ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR OUR INAUGURAL ART COMPETITION - WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED NOV 18, 2018.
The theme is Refracted Lives. Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one transparent substance to another. Just as light is refracted, so the lives of LGBTQ people bend to the rules of society and the expectations of family and friends. Often, we respond to the forces of religion, family, and the law by bending or subjugating our own needs, desires, and goals. We may appear to be what we are not, or even become what we do not want to be.
Entrants in this year’s competition have explored this sense of refraction through the prism of their own lives.
Eligibility: For artists who have been residents of India for the 12-month period Aug. 31, 2017 to Sept. 1, 2018, and who identify as LGBTQ.
Artwork: One piece of fine art - painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, or installation - which depicts the theme ‘Refracted Lives’ and that complies with all of the rules of entry.
Prizes will be awarded to the best three pieces as ranked by the judging panel. Selection will be based on artistic skill and representation of the year’s theme as demonstrated in the submitted work. One further prize will be awarded in the form of a People’s Choice Award which will be voted on by those attending the exhibition.
All finalists will be invited to include their work in an exhibition in Australia, Feb 2019, as part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.
Registration: Closed 9pm Nov 7, 2018
Delivery of entries: Until 9pm Nov 12, 2018
Collection of works not selected: 9am-6pm Nov 14, 2018
Finalists announced: November 13-14, 2018
InsideOut Art Prize winners announced: At private cocktail reception, Nov 18, The LaLiT New Delhi
Finalists’ works exhibited to the public: November 20 to 24, 2018 - in the 3rd Floor Gallery, The LaLiT New Delhi
Collection of exhibited works: After 9am Nov 26, 2018 - by appointment