We are seeking applications from emerging curators to present an ambitious exhibition project across both gallery spaces at BLINDSIDE from Wed 8 Dec – Sat 18 Dec. The successful applicant will receive a 4 month mentorship from Amelia Wallin, Curator and Director of West Space and $4000 to support exhibition development, materials and artist fees. 

Applications close midnight Monday 19 April 2021 

BLINDSIDE invites applications from emerging curators to receive mentorship from Amelia Wallin, Director and curator of contemporary art at West Space, to develop a $4000 funded exhibition across BLINDSIDE’s two gallery spaces in December 2021.

Through this exciting initiative the successful applicant will conceive and develop a critical group exhibition in both BLINDSIDE galleries in December 2021. The successful applicant will work closely with the mentor to carry out curatorial research, artistic exchange and project management. The project will develop over a number of months leading up to the exhibition, with support from both the mentor and additional support from the BLINDSIDE Board of Directors and Gallery Coordinator.  The successful applicant will present a project that is considerate of context, time and relevance, engages with contemporary curatorial methodologies, and considers various artistic viewpoints.

Applicants are required to submit an application that outlines their proposed project. Please keep in mind that proposals may present an exhibition framework, and possible outcomes, but do not need to be fully resolved as the exhibition will develop over time with assistance from the mentor. 

The successful applicant will receive:

  • One on one mentorship with Amelia Wallin, through a series of (online and email pending restrictions) engagements of up to ten hours 

  • Regular feedback on the curatorial and conceptual development of the project

  • Support with budget development and project management

  • Marketing and promotional support

  • Project support in the form of venue and exhibition budget of $4000 (to be used for artist fees, writers fees, and the production of an accompanying online catalogue).


Tuesday 23 March, 2021
Monday 19 April, 2021
Venue Address
714, 37 Swanston Street

Melbourne ,

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