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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

EOI: Visual artist response to a Central West sonic journey

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NOW CLOSED. Closes 15 October 2021. Show me what it feels like… WHILE THE WORLD WAITS.
Arts OutWest is thrilled to offer a unique opportunity for 15 regional visual artists to create artworks in response to regional music.

Applications close: Friday 15 October, 2021

While the World Waits is a compilation album of 15 original tracks by musicians from the NSW Central West. In response to the impacts of Covid-19 on the local music industry, Arts OutWest commissioned 15 songwriters across 11 local government areas in the region to each write a song reflecting their experiences of 2020.

“The album is a professionally produced, beautiful sound-capsule of this time in our lives,” Arts OutWest executive director Tracey Callinan said. “We now invite visual artists to respond to the same themes, taking their cues from the music.”

While the World Waits Exhibition is a curated program in which 15 artists each respond to one of the tracks on the CD. Artists will have 3 months to produce work. The first exhibition will launch in February 2022 (venue tbc) and will travel to multiple locations across the region.

Arts OutWest is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from visual artists living and working across the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Applications are encouraged from artists working with moving image to drawing and everything in between. Tell us a little about your art practice. Show us who you are and what you do.

Selected artists will receive a payment of $500 to assist with materials and/or production costs.

open to all emerging and established artists

Listen here to the Spotify sampler playlist for While the World Waits:  While the World Waits Spotify Playlist

 To apply

  • Send us a one page artist CV and a 100 word artist bio
  • Submit 3 – 5 examples of your artwork or provide a link to a relevant website or insta
  • Words and images to by COB, Friday 15 October, 2021
Selected artists will be notified by COB, Friday 22 October, 2021

For more information please contact us at Arts OutWest on (02) 6338 4657 or simply apply!

Image: The Safety of Life at Sea, Kris Schubert and Tony Bibby.