22 Jan 2016 /


Cementa Festival co-director Alex Wisser is currently seeking interest from regional artists to participate in Future Public, an exhibition of propositional public artworks as a part of ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016.

The exhibition will consist of 10 installations in positions central to the various venues of the conference & festival from October 27-30 2016. All participating artists will either work or live in regional NSW.

The exhibition title has been chosen because it communicates the exhibition’s intention to stretch boundaries and thinking about what is and can be public art. We are looking for ideas that will challenge conventional notions of what public art is, how it functions in relationship to its public, and the limits of its material and temporal condition.

The works that are commissioned will be ‘propositional’ in nature, and while they will not need to be permanent artworks, they will need to exist in an outdoors environment for four days at least. Artists are asked to make ephemeral or temporary works that suggest possibilities for works that might one day be made as permanent public art.

Participation will attract a $1,000 artist fee and an accommodated residency in Dubbo for the purpose of site reconnaissance, research and development. Studio space will also be made available to residency artists. Residency length should be between 3 days and a week but can be longer if requested.

Artists interested in responding to this call should email the following material to no later than February 4 2016

  • 1 page CV or bio (please include link to any online material relevant to your practice)
  • 1 page proposal or conceptual frame
  • up to 4 images or links to video material relating to your practice