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Future/ Public - call out for regional NSW artists

Cementa Festival co-director, Alex Wisser is currently seeking interest from NSW regional artists to participate in Future Public, an exhibition of propositional public artworks as a part of ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. 

The exhibition will consist of10 installations in positions central to the various venues for the Artlands Regional Arts Conference from October 27 to 30, 2016.  All participating artists will either work or live in regional NSW.

The exhibition title has been chosen because it communicates the exhibition’s intention to stretch boundaries and thinking about what is and can be public art.  Future Public is looking for ideas that will challenge conventional notions of what public art is, how it functions in relationship to its public, and the limits of its material and temporal condition.

“The works we are commissioning will be ‘propositional’ in nature, and while they will not need to be permanent artworks, they will need to exist in an outdoors environment for four days at least.  We are asking that artists make ephemeral or temporary works that suggest possibilities for works that might one day be made as permanent public art” said Alex.

Participation will attract a $1000 artist fee and an accommodated residency in Dubbo for the purpose of site reconnaissance, research and development.  Studio space will also be made available to residency artists.  Residency length should be between 3 days and a week but can be longer if requested.

Artists interested in responding to this call should email the following material to: or 0413 555 860 no later than February 4, 2016: