Unbound – Call for exhibition proposals

Christine Webster, Black Carnival Series 1992-1994. Courtesy of Christine Webster.
Christine Webster, Black Carnival Series 1992-1994. Courtesy of Christine Webster.


22nd September – 18th October 2018

Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin

Unbound (the exhibition) opens Friday 21st September to launch Unbound: Liberating Women, the 2018 Costume and Textile Association symposium, organised in partnership by CTANZ and the School of Design and the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic – Te Kura Matatini ki Otago.

Unbound is a quality assured, peer-reviewed exhibition curated by Dr Natalie Smith and Victoria Bell.   The curators seek proposals that respond to Christine Webster’s Black Carnival Series 1992–1994: http://www.christinewebster.co.uk/texts/w_bc.html.  This series of work speaks to the changeability of dress, bodies and sexualities.

Your application must include:

  • A 500 word outline of your project explaining how it fits into your current practice.  Priority will be given to self-aware, critical, well researched and clearly written proposals.
  •  1-3 examples of your previous work, written, photographic, audio and video documentation encouraged in links to websites
  • A current Curriculum Vitae

Email your application as a single pdf document in the following format:  surname_first name_Unbound.pdf to Dr. Natalie Smith: natalie.smith@otago.ac.nz

Proposals must be submitted by the deadline: 23 March 2018 (11:59 pm). Proposals submitted after this time will not be considered. Artists will be notified of acceptance by 9 April 2018.

The curators with support from Otago Polytechnic will provide gallery hire, opening costs, a catalogue publication, opening night invitation, and an exhibition programme.

Artists are responsible for making costs, freight and insurance. Artists are encouraged to attend the CTANZ Symposium, 21-23 September 2018.

Exhibition enquiries to Victoria Bell: Victoria.Bell@op.ac.nz

Link to the Dunedin School of Art Gallery space


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