The Interlude Writer’s Program is now calling out for 2018!
CALL OUT DEADLINE: 5 DECEMBER 12:00 AM
Our program fosters writers who are open to transform and be transformed by a collaborative experience. We are interested in building a robust and communicative program of members, who are energised by collaboration, and committed to engaging with the art space and its community.
Interlude’s writer’s program is not about art writing or art criticism, but an interaction and friction with artists and other writers. It’s about the experience of engaging and producing text that is not just complimentary to the artwork but speaks for itself. Our community is diverse and interdisciplinary, giving our work access to a vast audience. The writers that we work with explore and challenge form, disciplines, and must be looking to collaborate.
2017 saw us develop a zine project involving international artists and writers, exploring knowledge inoculation in the staging of the first Writer’s Symposium at ArtSpace Volumes Bookfair and publishing many new works from our members.
If you aren’t familiar with previous work from our writers program, please see http://www.interludegallery.com/almanac.html for a taste of our work.
Our program is structured by physical meet ups and events, as well as developing your own collaborations with artists and the group. In 2018, our program is structured by:
• Artist/Writer collaboration – each artist is assigned to an artist to collaborate and respond to their work in a text-based medium. We will initiate and facilitate contact with yourself and the artist who’s exhibition you have elected to write for. We will also provide artist statements, extra information, and any images available from the proposed work to assist with developing ideas about the show and artist/s.
• Quarterly formal meetings, along with monthly casual meet ups – aiming to foster communication, discussions and the development of ideas with fellow writers and collaborators.
• Closing feast – the closing feast is a ritual event included in the package of each exhibiting artist. It’s held on the last Saturday afternoon of every exhibition and is an informal opportunity for the show to be viewed on its final day and for members of the community to interact with the artist and their work. The events are usually catered by the artist and feature a reading or performance by the writer who contributed their work to that exhibition. The writers reading or performance at this closing event is an optional opportunity offered primarily to assigned writer but also open to other writers from the program who would like to respond to the show in some way.
• Writer’s Symposium – an extension of the Writer’s Program that explores new places and spaces to inoculate. Expanding on the written word with performance, reading and discussion.
Please send all submissions to:
Interlude Gallery 11/131-145 Glebe Point Rd. Glebe, Sydney.
(02) 9571 6047