Expression of interest: Come Together

Cuddle Curtain Artwork

The Dadaists believed “The value of art lies not in the work produced, but in the act of making and collaborating with others to create new visions of the world.”

Collaborating with someone from a different discipline or practice can create unexpected and delightful results, something not otherwise possible without the input of more than one person.

Over the past two years, we have learnt new ways to work together. That has led to more innovative and collaborative partnerships.

About the exhibition

Council is calling out for artists to submit new works that are the result of creative partnerships. The collaboration can be interdisciplinary, a longstanding partnership or a completely new pairing. Successful submissions will feature in a group exhibition entitled Come Together to be held at Pine Rivers Art Gallery from 26 August - 29 October 2022.

The selection criteria

For consideration into the exhibition please submit:

  • an initial project proposal/concept
  • examples of prior work
  • a brief artist bio and a statement about your collaborative partnership

Please note: Work does not need completing before being submitted.

Each collaborative partnership will receive a $2000 exhibition fee to assist in the development and exhibition of their works.

Council will consider works of all media. There must be a physical component for installation in the gallery.

Council will only consider submissions that are uploaded via the online link. Applications are open to all artists - local and from outside the region.

Public programs will be delivered during the exhibition. Exhibiting artists will be provided opportunities to facilitate/participate in these where relevant and available. More information will be provided to successful applicants. 

Important dates

Expressions of interest close 11:59 PM on 30 January 2022 

Delivery of works: Monday 22 August 2022

Exhibition dates: 26 August - 29 October 2022

Opening event: Saturday 27 August 2022

Collection of works: Monday 1 November 2022. 

Image credit: James and Eleanor Avery, Cuddle Curtain, 2020. Plaster, steel, fur fabric. Photographed by Katie Bennett.