APPLICATIONS CLOSED | 2019 – 2020 Summer Studio Residency Program
BLINDSIDE invites applications to the 2019 – 2020 SUMMER STUDIO Residency Program from artists graduating from a Bachelor or Honours program in 2019 who wish to maintain momentum and continue their research or practice based projects over Summer.
Since 2011, BLINDSIDE’s Summer Studio Residency Program has transformed the gallery space into a studio residency, culminating in a studio exhibition. Supporting the practice of two artists in gallery spaces 1 and 2, the Summer Studio Residency Program provides a unique platform for the examination of practice and work within a combined studio and exhibition context.
BLINDSIDE welcomes applications from people who wish to work independently, collectively or collaboratively and encourages applications that seek to approach the gallery space as a testing site for ideas and working space. The residency will conclude with a short 3 day studio exhibition to kick off our 2020 program. This showing should be approached as a presentation of residency findings or works in progress rather than as a fully resolved exhibition.
The successful applicants will receive:
● Access to BLINDSIDE as a closed workspace from Wednesday 26 December 2019 – Wednesday 15 January 2020.
● A studio exhibition or presentation of residency outcomes on Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 January 2020, with a public opening event on Thursday 16 January 2020.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED | 2020 Exhibition Program
BLINDSIDE invites proposals from emerging, mid-career and established artists, curators, collectives or collaborators to present solo or group exhibitions, as well as events, performances, screenings and ephemeral projects. BLINDSIDE accepts proposals from local, interstate and international practitioners from any field of creative endeavour that span either one or both gallery spaces. BLINDSIDE is an inclusive space that supports a thriving arts community of emerging and established artists, writers and curators of any age, background or culture.
Thanks to the generous support of Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne, as well as the artists, sponsors, and patrons who have supported BLINDSIDE through our fundraising initiative, B-SIDE, we are thrilled to announced that in 2020 BLINDSIDE will become a FREE space to exhibit.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED | 2019 First Nations Exhibition Project
After a successful pilot program in 2018, BLINDSIDE is thrilled to continue its First Nations Exhibition Project into 2019, supporting creative practitioners of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage to present an ambitious exhibition project across both gallery spaces at BLINDSIDE.
We are seeking applications from curators, artists or collectives to present an exhibition from 17 July – 3 August, 2019. The successful applicant will receive administrative and technical support along with $4000 to fund exhibition development, materials and artist fees.
Alternative application formats are accepted. We encourage you to chat to us about your project before applying.
Applications close midnight March 17.
The annual First Nations Exhibition Project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Image | All of Us (installation view), Justine Yousseff, BLINDSIDE 2018. Curated by Jessica Clark. Courtesy the artists. Photo Eliza Tiernan.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED | 2019 Emerging Curator Mentorship
We are seeking applications from emerging curators to present an ambitious exhibition across both gallery spaces at BLINDSIDE from 4 December – 21 December, 2019. The successful applicant will receive a 6 month mentorship from Mark Feary, Artistic Director, Gertrude Contemporary and $4000 to support exhibition development, materials and artist fees.
Applications close midnight March 17.
The annual Emerging Curator Mentorship is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Image | Always there and all a part (installation view), Lara Chamas, Steven Rhall, Hari Sivanesan + Priya Srinivasan, BLINDSIDE 2017. Curated by Andy Butler and mentored by Emily Cormack. Courtesy the artists. Photo Eliza Tiernan.