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