Put Your Hand Up

The University of Sydney is calling for entries from current students and recent graduates from Sydney College of the Arts to design the University of Sydney 2013 Sea of Hands for National Reconciliation Week.

Sea of Hands

The Sea of Hands is one of Australia’s largest public artworks and is an important step forward in developing better public awareness and support for issues of social justice and reconciliation in Australia. The Sea of Hands comprises of flat plastic hands, bearing the names of the individuals who place them, which are inserted into the ground following a pattern, signaling their support for Indigenous Native Title Rights and Reconciliation. The Sea of Hands is made from the colours of the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flags (black, blue, green, red, white and yellow).

The designer of the 2013 Sea of Hands will not only be responsible for the design, but also for overseeing the project implementation, including marking and pegging out the design on the University lawn, on Thursday 23 May, prior to Reconciliation Week 2013.

All short listed designs and statements will be displayed during Reconciliation Week and on the Sydney College of the Arts website. The successful designer will be invited to participate in formal Reconciliation Week events at the University of Sydney and will have their design profiled through programs run at the University during Reconciliation Week. The successful designer will also have the option to speak at the Flag Raising Ceremony during the launch of Reconciliation Week.

All designs must be submitted to sca.seaofhands@sydney.edu.au by the extended deadline of close of business on Monday 13 May.
Delivery of application

1. Applications must be delivered to the Public Relations and Marketing Manager’s Office at Sydney College of the Arts or alternatively emailed to sca.seaofhands@sydney.edu.au

2. Applications must be delivered complete, including all supporting material 3. Emailed applications must be contained in one email with a maximum size of 5MB

All designs must be submitted to by close of business on Tuesday 16 April.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Eligibility

1. The University of Sydney 2013 Sea of Hands design competition is open to all students and recent graduates (2008-2013) of Sydney College of the Arts 2. The competition is not open to students or graduates from other faculties of the University of Sydney or external applicants 3. The designer of the 2013 Sea of Hands will be responsible for the design, and also for overseeing the project implementation, including marking and pegging out the design on the University lawn, on Thursday 23 May, prior to Reconciliation Week 2013 4. The successful applicant will need to be available to oversee the project on Thursday 23 May

Application

Applications should include the following:
1. Detailed drawings and images of the design 2. 250 word detailed description outlining how the design will be implemented and its significance to the ideas raised through National Reconciliation Week 3. The design must use the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flag colours 4. The design must be able to be clearly marked out and easy for members of the public to follow when placing the hands 5. When designing the Sea of Hands, it is recommended that the artist consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and community groups and include a detailed outline of this consultation and research in their application

Delivery of application

1. Applications must be delivered to the Public Relations and Marketing Manager’s Office at Sydney College of the Arts on or before close of business on Tuesday 16 April 2013 or alternatively emailed to 2. Applications must be delivered complete, including all supporting material 3. Emailed applications must be contained in one email with a maximum size of 5MB

Sea of Hands
Sea of Hands