Parallel is an Australian Research Council Linkage project developed in collaboration with artists, writers and researchers based at UNSW Art & Design (University of New South Wales), the Institute for Culture and Society (Western Sydney University) and Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney), working in partnership with the MAMA.
Fellows will be commissioned to develop projects that explore opportunities for structural change within museums. Participants will be mentored by CaLD researchers, curators and museum directors, as well as First Nations curators and leaders to develop vocabularies, protocols, knowledge and networks across multiple cultures. Over two years, participants will take part in a curatorial intensive at MAMA, a Symposium, lectures, workshops, and publications, as well as delivering their individual projects.
MAMA and Parallel are committed to better understanding the relationship between museums and experiences of migration, dispossession and colonisation. With Parallel, MAMA will play host to museological and curatorial experiments that can run beside, adjacent to and beyond conventional museum structures. MAMA will offer resources and support our six participants to produce new projects, which will be central to envisaging how MAMA, and other Australian regional art museums more broadly, may reimagine its structures and support diverse art workers.
If you’re an independent and/or early career arts worker with a demonstrated interest in curating, museology, and/or public programming, you identify as being CaLD and under-represented in Australian art institutions, and you are committed to reimagining museums while working collaboratively with fellow curators, artists, researchers and industry peers we strongly encourage you to apply.
Applications are due 22 December 2021.
Full details available on the Parallel website