THE BENDER IS BACK AND OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!! //

DEADLINE 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 -

Calling all visual artists, musicians, performers, DJ’s, photographers, fashion designers, poets, filmmakers, architects, animators, video & sounds artists; you name it, we want it!

THE BENDER CALL OUT

DEADLINE 12 SEPTEMBER 2019


This year sees the return of the best one night only art party in Newcastle, THE BENDER. This stellar evening continues to live up to its reputation as an all encompassing interdisciplinary feast featuring invited headline acts and local artists. THE BENDER encourages collaboration, experimentation, exploration and getting twisted.


We are seeking applications from visual artists, musicians, performers, DJs, photographers, fashion designers, poets, filmmakers, animators, puppeteers, video and sound artists; you name it, we want it! Even if don't consider yourself an 'artist' but have an amazing idea for the space, pitch it to us!

Your project could be (but not limited to):

  • A collaborative work between artists and different disciplines
  •  Site specific - take advantage of The Lock-Up's unique history and architecture!
  • Interactive or responsive
  • Static or live
  • Collaborative and multi-disciplinary applications are encouraged. The creation of immersive environments is desirable.


Works will be selected on their strength and cohesion within the show. Please submit your proposal by 5PM THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019.


PROPOSALS

Describe your project idea for us in full detail and submit a proposal completing all the fields in the form below by Thursday 12 September 2019.


LIMITATIONS

The Lock-Up is a heritage-listed building of national significance and limitations apply to how many of the spaces are used. Please refer to The Lock-Up's Installation Requirement Guide for more detailed information to inform your site preference and installation methods.


EVENT INFORMATION

Venue: The Lock-Up

Event: Saturday 12 October 2019 7PM - 11PM

Fee: Each selected project will receive an artist fee of $200

If this sounds like the event for you, download the following:


Include with this:

  • Images from your practice (existing work to show what you can do) on a disc or emailed to a maximum of 10 images
  • Current CV/s 

Deadline for submissions: 5PM THURSDAY 12 AUGUST 2019

Send by email to: callout@thelockup.org.au


IMAGE: Tim Buchanan The Body Doesn't End 2018 endurance performance. Performed at The Bender 2018, The Lock-Up, Newcastle.