Proposals to exhibit are now open | West Space are paying artist fees in 2017
Deadline: 19 August, 2016
Pia van Gelder, Relaxation Circuit, 2015
Proposals to exhibit at West Space across 2017 are now open.
For the first time in West Space’s history, we are very pleased to announce that we will be paying artist fees to all exhibiting artists in our program from 2017.
West Space encourages a diversity of work that contributes to broad contemporary art concerns: aesthetic, social, political and material. We aim to respond in a timely and inclusive way to current tendencies in international contemporary art, but we also take responsibility in leading discussion on issues that relate to our local context. We actively seek out experimentation, risk and innovation as an objective of the artistic program.
Selected artists and curators work closely with West Space staff to develop their exhibition project, receiving critical feedback as well as practical support. We welcome proposals by emerging and established practitioners and applications for solo, collaborative or group exhibitions. Proposals can be submitted for West Space’s Front Space, Gallery 1, Gallery 2 and Back Space. Artists exhibiting in Gallery 1 and 2 will receive $900, and artists exhibiting in the Front Space and Back Space will receive $500. Our artist fee structure has been determined by the size of our gallery spaces.
Applications can be submitted via our online application form.
Applications close Friday 19th August, midnight AEST. Please note: West Space now has 1 open call programming round per year.
2017’s program will be our last year at our current address. Since moving to 225 Bourke St in 2011 West Space's artistic program has radically expanded, allowing the artists we work with to realise more ambitious projects. We are looking forward to the opportunity to further grow and evolve as a contemporary art space from 2018 onwards, and will keep you updated as our re-location develops.
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000