Home Hill News

Enter now for the Harvest Festival Ephemera

PROSPECTIVE entrants in the annual Home Hill Harvest Festival Ephemera have been urged to get their entry forms in as soon as possible for the 2022 event, as entries close on Friday, June 10. 

Now in its fifth year, the Canefields Ephemera has been described as “Home Hill’s sculpture festival” – a much loved and anticipated annual event, which has continued to grow over the years to its current standing as an outdoor sculpture exhibition.

The Canefields Ephemera is organised by the Home Hill Harvest Festival and the eight-week long display brings together the community to celebrate local artists. Ephemera artwork is meant to be short-lived and enjoyed by visitors day and night, while it is on display. 

The Open Prize for the event is $1500, with $500 for the runner-up and $300 for the People’s Choice. 

The timetable for the event includes successful applicants being notified by Friday, June 17 and the catalogue information and image finalised by September 5, 2022. Installation of entries will be between Friday, August 26 and Sunday, September 4 with the opening of the Ephemera being from 6pm on September 10. Entries will have to be taken down by Saturday, November 17. 

All exhibits will be displayed in Lloyd Mann Gardens, Home Hill and a maximum of 10 exhibits will compete. Non- competitive exhibits can be displayed alongside competing exhibits.

The $300 Artist’s fee payable by the Home Hill Harvest Festival Committee ($150 provided initially and the remaining $150 upon installation) will be available for each of the 10 successful entries to go towards costs associated with the exhibit. 

The entry form must be fully and correctly completed by the due date to be considered for the Artist’s fee and successful entrants must produce an exhibit. Exhibits can be advertised for sale and must be accompanied with a price tag if for sale. Commission on sales is at 10 per cent to the Harvest Festival Committee. 

The awards will be announced at the Festival Launch in Lloyd Mann Gardens on Saturday, September 10 and all exhibits must remain on display until the end of the Harvest Festival period in November. Prospective entrants should fill out the entry form and email it to the Exhibition Co-ordinator, Uli Liessmann (0439 822 064 or hannoveru@bigpond.com). 

Factors that should be taken into consideration by the artist should include materials; addressing the current contemporary art diaspora and the site chosen; suitability for public interaction; displaying and viewing day and night; environmental factors; health and safety; Securing the sculpture; skills required to complete the work and ability to complete the proposed work on time.