c3 Contemporary Art Space
Expressions of Interest to Exhibit at c3
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for c3 Contemporary Art Space in 2018 are closed.
Keep an eye out for the next round of EOIs in 2018, and stay up to date with our gallery news by visiting the c3 website.
About c3 Contemporary Art Space
Since launching in 2008, the Abbotsford Convent’s c3 Contemporary Art Space has supported more than 2,000 artists to take risks, develop new contemporary multi-arts practices and build sustainable careers in the arts.
Today c3 attracts more than 3,500 visitors each month who come to connect with the gallery’s extensive program of multi-art form exhibitions and events, including visual and audio-visual arts, new media, design, craft, fashion, sound art, performance and architecture.
c3 adopts a hybrid model, presenting the large-scale access outcomes offered by public and institutional galleries, while remaining firmly anchored by its community-based, artist-run philosophy.
c3 is committed to the professional development of artists and arts administrators alike via mentoring, talks, workshops and internships. The gallery’s comprehensive hands-on approach assists artists in executing high-end exhibition outcomes, developing their individual practice, particularly in terms of curatorial refinement, and furthering their professional and ethical conduct.
In line with the Abbotsford Convent’s quest to be renowned for stimulating community engagement and cultural exchange through the wonderful and unexpected curiosities of our people and our place, c3 develops an extensive program including exhibitions, public programs, artist talks, events, online project labs and a range of multi-art form projects across the site which encourage participation and direct connection between artists and visitors.
c3 is a non-profit, non-commercial gallery. All revenue raised from exhibition fees goes directly to the day-to-day running of the gallery.
The c3 Curatorial Vision
c3 Contemporary Art Space supports artists and artistic practices which encourage risk, experimentation and direct audience engagement through open, ambitious, quiet, critical, collaborative or individual making and experiencing of contemporary art.
c3 accepts applications from local, interstate and international artists, curators, arts collectives, organisations and festivals. Practitioners in any field of creative endeavour are eligible to exhibit, including (but not limited to) visual and audio-visual arts, new media, design, craft, fashion, sound art, performance and architecture.
c3 aims to present a calendar of events showing works by young, emerging and established artists, and which reflect a diversity of age, gender and culture.
It is important that you are familiar with c3’s curatorial vision and the physical spaces of the gallery before applying. Applications should provide a clear vision of the exhibition outcome through text and images. Your submission should inform the curatorial committee of what will appear in the gallery, and whether the application includes finished works or work in development.
The curatorial committee prefers applications based on new work or substantially reworked exhibitions (if the work is installation or project based).
Applications are welcomed for individual spaces or for projects that span multiple galleries. If you wish to use more than one space, it is important to discuss your application with c3’s Director, Jon Butt, who can be contacted on 03 9416 4300.
Please note that c3 is a non-profit, non-commercial gallery. All revenue raised from the exhibition fees goes directly to the day-to-day running of the gallery.