BRAG is seeking an Indigenous Art Curator for Noongar Country Exhibition 2022

 

The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) is calling for expressions of interest from experienced curators to present the 2022 Noongar Country Exhibition. This exhibition is extremely valued by our South West community and generates much interest around Australia. Noongar Country is a contemporary showcase of living culture and story interpreted through diverse mediums by Indigenous artists residing on Noongar Country, giving voice and connection to past and present.

The successful applicant is expected to work closely with the BRAG team to curate the show, design the marketing, public programs and events associated with the exhibition.  A remuneration package of $12,000 paid in four stages will be offered.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter (total max 5 pages) outlining your proposal and vision and ability to successfully deliver this project to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Applications close at 5pm on 19 December 2021

Curator to start by 17 January 2022

Noongar Country exhibition: 28 May – 21 August 2022 

 

Terms and conditions:

  1. Please provide details of insurance.
  2. Must possess a current driver’s licence.
  3. Must be able to meet at least once a week (plus additional days closer to the exhibition) with BRAG team or submit weekly reports.
  4. Payment to be based on 4 payments of $3000 each ($12,000 in total and plus GST if applicable) dependent upon achieving deliverables as outlined in our schedule:

Key responsibilities

  • -  Engage with potential artists to encourage participation. - Deliver a professional exhibition based on your design and curatorial premise.
  • -  Work within the timeframe set out by the BRAG team.
  • -  Assist artists in the application process if required (i.e. deliver hard copies if necessary, explain forms required).
  • -  Maintain and update artist records.
  • -  Process and monitor applications and follow-up on incomplete entries.
  • -  Ensure artist statements and/or stories are complete.
  • -  Assist in the design, editing and proofing of catalogue.
  • -  Write a short catalogue essay (300/400 words).
  • -  Assist in the pick up and delivery of artworks and their return at the end of the exhibition.
  • -  Assist in the organisation of the award night.
  • -  Work closely with the BRAG team on all aspects of the exhibition.

 

Payment schedule & Criteria

30 March 2022: First payment upon satisfactory completion of:

  • -  Choose exhibition theme and develop identity.
  • -  Assist BRAG team to draft and send out application forms
  • -  15 March entries close
  • -  30 March curator advises successful artists and submits list to gallery with all information including updated banking details

30 May 2022:  Second payment upon satisfactory completion of:

  • -  9 May: last day to deliver work to gallery
  • -  Curator assists in the pick-up of artwork
  • -  17 May: all artist details, statements/stories are finalized
  • -  All essays including curator essay for catalogue completed

30 July 2022:  Third payment upon satisfactory completion of:

  • -  Assist in installation and exhibition design
  • -  Award/opening night formalities and judging
  • -  Curator talks and public programming schedule
  • -  Exhibition Catalogue

30 September 2022:  Fourth payment upon satisfactory completion of:

  • -  5 audience engagement commitments
  • -  Exhibition selection to tour to Northcliffe
  • -  Submission of an exhibition report

Applicants are to be judged against the following criteria

Ability to deliver the project:  20%

Knowledge of Indigenous community culture and art:  20%

Design and proposal: 20%

Administrative and organisational skills:  20%

Experience:   20%

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