Unbound: exhibition call for proposals closes soon

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

It’s great to be able to complement the annual CTANZ symposium with an exhibition, and proposals are still open for this year’s Unbound exhibition at the Dunedin School of Art Gallery, which will have a four-week run from 21 September until 18 October.

The closing date for proposals is 23 March; full details of how to submit below, and we encourage you to contact the curators if you have any other questions.

The exhibition opening is Friday 21st September as part of  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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