Curatorial Opportunity at FCMG (contemporary art)

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery (FCMG) is an award-winning cultural space in South-West Sydney. Combining a contemporary art gallery, a social history museum and an historic open-air ‘Vintage Village’, FCMG develops programs and exhibitions that strengthen the creative landscape of Fairfield City and connect with the local community.

This is a call out for expressions of interest (EOI) for a guest-curator (contract). We are looking for someone with a strong connection to western Sydney and an existing artistic network. Proven research and project management experience is essential.

• Curate and deliver a temporary exhibition in FCMG’s Stein Gallery, on display from 10 July – 23 Oct 2021
• Meet regularly with FCMG staff in the months leading up to the exhibition
• Develop and adhere to a timeline and budget for the project
• 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 a report on the conclusion of the exhibition

• Public Liability insurance
• Professional Indemnity insurance

The successful applicant will receive a $5000 curatorial fee.

Please contact FCMG to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an EOI. Call Carmel Aiello or Alinde Bierhuizen on 02 9725 0190 or email

Deadline for submissions is Sunday 27 September 2020. Email your submission to Please include:

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

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

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