The City of Canada Bay is committed to providing high quality public art and exhibitions that support and enhance our cultural and community precincts, and our engagement with the people that visit them. As part of this commitment we are seeking to appoint a curator and artists to provide a program of exhibitions for The Digital Gallery in The Connection, Rhodes.
About The Connection, Rhodes and The Learning Space
The Connection, Rhodes, is Council’s new cultural and community precinct on Shoreline Drive, overlooking Homebush Bay, on the Western side of the Rhodes Peninsula. The Connection provides spaces for the whole community to undertake a range of activities including a café/restaurant, a multi-purpose event space, meeting spaces, a digital learning centre, creative studios, outdoor waterplay, and outdoor spaces. The internal and external spaces are connected by a large scale public artwork by Brook Andrew.
The Learning Space is operated by City of Canada Bay Library Services. It provides a vibrant and welcoming space which supports learning, creativity, innovation, and community. The Learning Space offers access to digital resources, places to study, work and gather, and a broad program of workshops and events in digital and creative making to support community learning at all levels. Facilities include high speed Wi-Fi, printing, 3D printing, A0 plotter, die cutter, sound recording capabilities, photography and video studio equipment, robotics and electronics. It features large scale art by Lu Xinjian in the main hall.
The Digital Gallery is Sydney’s newest exhibition space for video, sound, and digital art. The Digital Gallery is 86sqm and forms the main entry to The Learning Space. The Digital Gallery has a digital art presentation wall: 8 x 46inch LCD screens in a 4x2 formation, configured to display 2 x 16:9 images side by side. On the opposite wall is an AV presentation projection wall: 2 ceiling mounted data projectors and 2 large motorised screens. There is an integrated sound system, with hearing augmentation.
Council is seeking to appoint a curator to engage artists to deliver exhibitions and opening events for The Digital Gallery.
Council will consider engaging curators who approach the commission, including but not limited to, a curator who:
Will coordinate artists to undertake the work
Is an artist who will also be undertaking works
Is a curator who may do some work however engage artist in a collaborative project
Is a community arts organisation who will undertake the work
Or is a group of artists working together one of whom may act as a curator
Council are seeking to be able to provide the following program for the Digital Gallery in The Connection, Rhodes:
Source two exhibitions or groups of work - video, image, projection, AR, VR and/or sound and negotiate for their exhibition in the Digital Gallery.
In consultation with The Learning Space team, plan and deliver exhibition opening events that engage the community of Rhodes, including at least one artist talk or similar.
Please follow the link to The City of Canada Bay Council’s Arts and Cultural Development webpage for the full Curator’s Brief and application submission details.
Due date: 5pm, Friday 6 October 2016