Proclamation
8–26 JANUARY Barangaroo Reserve Free
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Proclamation

What does the idea of a flag mean to you? How does flying a flag make you feel connected to your homeland? And what images or icons truly signify the way you feel about your connection to Australia as land and home?

Proclamation is a large-scale art installation at Barangaroo Reserve, flying 250 flags that explore Australians’ diverse ideas about land and country, belonging and possession.

Participants are invited to submit images online that reflect their precise or ephemeral ideas of, and connection to, land, country and belonging. Full details, FAQs and documents can be in the Important Information section below, including (Spec Sheet, Template, and Release Form).

Please submit your image to proclamation@sydneyfestival.org.au. Call out closing date is Monday 25 November.

Check out Important Info below for more details.

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Q. What is Proclamation about?
Proclamation is an observational body of work linking the community and their idea or association of belonging to the land and country; and more specifically the interpretation of land ownership premiered on 8th January – 26th January, 2020. The concept design created by Aboriginal artist Jacob Nash

The general public are asked to design a flag that speaks to their sense of belonging to land and country.

Q. Is there an age limit?
No age limit, we encourage all creative participants to design their own flag

Q. What mediums can I use and what can images can I create?
You can create your designs in any medium: graphic design, photo, paint, spray paint, crayons, texters, chalk etc. Your flag designs is open interpretation, it can be a picture of your family in front of your house, favourite landscape or abstract designs.

Q. What is the size of the flags and are there technical specifications?
You can download the technical specs here. Designs must be PG classification, design with offensive images or wording will not be accepted.
You can design your flag on any sized paper, you can also download and use our template.  You can submit your designs via JPEG or PDF and submit to Proclamation@sydneyfestival.org.au
Flag size will be 1.8 x 900 and flown on a standard 6mtr flag pole

Q. What else do I need to know?
If your design is selected, you will be notified of the date your flags will be flown at Barangaroo Reserve; each flag will be flown for 1 week only. Your individual design will be printed on a 1.8 x 900 flag and hoisted on 6m flag pole during the festival season in January 2020
After the installation ends on 27 January 2020, your flag will be returned to your designated postal address.
As this is a public community contribution, there is no payment or reward for your entry; however acknowledgements of the contributor will be provided on the Sydney Festival website at time of premier of the festival in January 2020.

Q. What is the deadline to submit my design?
Flag designs need to be delivered by closing date: 30 November 2019. Download a Release Form here
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