Curated by emerging curator Alice Maia Rezende

Where: JWAC façade

Dates: 7 May - 1 August, 2020

Location, location, location will examine the issue of ‘location’ as landscapes of centrality vs. periphery, and as inhabitable sites of desire and longing. As guideline starting points, we ask you to engage with questions such as:

  • In what way does location enable or obscure one’s visibility?

  • How does location, as a site that enables exposure, modulate one’s experience with varying levels of (informational or visual) saturation and/or surveillance?

  • How can we envision location as hybrids ‘and/ors’, without resorting to thinking in binaries (eg., visible/invisible, privileged/precarious)?

Twelve artists will be included in the group exhibition, which will take the form of 3 x 1 month iterations (showcasing 4 artists in each showreel). Each participating artist will receive an artist fee of $1009.00.

Early-mid professional career artists, artist duos and collectives who currently reside in Queensland and are not undergraduate students are eligible. First Nations, people of colour, regional, queer, and gender diverse artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Site & Artwork Specifications

This is a public-facing projection-based exhibition, with strict visual and moving technical specifications (see below). Your artwork does not need to be finalised upon submission to the EOI, however, we strongly suggest you provide draft images, GIFs, storyboards, sketches etc.

Please note that you will receive technical assistance with your final artwork.

Façade content will not depict offensive, inappropriate, indecent or distasteful material in any way.

In addition, there must be:

  • No use of red/green/orange/yellow and any animation/moving imagery to the bottom blue corner – refer to diagram at Figure 1

  • Any animation limited to very slow moving only and minor in nature. The inclusion of animation risks delays in review (additional time must be provided for approval of content)

  • Where static imagery is used, long duration display periods are preferred in order to reduce motorist distraction - each screen must have a minimum display period of eight (8) seconds.

  • Where static imagery is used, the time taken for consecutive screens/images to change should be less than 0.5 seconds;

  • Where static imagery or bold transitions are used, the complete screen display must change instantaneously or smoothly fade over an extended period. Methods of display change such as ‘fly in’ or ‘scroll’, or any other type of message change, are not allowed.

  • No element of the piece will resemble a traffic sign or be capable of being confused with a traffic control device.

Assessment Process

Applications will be assessed by a selection committee for suitability to the project conceptually and physically.

Selection Criteria:

  • Clear and compelling conceptual rationale  

  • Applications that extend the artists practice in some way

  • Readiness to participate

  • Ability to realise the proposed work (with some assistance as required), as demonstrated by an appropriate level of experience and support material.

Applications close midnight 7th February. Artists will be notified of the outcome of their application by the 1st March.


This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Facilitated by Courtney Coombs

We are looking for your image recordings of queer club nights, house parties, dinner parties, dancing, DJ sets, gigs, zoom parties, performances – essentially anything that represents queer party/time to you.

Your footage will be utilised by Brisbane artist Callum McGrath for his upcoming project Deviations, presented by Outer Space in partnership with the Brisbane Art and Design (BAD) Festival 2021. Deviations will be a publicly displayed video project that aims to present a collaborative monument/memorial to queer time in Brisbane.

How will footage be used?

The submissions may be edited and will be assembled/collaged together into a single channel video that will publicly displayed in the Fortitude Valley. Each contributor of accepted and utilised footage will be credited as a collaborator on all promotional material, and offered a nominal contribution fee of $50. Please note not all footage will may accepted if deemed inappropriate for public display or if we have exhausted the amount of footage required for the project.

What are the footage requirements?

The footage can be of any quality, either landscape or portrait and can also include non-specific and abstracted images. It must be at least 10seconds in length and be specific to the Greater Brisbane region. The work will not depict offensive, inappropriate, indecent or distasteful material in any way.

If you would like to contribute footage or have any further questions about the project, please send through to the following email no later than 28 February, 2021:

BAD is an initiative of Museum of Brisbane, and is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.




We are always looking for writers to write exhibition texts for our exhibiting artists. If you would like to write for Outer Space, please send your CV, together with 2-3 writing samples to


Get Involved!

Outer Space ARI is seeking motivated and reliable volunteers to assist with our day to day operations. If you are looking to develop your skills and contribute to our volunteer-run organisation, we’d love to hear from you!
Reasons to volunteer:

  • Build your skills and learn about the operations of an incorporated not-for-profit arts organisation

  • Contribute to the successful operation of one of Brisbane’s leading volunteer-run contemporary art spaces

  • Meet your community!

​Activities volunteers are sought to assist with:

  • Invigilation of the Gallery spaces during exhibition opening hours (Thursday to Sunday 10-2pm during advertised exhibition periods)

  • Assistance during exhibition opening events (eg. bar operations, social photography, survey collection)

  • Installation and bump-out of exhibitions

If you’re interested in volunteering with Outer Space ARI please email us at outlining why you’re keen to get involved and what current experience you have (or are hoping to develop through volunteering with us). All skill levels welcome.

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

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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