THE BENDER 2022
/ Artist Call Out
Applications close at midnight, 15th July, 2022
After a two year pandemic hiatus, Newcastle’s long awaited and favourite night of art and mayhem is BACK… strap yourself in and get ready for BENDER 2022. Apply to be apart of the first post-lockdown BENDER!
We are seeking applications from visual artists, musicians, performers, DJs, photographers, fashion designers, poets, filmmakers, animators, video and sound artists; you name it, we want it! 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 installations – 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 highly desirable.
Works will be selected based on their strength and cohesion within the show. An artist fee of $250 per project will be paid to successful proposals.
A note from guest curator Zana Kobayashi –
“This year I’d like to encourage artists to reflect on the past two years. Where have you been and where are we collectively going next? What experiences do you want to offer to audiences as we reunite? What do you want to say about this moment in time? What are you embracing on the other side?
THE BENDER is a party, a riot, a reclamation, a pause from the every day, an immersion. It is whatever you want it to be. Welcome back – I can’t wait to hear from you.”
Call out closes: Midnight, Friday 15 July 2022
Install for BENDER: 9 – 12 August 2022
BENDER: Saturday, 13 August 2022
If you have any questions about your application or the event please contact us via:
Phone: 4925 2265