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Installation view of textile exhibition with colourful artworks suspended and hung on the walls

Curatorial Opportunity at FCMG (contemporary art)

EOI deadline 23 January 2022

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FCMG is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for a contract guest-curator or artist-curator with a strong connection to western Sydney and an existing artistic network. Applications can be experimental, ambitious and imaginative.

The EOI should demonstrate:

  • A strong and original exhibition concept, proposing relevant artists
  • A close engagement with, and enthusiasm for, contemporary visual culture
  • Affinity with FCMG audiences and local community
  • A commitment to pursuing a professional practice and a willingness to fully utilise this opportunity as part of your development

First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Curate and deliver a contemporary art exhibition in FCMG’s Stein Gallery, on display from 15 April - 12 August 2023
  • Meet regularly with FCMG in the months leading up to the exhibition
  • Develop and adhere to a timeline and budget for the project
  • Assist in writing grant applications
  • Engage artists and select works
  • Write a catalogue essay, obtain images and biographical information from each artist and liaise with FCMG staff on the production of the catalogue
  • Write wall texts and labels
  • Liaise with FCMG staff to develop all necessary material for promotion and for the delivery of accompanying public programs
  • Work with FCMG staff on install/de-install
  • Present an evaluation on the conclusion of the exhibition

Requirements:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

Desirable:

  • Candidates who have demonstrated experience in curating exhibitions, either individually or as part of a group, will be highly considered.

The successful applicant will receive a $5000 curatorial fee.

You are required to contact FCMG to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an EOI. Call Carmel Aiello or Alinde Bierhuizen on 02 9725 0190 or email fcmg@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday 23 January 2022. Email your submission to fcmg@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

Please include:

  • A one-page proposal or pitch outlining the curatorial rationale and concepts you would like to explore in the exhibition, including potential artists
  • CV or bio (max. two pages)
  • Contact details of two referees

 


Volunteering

Our dedicated volunteers are very important to us. They enrich our organisation and support our programs by assisting in a variety of roles; including the delivery of Living the Past, a primary school-aged immersive education program.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Volunteers are required to commit at least one half day per fortnight, either Tuesday or Thursday, from 9am - 1.30pm guiding young primary students through structured activities in our historic site.  All new volunteers will be trained and mentored by experienced staff before they deliver the program.

Contact us if you would like to know more about joining our wonderful team of volunteers.

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