The Calder & Lawson Gallery is home to the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts diverse visual arts programme within the University of Waikato. The exhibitions feature a range of contemporary art practice from leading regional and national artists. The exhibition programme also includes the display of artwork from the University of Waikato Art Collection which is on rotational display across the University‘s Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.
The kaupapa of the gallery is to present art from both our local, national and international art practictioners that engage with contemporary life, reflect the diversiy of culture in our region and connect with issues, histories, stories and content of the University of Waikato. The gallery runs between 4-5 exhibitions a year which connect with the academic calendar of the University.
Proposals are invited from individuals or groups of emerging, mid-career and established New Zealand artists and curators for projects to run through 2021. We would be partcularly receptive to a proposal for an exhibition to run through Matariki 2021 and often look to schedule an exhibition which connects with Kīngitanga Day an annual University event in September.
Selected artists/curators will work with the University Art Collection Curator to develop approximately a two month-long exhibition or creative project to share in the gallery space. Budget is available for the exhibition which covers a number of elements including, though not defined to an exhibition catalogue, wall vinyl content, advertising and freight, all dependant on the exhibition concept, it also includes a Curators fee.
Proposals should include:
- Exhibition Description/Concept (include relevance to the Univerisity of Waikato/kaupapa of the Calder & Lawson Gallery, one page, including all contact details)
- Indication of potential public programme/engagement activity i.e. artist talk, workshop
- A selection of previous and/or current images of curatorial or art practice
- List of artists/lenders proposed for inclusion in exhibition
- An up to date CV for each participating artist or curator
- Proposed exhibition dates (rough indication which quarter of the year the exhibition will be ready for)
- Specific exhibition requirements (e.g. display mounts, technology)
- Budget indication
- Any other relevant documentation to support your proposal, including reviews, links to websites or online portfolios
How to apply
Artists are invited to submit proposals to email@example.com by 25 October. Large files can be submitted via WeTransfer with clear details of the proposal it relates to.
If you wish to discuss your exhibition concept in advance of a submission, please contact Cerys Davidson, Art Collection Curator firstname.lastname@example.org