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January 2021
Call for Submissions – BigCi Environmental Awards 2021

BigCi is excited to announce we are once again inviting artists to apply for our annual Environmental Awards!

Australian artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2021.

The Awards will be judged by an independent panel:

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Chris Tobin, Darug Elder, Artist, and Cultural Educator
Lisa Cox, Environmental Reporter, The Guardian Australia

The judges will select two winners, who will each receive 4 free weeks of BigCi residency, as well as $3,000 prize money. 

There are no entry fees.

The winners of the award will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event.

The deadline for submissions is 12th of February 2021.
Winners will be announced on 2nd of March 2021.

For the SUBMISSION FORM & GUIDELINES, see

BigCi Environmental Awards 2021-Submission Form

March 2020

February 2020
BigCi Environmental Awards 2020 – Judges Announced

See the News post below for the Awards outline.

For the SUBMISSION FORM & GUIDELINES, see
BigCi Environmental Award 2020 Submission Form


The Awards will be judged by an independent panel of judges:

Tom Zubrycki is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a deep interest in theenvironment.  Tom’s documentaries have focused around a personal response to the issues of the day.  Tom has directed 17 documentaries and produced another 20 with mainly new and emerging directors. Tom is a recipient of the Stanley Hawes Award “In recognition of outstanding contribution to documentary filmmaking in Australia”.
More information is on his website. www.tomzubrycki.com

Dr Kate Bishop is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her background in environment-behavior research underpins her teaching, research and design. She worked in private industry and government before becoming an academic. She is the author of a number of books. Addressing the challenges of climate change, urbanisation, and people and place relationships is central to all her work.

Carlotta Brunetti is an Italian/German land artist with a long established art practice. Her projects are installed all around the world. During her vibrant carrier, Carlotta received numerous awards, grants and scholarships and was a participant in Istanbul Biennial 2011 and 2017.
She has been a member of several juries.
Carlotta undertook residencies in Taiwan, I- Park, USA and BigCi (in 2012). Apart from being a judge of this Award, she will also present a lecture at the next BigCi Open Day on 8th March 2020. More information is on her website www.carlotta-brunetti.de

January 2020
Call for Submissions – BigCi Environmental Awards 2020
Australian and International Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2020.

Submission Criteria
Your submission must show how you will respond to the environmental issues of the day using your chosen medium. Relevance to our location on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains is essential. The Greater Blue Mountains is an area of stunning scenic beauty, with its own unique flora, fauna and geomorphology. BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world.
We are looking for inspirational projects that will be executed within the residency time frame. You can choose to deal with relevant environmental or natural science issues, explore ideas and concepts related to nature, or use this opportunity to creatively respond to the unique wilderness on our doorstep and the current challenges it faces.
The focus of the Award is on the environment. This is open to a wide range of interpretations, allowing you to work on aspects that are of most interest to you and fit best with your artistic practice.

Award Information

The two winning artists will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,500 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.
The winners of the award will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at BigCi Open Day.
There is an entry fee of AUD$30 that must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support these Awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.
Submissions deadline is 29th of February 2020.
Winners announcement date is 20 of MARCH 2020.
For the SUBMISSION FORM & GUIDELINES, see
BigCi Environmental Award 2020 Submission Form

FOR PREVIOUS YEARS’ AWARDS PLEASE SEE UNDER ‘NEWS’
https://bigci.org/new-news/