Monday, September 21, 2009

Call For Artists for Our New Project: Post

We're launching a new project to coincide with the 2009 Hobart Fringe Festival. The experimental art project is titled Post, and we're looking for keen artists to participate.

Accepted artists will be given a small piece of ply (approximately postcard size) onto which they will produce a two-dimensional artwork (for mailing purposes). The work will then be sent, by random selection, to members of the community in the Hobart City Council area, with a request for their return on the evening of the Hobart Fringe Festival’s night market on November 14th, where they’ll be on display for the evening. Further related activity will be revealed closer to the date.

10% Pending believe in a democratic art. We are dedicated to initiating art projects that involve the entire community. This project aims to engage community members who might not ordinarily attend art events, such as the Hobart Fringe Festival.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday the 7th of October. If accepted, we will forward the piece of ply to you with a copy of instructions. The finished (and dry) artwork must then be returned by 5pm, Friday 30th of October so that we can post the artworks.

10% Pending is a siteless Artist Run Initiative. As mentioned above, one of our aims is to bring art out of the galleries and into the streets, with the intention of engaging the general public in contemporary art practice. We are best known for our Guerrilla Gallery - a flat-pack gallery made of cardboard showcasing the work of over 50 artists from all over Australia (and still growing) - which is designed to be set up temporarily in public spaces. In the last two years, the Gallery has toured the east coast of Australia, appearing at various festivals such as the 2008 This Is Not Art Festival in Newcastle, The Village in Melbourne, the Hobart Fringe Festival and Taste of Tasmania, and unofficially, Tasmanian Living Artist Week and 10 Days on the Island.

Email expressions of interest to with a brief description of your proposed artwork, a brief biography (2 sentences max.), a sentence on why this project interests you, and a contact phone number. If you have any questions, please email us.


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