Current Projects – Dispatch Artist Call Out

DEADLINE : 25th March, 2013

Current Projects is calling for applications from Queensland artists for Dispatch, an interstate window gallery space exchange project to take place from May 2013 to June 2014.

Dispatch aims to promote interaction between artists, writers and curators from different states around Australia, and provide opportunities for artists to engage with new audiences by showing their work outside of their home towns. It comprises a series of exchanges in which one space selects an artist to dispatch artwork to be exhibited in another space, and in return hosts an artist from another participating space. For each exhibition the host space will select a local writer to respond to the work. All artworks will simultaneously be exhibited on a dedicated website, along with this written response, to encourage engagement with every Dispatch exhibition around the country.

Dispatch intends to embrace and explore its numerous inherent challenges and contingencies. Window spaces often come about as a response to practical challenges, such as lack of space or staffing, and can be attached to larger spaces, such as galleries, artist studios, retail shops or residences. Unlike conventional exhibition spaces, they may be subject to external light from the sun and street lighting, and are viewable 24 hours a day. Audiences include regular gallery patrons as well as a broader audience, many of whom may only glance at the window as they walk or drive past.

Current Projects is seeking applications that:

  • Address and creatively respond to the challenges of making or adapting work for window spaces;
  • Address and creatively respond to the practical challenges involved in sending artwork interstate by developing creative ways to transfer, transmit, or transport work to a space or consider how a work might translate differently in multiple spaces.

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