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The Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail 2023 – Expressions of Interest requested.

EOIs for artists, groups and community organisations will close 12 midnight on Sunday 25 June 2023. Please submit your EOI to be considered for erecting an art installation as part of the 2023 Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail (PBEAT2023).

The EOI Form and Information Sheet can also be downloaded at Here you will also see videos of PBEAT2022.

Proposals for approximately 15 adult ephemeral artworks; 10 artwork entries under 18 years; 5 local school entries; and 5 community group installations will be approved by an experienced curatorial subcommittee.

The theme for PBEAT2023 is NURTURE & NATURE. The Prizes are:

  • $1,000 People’s Choice Award (any category)

  • $3,000 First Prize (artist or group over 16)

  • $1,000 Highly Commended (artist or group over 16)

  • $250 Young Persons (Artist or Group under 16) x 2

  • $250 School Entry (years 4-6)

  • $250 School Entry (years 7-10)

The actual PBEAT2023 exhibition will run from Saturday 16 September to Saturday 14 October 2023 (including school holidays and the long weekend). Enquiries please email

We also welcome ideas for side events – environment themed community performances, workshops, and information sessions. For example side events and workshops might include: art or craft making, poetry and prose; yoga, meditation, propagation, drumming, musical jam sessions, and/or a plein-air paint-in.

For privately run events and workshops there will be the usual charge for hiring the Arboretum. Community events can be negotiated free of charge, although donations to the Arboretum are gratefully accepted.

The Arboretum is a not for profit community organisation dedicated to promoting nature conservation. We are grateful to Belle Property Central Coast for being a financial sponsor. We are looking for for sponsorship for the PBEAT2023 prize money, so if you know of anyone, please ask them to get in touch!

Similarly, if you have contact with your local schools or community art groups – we would love them to be involved.


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