Outer Space is delighted to announce our 2021 exhibition program callout. From April 2021 to March 2022, Outer Space will present solo and group exhibitions at our new gallery in the Judith Wright Arts Centre via this callout, in addition to a program by invitation. We particularly encourage applications for group exhibitions, collaborations, or a willingness for your work to be a part of a group exhibition. 

While Outer Space is dedicated to supporting early-career artists and arts workers, we are open to all projects that expand the scope of practice. First Nations, people of colour, regional, queer, and gender diverse artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply for this program.

Applications close at midnight 21 March 2021.


Successful applicants receive:

  • $1000 fee (per artist for all group and individual shows)

  • $500 production fee per artist for new work/installation/transport costs

  • $800 curator fee (for group exhibitions where applicable)

  • $150 presenters fee for inclusion in Outer Space’s Public Engagement Program 

  • Accompanying critical text by a writer of their choosing ($400 writers fee)

  • Consultation and feedback on work in development. Installation assistance provided.

  • Digital promotion via Outer Space’s website, email list and social media platforms 

  • Professional documentation 

  • Opening night event (pending COVID restrictions)

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To apply please provide the following:​​

  • An exhibition proposal, clearly outlining what the exhibition will look like, and how it will be installed in the gallery (up to 500 words)

  • A statement clearly outlining how this opportunity with Outer Space will extend your practice (up to 100 words)

  • BIO (up to 250 words)

  • CV

  • Link to website (if you have one)

  • 10 clearly labelled images of previous and/or indicative work

Applications will be assessed by Outer Space's Programming Committee and will use the following criteria as a guide:

  • New, ambitious, and timely work

  • Quality of the applicant’s previous work

  • Potential for this opportunity to extend the artist’s practice

  • Diversity in Outer Space programming


(Please note, applications do not need to meet every criteria, but should meet at least one to apply)


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Outer Space acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where this project takes place, Meanjin, and pays respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. 

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Outer Space  is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Outer Space is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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