Final call for entries: Brick Bay Folly 2017

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The 2016 Brick Bay Folly winner: <em>Daughter of the Swamp</em> by Edward Roberts, Alexander Sacha Milojevic, Ryan David Mahon and Raphaela Rose.

The 2016 Brick Bay Folly winner: Daughter of the Swamp by Edward Roberts, Alexander Sacha Milojevic, Ryan David Mahon and Raphaela Rose. Image: Samuel Hartnett

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Brick Bay Folly 2015 winner: <em>Belly of the Beast</em> by Declan Burn and Matt Ritani.

Brick Bay Folly 2015 winner: Belly of the Beast by Declan Burn and Matt Ritani. Image: Samuel Hartnett

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2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: <em>Golden Tickle</em> by Sophie Hammer and Stuart Taylor.

2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: Golden Tickle by Sophie Hammer and Stuart Taylor.

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2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: <em>Primal Bell</em> by Cam Deynzer and Katie Braatvedt.

2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: Primal Bell by Cam Deynzer and Katie Braatvedt.

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2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: <em>Proto Radiolaria – Repository of Distant Waters</em> by Kim Huynh, Adam Hunt, Ricky Wong, Eq Hong and Joyee Kwan.

2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: Proto Radiolaria – Repository of Distant Waters by Kim Huynh, Adam Hunt, Ricky Wong, Eq Hong and Joyee Kwan.

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2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: <em>A Mulligan – The Folly of the Edited Self</em> by Brad Balle.

2016 Brick Bay folly finalist: A Mulligan – The Folly of the Edited Self by Brad Balle.

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The Brick Bay Sculpture Trust invites proposals for large-scale projects and installations that explore contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly, a design build project leading to a two year exhibition at Brick Bay.

There is not long to go now until the submission deadline of midnight, 18 September. Finalists will be notified on 17 October.

Popular among the Romantics of the 18th and 19th centuries, architectural follies are structures that often have no discernible purpose and are placed within a garden or landscape.

The winning team of the 2016 Brick Bay Folly: Edward Roberts, Alexander Sacha Milojevic, Ryan David Mahon and Raphaela Rose.  Image:  Samuel Hartnett

The objective of this annual event is to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture, and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines. 

The Brick Bay Folly 2017 is open to all architects and students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral level architectural programme at any New Zealand tertiary institution (including international students who are currently enrolled in a New Zealand institution).

A jury of architects, artists, academics, arts administrators, building experts, engineers and previous Folly winners will select one exceptional project to be realised within the grounds of Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.

The successful recipient will receive an overall $35,000 grant towards realising the proposed project. 

The finished project will be installed and exhibited on the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail beginning early March 2017 for a period of twenty four months.

For more information, see here. Proposals must be emailed to folly@brickbay.co.nz.

Primary sponsors of the 2016 Brick Bay Folly competition are Brick Bay Sculpture Trust, Resene and Fletcher Building. Partner sponsors are AUTNew Zealand Institute of Architects, Samuel Hartnett PhotographyArchitecture New Zealand and ArchitectureNow.


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