Professional, practising and emerging visual artists are invited to participate in a group exhibition “small works from a BIG PLACE”.
“We’re working to broaden awareness and expand potential to sell artwork from this region to new markets” says local organiser Karen Corr.
Artist applications are being requested now and will be open until 21st September. “The project team is hoping to receive and select 100-200 small art works” says Kevin Pierce, who will be designing and building a special purpose facility to showcase the works.
small works from a BIG PLACE will be a travelling feast of miniature artworks from a collective of Central Victorian artists. Curated and presented to a high standard, this exhibition will ‘pop up’ at different destinations along the historical railway line from Melbourne to Bendigo in November and December this year.
Project Director, Sharon Seyd of Jumpleads NFP, says “artists will be selected according to curatorial policy, developed via community consultation, with the aim of building a professional arts marketing cooperative.”
“This model allows local artists to leverage individual effort into collective group initiatives, sharing resources for exhibition, presentation, marketing, communications, and distribution of their work.”
The project is made possible via an Australian Government Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment grant, and partnerships with the City of Greater Bendigo and Macedon Ranges Shire. It’s also supported by many other local organisations including V/Line, Mount Alexander Shire, La Trobe University and Bendigo Marketplace.
Maree Tonkin from the City of Greater Bendigo, says “visual artists are based all over Central Victoria and many artists would like opportunities to sell more work and grow their arts business practice.”
“We are pleased to support this project, as this group show is taking art to the people, allowing broad public interaction with local art and arts practice.”
To participate, artists need to submit an expression of interest by 21st September. More information and how to apply can be found at: www.popupart.com.au/small-works
For media inquiries contact Karen Corr:
0419 006 243 or [email protected]
Interviews, quotes, high resolution and additional images are available on request.