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ARTIST EOI: 3 x3 Art & Ecology Projects

Bankstown Art Centre is seeking artists to develop new works all about FOOD for the 3x3 Art & Ecology projects to showcased at the Bankstown Bites Festival in July 2017.

Artists proposals may consider the production and consumption of food; traditional cultural practises of food preparation and enjoyment; and/or issues of food sustainability and security. The new works will be exhibited at Bankstown Bites festival which attracts over 10,000 people each year. Bankstown is a mecca for diverse tastes and flavours, has a rich history of market gardens and a community of growers, still today many backyard and balcony gardens can be spotted in the region. Foodies from all over the Sydney and beyond come along to Bankstown Bites to take part guided food tours and cooking demonstrations and enjoy a diversity of food stalls.

Bankstown Art Centre is interested in artists who want to explore the over-looked aspects of the food we eat. We invite proposals from artists who work in a range of mediums: photography, video, sculpture, new media, sound, writing, performance, digital art and design to develop temporary site specific work. Use of recycled materials is encouraged.

Three artists or artist groups will be selected to develop new site-specific artworks for one of three opportunities:
The Incubate Gallery located in the foyer of Bankstown Art Centre is suitable for exhibiting small scale artworks. The gallery provides a glass display cabinet and hanging space:
2160mm (w) x 390mm (d) x 2320mm (h) with 3 shelves, 580mm (h) between shelves
6300mm (d) x 2500mm (h) wall installed with gallery hanging system
The cabinet can accommodate small scale artworks, such as photographs, paintings and ceramics and sculptures. The wall space can accommodate larger scale 2 dimensional artworks.

The paved forecourt and foyer of Bankstown Art Centre is suitable to roving temporary & mobile interactive works.

The Internal Courtyard of Bankstown Art Centre is large outdoor grassed area suitable to temporary installations and/or workshops.

Closing Date for Expressions of Interest: 9 June 2017
Artist briefing meeting & site visit: 19 June 2017
Installation: 27 and 28 July 2017
Bankstown Art Centre Open Day & Bankstown Bites festival: 29 July 2017
Deinstallation: TBC.

The budget allocated towards each opportunity is as follows:
1. Incubate Gallery: $1000
2. Forecourt & Foyer: $1000
3. Internal Courtyard: $1000
This budget includes the total costs of the project, including the artist’s fee, materials and installation costs. Please note that no fee is offered for an Expression of Interest.

Please go to:  to download the EOI form. 

- EOI form

- A short curriculum vitae of relevant experience (No more than one A4 page)
- Six digital images (jpegs) of relevant past work & image list that details title, dimensions, media and date of work shown.
- Copy of Public Liability insurance cover to a level of $20,000,000

Submit EOI to:
Heidi Axelsen and cc
Deadline: 5pm, 9 June 2017
Enquiries please contact 0423 345 844


Monday 8 May, 2017
Friday 9 June, 2017
Bankstown Art Centre
Venue Address
5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200

Sydney, Bankstown

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