2011 Steampunk: tomorrow as it used to be exhibition
Preparations are underway for the 2011 'Steampunk: tomorrow as it used to be' exhibition in Oamaru, NZ.
Expressions of interest are welcomed until 16th September 2011.
The criteria for the exhibits is that they:
- are of a Victorian look and feel - this is fundamental. Research what the Victorians would have used, have a read of some of the steampunk literature - Steampunk Magazine for instance
- there is a science fiction element about them
- there is a back story of 100 words, which will go with the piece in the exhibition that puts the piece in the Steampunk world.
- All expression of interest forms are properly completed
Exhibits may be 2D art, 3D sculptures, short films - see below - inventions, contraptions, or working machines. Remember that this is a public display and pieces must be safe for the public to be near.
There is likely to be such interest in participating that whilst the Forrester Gallery will house most of the exhibition, some pieces will have to be displayed in other venues. If you have an external installation we are happy to consider it.
The cost of sending and returning pieces is at the exhibitors' expense. This is a community event and there is little funding. All artists will be promoted at the exhibition, on this website and on any literature that is published. There were 11,000 visitors at last year's exhibition and steampunk is growing!
League of Victorian Imagineers Steampunk Short Film Festival
OPEN TO ALL AGES. Make it part of your school project
As part of this year's exhibition we are asking for contributions to the first Steampunk Short Film Festival in NZ. It is YOUR pieces of creativity that we are after. These will be 1- 3 minutes long and played on a continuous loop at the Forrester Art Gallery, Oamaru, NZ.
The criteria are:
- movie or stop action animation
- must evoke Victorian Science Fiction
- action adventure mystery romance
- 1 - 3 minutes long, including opening title and end credits
- format must be capable of being played on a standard dvd player
complete a regular expression of interest form
Entrants must be prepared to have their film released on you tube.