now all take 5kg.
Tasmanian based and delivering yourself? Delivery in person to Art as Mania is most welcome.
Entries from Within Australia Only
Again, this is dictated by postage. As a return addressed red and white Australia Post satchel needs to be sent with posted in entries, we’re restricted to Australian addresses only. I’ve been horrified by the ridiculous costs for posting overseas. I’m sorry if this causes any disappointments.
Presenting Your Work
Works must be suitably framed, ready for hanging with ‘D’ rings, labelled with your name, the chosen theme, medium, title of work and sale price. Labels need to be securely attached so they do not fall off for the duration of the art exhibition.
Does your work need a plinth or something specific to display it? Do please let us know well ahead (by 30th September) so we can be organised with it.
D Rings and Displays
For hanging work we need good quality D Rings securely attached with hanging wire or cord to safely hang your work. No D Rings with cord/wire, no hanging. Attaching D Rings is the responsibility of the entrant, not our gallery teams.
Our email address is artistinresidencetrailtasmania@ gmail.com
While we’re on Facebook there are technical troubles sometimes with getting FB messages – so the above email is best – far more reliable than Facebook messages!
Want to Be Part of All of This?
One of the guiding lights for AIRTT is to help and enable artists and creative business owners across Tasmania. So if you like what we’re doing and would like to find out ways to be involved do please email us.
We have a few basic requirements and are pulling them together into useful PDF’s so stay tuned.
2021 AIRTT Art Exhibition Winner Richard Klekociuk
We are delighted to be featuring on this year’s AIRTT Exhibition invitations the art of the 2021 AIRTT Art Exhibition, Richard Klekociuk.
Richard is an acclaimed coloured pencil artist based in Launceston, Tasmania.
Coloured pencil is Richard’s preferred medium since 1986 and he has won numerous awards, often in open company. Richard was a Glover finalist (Australia’s richest annual prize for landscapes) in 2009 and 2014, and the Bay of Fires Art Prize in 2015, 2017, 2018.
In 2014 Richard was awarded Master Pencil Artist Status by the Canadian Pencil Society and Master Status in 2018 by the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia.
He is an Ambassador for Caran d’Ache in Australia and the majority of artwork on his site has been created using Caran d’Ache coloured pencils.
His art is inspired by the Australian landscape. Mark making, weathering, ‘landscape memory’, decay, pattern, abstraction, colour and shape are of particular interest to Richard.
He is also keenly interested in archival pen drawing and digital art as Richard finds they both compliment his coloured pencil work.
Richard runs a series of workshops through out the year and generous with his experience and knowledge.