This exhibition program has seen a wide variety of outstanding works presented by local artists and is a vital part of CMAG’s programming and commitment to supporting and promoting the art practice of our region.
The space is an important one. Located adjacent to CMAG’s main entrance, it sits opposite the ACT Legislative Assembly and is accessible for viewing twenty-four hours a day. Civic Square is both a gathering place and transit area for patrons visiting the theatre and library and so works presented in this space are viewed by a diverse audience.
Fully realised proposals for installations of art are invited from artists based in Canberra and the surrounding region who are not currently engaged in formal study. The works could be temporal and ephemeral or involve physical elements that are installed for the duration of the exhibition.
Successful artists will receive a $500 artist fee and up to $500 to cover materials for the presentation of the work. This program is supported by John Hindmarsh AM. CMAG will also assist artists in the following ways;
Installations generally required to be undertaken by the artist or their designate and take place over three days. De-installations required over two days.
Installations would remain in place for approximately three months, during dates between late November 2020 and November 2022.
Artists are encouraged to consider major annual events in Canberra and whether opportunities exist to thematically link their proposed project to an existing event. However, this is not a prerequisite to the application. Artists who have previously exhibited in the program are eligible to apply.
All proposals that meet the submitted application criteria will be considered.
Applications should be addressed for the attention of:
Rowan Henderson, Assistant Director, Exhibitions and Collections, Canberra Museum & Gallery
PO Box 939
Civic Square ACT 2608
or emailed directly to Rowan.Henderson@act.gov.au
For more information, contact Rowan Henderson on (02) 6207 2182 or by email. Submissions must arrive by COB Monday 14 October 2019
For detailed information on the space please download PDF plan.