Artist opportunity: Art and Health Project expression of interest

Artist opportunity: Art and Health Project expression of interest
Amelia Hine. Moving image artwork commissioned for the Stomach Ache website (2022)
Expression of interest: Bankstown Arts Centre is seeking Western Sydney artists interested in gut health, women’s health, invisible illness, food and digestion. Expression of interest: Bankstown Arts Centre is seeking Western Sydney artists interested in gut health, women’s health, invisible illness, food and digestion.  
Amelia Hine. Moving image artwork commissioned for the Stomach Ache website (2022)

Expression of interest: Bankstown Arts Centre is seeking Western Sydney artists interested in gut health, women’s health, invisible illness, food and digestion.

Bankstown Arts Centre (BAC) is searching for a contemporary Western Sydney based visual artist who is interested in gut health, women’s health, invisible illness, food and digestion. Working with curator Vanessa Bartlett, the aim is to commission for a project starting mid 2025. 

Process

Interested artists are invited to submit a short expression of interest (EOI) detailing how your work relates to the exhibition themes of guts, digestion, food and health. We will select up to six  artists to participate in a paid two-day workshop at BAC. During this session, artists will be mentored to refine a project or artwork idea related to the key themes of our exhibition. At the end of this process, we will select one artist to make a new work.  

Timeline

EOI close: Monday 24 June, 5pm.

Who can apply

We strongly encourage female, gender diverse, d/Deaf and disabled, First Nations and CALD artists to submit an EOI. We support collaborative works and artist collectives, although we may not be able to accommodate all members of large collectives at the two-day workshop.  
To apply, you must be available to attend the workshop on 19 and 20 July, and to contribute to the exhibition in July 2025. This opportunity is open to artists living and working in Western Sydney.

Payment

Artists selected to attend the workshop will be paid $200 per day for attendance, in line with NAVA recommended rates for research and development. 

Further information  

For further information please contact exhibition curator Vanessa Bartlett info@vanessabartlett.com 

Background

Bankstown Arts Centre (BAC) is a vibrant contemporary multi-arts organisation that advocates for diverse and accessible art with a strong focus on Canterbury-Bankstown, Western Sydney, First Nations and CALD artists. 

More information about the research and development behind this project can be found here.
Bankstown Arts Centre acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies on which we stand, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People, and whose cultures and customs have nurtured and continue to nurture this land. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our community.
Image credit line: Amelia Hine. Moving image artwork commissioned for the Stomach Ache website (2022)