2019 HSB Artist Submission


Exhibition Theme - Dwelling

The theme of the 2019 Heysen Sculpture Biennial is Dwelling.

The word ‘dwelling’ refers to a home, to living as well as to thinking. It emphasises staying still and taking time to reflect. Treading lightly, thinking green, working ecologically and engaging with a sense of place are all involved.

Artists are encouraged to visit the site if possible, to make new work, and to consider the theme.

The Heysen Sculpture Biennial takes place at the historic site of Hans Heysen’s home on the surrounding land that he actively conserved with its white gums and other trees.

The temporary trail of contemporary sculptures each provide a place to dwell on and upon our precious earth.

The HSB is open to all forms of sculpture and installation.


Overview of the 2019 HSB Artist Submission

(More detailed information is listed in the Terms & Conditions document that must be read and acknowledged in the next page. This is a quick summary of key points.)

2019 HSB entry fee is $40 per submission. Artists can make multiple submissions and pay $40 per submission.

Collaborative submissions are welcome with one artist registering on behalf of all collaborating artists, and one fee of $40 due for the collaborative entry.

The 2019 HSB has new sponsors Northline for freight and Mt Barker Crane Hire for crane services, and the Hahndorf Accomodation Group for artists requiring local accomodation in nearby Hahndorf.

Prizes: The Mount Barker Courier provides the $1000 People's Choice cash prize, and the Hahndorf Academy provides and exhibition opportunity in 2020 for a 2019 HSB artist.

Small sculpture exhibition: 2019 HSB artists will be invited to show 1 small sculpture each inside the Nora Heysen studio.

Cancellations and refunds must be requested before 30 June 2018.


2019 HSB Curator

In 2019, for the first time since it started in 2000, the Heysen Sculpture Biennial (HSB) will have a curator. The inaugural curator Stephanie Radok is an artist, art critic, writer, editor and curator who has been involved in the Australian art world for over thirty years. Her experience of exhibitions, local, national and international will inform her curating of the HSB, a special exhibition in a special place.


2019 HSB Dates

Artist submissions open 1 May, close 30 June 2018.
Notification by 31 July 2018. Exhibition opening is Sunday 24 February and exhibition closing is April 30, 2019. Installation in early January 2019 - date to be advised.


How to apply for the 2019 HSB

Important - read this before starting your submission as it may save you frustration later!

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Before starting your registration you will need all of the following information:

Information about you

Name, email, phone, website URL (If applicable) Business name (if applicable), address

Whether your submission is a group submission. If it is then the names of all collaborating artists

Your CV/artist's biography in .pdf / .doc. / .docx format for uploading

Are you represented by a gallery? If so, name and contact person at your gallery

Information about the artwork that you are submitting

Note - works that have been exhibited in the greater Adelaide region in the past 5 years are ineligble for the 2019 HSB. New works are highly encouraged.


Year made (enter 2019 if it is a proposed work)

Price including 30% commission

Dimensions and weight of your artwork

A document or scanned sketch explaining how you will install your artwork, and machinery/equipment required.

Your statement about the artwork for the catalogue (50 words or less)

Your artist statement about your arts practice for the catalogue (50 words or less)

If your submission is for a proposed work then a short description of how it addresses the curatorial theme 'Dwelling'.

A digital image of your artwork being submitted, or a scanned sketch of it in .pdf / .jpg / .jpeg format - max size 5MB

Other images of your artwork or previous works if this submission is for a proposed work

Do you have an Australian Business Number? If so, enter it in the next field with no spaces. If you don't have an ABN and your artwork sells, you must complete a Statement by a Supplier otherwise 47% tax must be withheld from the sale.

Information about where you learned of the 2019 HSB

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You can pay using PayPal (or Visa or Mastercard through PayPal if you don't have a PayPal account), or you can do an Offline Payment later through an eft bank transfer, or depositing your entry fee payment at any ANZ Bank branch.

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Terms and Conditions

You must acknowledge that you have read and accept the Terms and Conditions of entry. To read them now click Register Individual below, scroll to the bottom of the registration page and click the words 'Terms and Conditions'.

Until you click 'Process Registration' on the next page you have not registered.

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After you submit your entry you can cancel before 30 June 2018 and receive a refund of your entry fee by emailing our Artist Coordinator, Clancy Warner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Process Registration button sends your completed registration to us. Notification by 31 July.

Get started by clicking the 'Register (Individual)' button below.

That's it! We look forward to receiving your submission.

Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc. Committee

Event Properties

Event Date 24-02-2019
Individual Price $40.00
The Cedars
68 Heysen Rd, Verdun SA 5245, Australia
The Cedars