Theme: Can art succeed where porn fails:
TO ACTUALLY TURN US ON?
Feck, local producers of socially responsible erotica, invite you to submit your visual response to this erotic art competition for your chance to be exhibited as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Don’t be shy. FECK:ART is an over-18 event and we enthusiastically invite submissions which are salacious, explicit and chew on the boundaries of decency and good taste. And don’t lose sight of the theme – we’re looking for art that Turns Us On. Full Artist Brief is HERE.
We look forward to seeing how local artists make us think and feel about sex, and whether art can make porn obsolete. Submit your exquisite filth by close of entry at midnight on September 4th.
NEW IN 2015
Self Portrait Category - $1000 prize
FECK:ART 2015 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
EROTIC ART COMPETITION PRIZES
$5000 in cash prizes
- $3000 first prize
- $1000 runner up
- $1000 Self Portrait prize
Prize winners and selected artwork will be featured in the FECK:ART exhibition from 19th September to 3rd October. The prize winners will be announced at the opening night, on Friday September 18th 2015, from 6pm.
The first prize, runner-up and Self Portrait prizes are acquisitional.
Artworks indicated by the artist to be a self portrait are eligible for the Self Portrait category.
Works will be judged by FECK:ART on stylistic and technical merit in regards to adherence to theme and brief. The judges decision in regards to both prize winners, and works selected to exhibit, is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
EROTIC ARTWORK GUIDELINES
This erotic art contest accepts all media, including new media, audiovisual, sculpture, installation and other forms of 3 dimensional work.
FECK:ART accepts one entry per artist. Artists may submit a set of works to be judged as one entry, of no more than 3 individual pieces, which collectively do not exceed the size requirements.
- Two dimensional works must not exceed 2m (H) x 750mm (W) x 60mm (D) framed or unframed. Exhibiting works must have hanging wire on the back if they are framed.
- Three dimensional works must not exceed 2m (H) x 750mm (W) x 400mm (D) overall.
- Digital media/video art should be no more than approximately 6 minutes in duration.
- Exhibition runs: September 19 to October 3 as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival
FECK:ART Gallery is located in East Brunswick.
Works selected to exhibit, other than the acquisitional prize winners, are permitted to be sold through the exhibition. A gallery commission of 20% (including GST) will be taken on work sold. Work must not be available for sale through other avenues including directly from the artist.
Work that is selected to exhibit must be physically delivered to 28 Gale St East Brunswick during allocated time slots on Monday 7, Thursday 10, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September. If one of these time slots is not suitable, it is the artist’s responsibility to contact FECK:ART to arrange another time. The deadline for art drop off is Saturday September 12.
Late arrivals or works exceeding the stated dimensions may not be eligible for judging and may be excluded from the exhibition. Work will be installed by gallery staff only, except by prior arrangement with FECK:ART in special cases.
Unsold work must be collected by artists or their representatives from the gallery venue on Monday 5 October between 6pm and 7pm or Tuesday 6 October between 1pm and 2pm or by other arrangement with FECK:ART. FECK:ART reserves the right to dispose of works that are not collected. Artists or their representatives must produce suitable photo identification or written authorisation to act as representative when collecting work.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Register via the button below to receive the FECK:ART competition brief.
2. Entry is via an electronic submission form with upload of digital files (ie: Photographs, Scans or Still Frames) of the artwork. Installation entries must be accompanied by a descriptive proposal in addition to images. Entry forms must be completed online, and image files or URLs submitted no later than 11:59pm, Friday 4th September 2015. We look forward to seeing all of your artistic indecent exposure!
Submit your beautiful obscenitySUBMIT
THE NITTY GRITTY
Entrants to the art competition are anyone who submits an application form, henceforth referred to as The Artist.
Any creative work submitted to The Promoter by The Artist is henceforth referred to as The Work.
FECK:ART refers to the Competition, the Exhibition and the Brand.
Recent work from the last 12 months is preferred. The Work may have been previously exhibited, but not at any event in connection with previous years of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Current employees of The Promoter are not eligible. But Feck contributors are!
Due to the expected volume of submissions, The Promoter reserves the right to select a shortlist of Artists to exhibit.
The first prize, runner-up and self portrait prizes are acquisitional, meaning that a monetary prize will be given to the winners in exchange for the winning work, which becomes owned by the Promoter. The winners will be published on www.feckart.com.
The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to the Artist by any third party connected with this competition.
Proof of identification considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of The Promoter. In the event that the winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.
Nothing depicting, referencing or fetishising minors will be accepted.
Entrants authorise The Promoter to use photographs or video footage of their person for the sole purpose of producing advertising/promotional material for FECK:ART. There will be no payment no matter how often the images are used by The Promoter.
The Promoter reserves the right to change the aforementioned terms and conditions at any time without prior notification. It is the Artist’s responsibility to check these terms and conditions for changes.