Curator Michael Moran is looking forward to seeing this year's applications. "It's a great opportunity for artists to get their work in front of us. It is a key way for us to find out what is happening in the region, what artists are thinking about and making."
Along with individual artists, the Museum is encouraging artists to expand their ideas beyond solo exhibitions and present ideas including group shows and collaborations. Curators are also invited to submit applications.
In 2023 the Museum will present five new Open Call exhibitions, including a collaboration between four local mixed media sculptors, and a group exhibition of artists from Mercy Connect. Solo exhibitions will be presented by Courtney Young, Ririn Indah Puspita, and Sarah McEwan.
"Artists are given over a year to prepare their exhibition" continues Moran. "This gives time for ideas to expand and mature, and gives artists the opportunity to work with the full expertise of the Museum.”