SITE LAB // Small Gestures Towards Infinity is a commissioning project encouraging both local and national artists to reimagine, disrupt, transform and engage in public space. A pilot collaboration between Arts Northern Rivers and Lismore Regional Gallery, SITE LAB is a series of temporary art projects presented in public locations across Lismore CBD and the wider Northern Rivers region.
SITE LAB invites continuous dialogue in the public arena via experimental and site-specific responses to our regional, post-flood landscape. The Northern Rivers has historically endured adversity with natural disasters at catastrophic levels. SITE LAB provides temporary spaces for community connection and critical discourse, and positions contemporary art practice at the forefront of the region’s recovery. Two commissioning streams are offered to support the development of new work to be presented in 2023.
+ Mentored Projects
For artists based in or that have a strong demonstrated connection to the Northern Rivers for projects up to $15,000. This fee includes concept design, professional artist fees, all production costs and insurances. For early career artists or artists who feel they would benefit from additional support, mentorship is available across concept ideation, production and presentation.
+ Open Projects
For Australian artists for projects up to $20,000. This fee includes concept design, professional artist fees, all production costs and insurances. Visiting artists must demonstrate links/understandings of the experience of the Northern Rivers context.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, with financial and in-kind support from Arts Northern Rivers and Lismore Regional Gallery.
To apply and download the project brief, visit the Arts Northern Rivers website.