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ANNUAL KINETIC SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 2018 (2017 exhibition now closed for entries)

poster-kinetic-art-2017Following on from the successful 2016 & 2017 exhibitions, Dulverton Weir & Leat Conservation Trust invites interested artists or students to submit expressions of interest and proposals for the Dulverton Weir & Leat Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition 2018. Initial proposals should include drawings, animations, photo’s of models etc and should be submitted by 28th February 2018. Work will be exhibited on ‘pitches’ set in Dulverton’s historic mill leat from 1st July to 31st July 2018.

The exhibition offers artists a challenge in terms of design and manufacture but also offers them considerable public exposure and a great opportunity for artists to engage with the public viewer.

The exhibition opens with a formal opening ceremony performed by Dulverton Town Mayor with members of the media being present.

Transforming Movement Opening

Sculptures should be driven by the mill leat which on average is 9 inches deep, 2 metres wide and flows at approximately 4 miles per hour.

Fed from a huge weir to the north, the mill leat passes right through the town presenting some 500 metres of flowing water with many vantage points for members of the public to view the kinetic sculptures.

Indoor facilities are provided for storage and final assembly of exhibits together with metalworking and carpentry support during sculpture erection.

Dulverton is an excellent venue for a Kinetic Sculpture Exhibition being a vibrant market town in Exmoor National Park, a favourite destination for large numbers of visitors and as a local centre for shopping. There are good restaurants, pubs, hostel, camping barn, B&B and hotel facilities as well as a large touring caravan site set within the town.

For an informal discussion or to apply for a general information pack and specific venue details, please contact Our Operations Lead Trustee – Philip Hull at philip.hull@dulvertonweir.org.uk, 01398 323526.

For more detailed specification and application forms contact our ‘Arts On The Leat’ Initiative Director – Sandy Schott at sandy.f.schott@gmail.com.

 

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