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.

Responsibilities:
• 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

Requirements:
• 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 fcmg@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday 27 September 2020. Email your submission to fcmg@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au. 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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