Open Call | DISPOSABLE Exhibitoin at Science Gallery Melbourne, Australia

Application deadline: 6 November.

The lid has been lifted on human wastefulness, but what next? Following the lead of Australian cult-hero, the bin chicken, we delve into our garbage and find opportunities within our disposable culture.

While the global waste statistics are sobering, we are now seeing emergent ecologies that thrive on human wastefulness, drinking water recycled from toilets and furniture made from coffee grounds. Waste brings new opportunities, human innovations and creative solutions. Science Gallery Melbourne will highlight experimental and creative ways to tackle our ever growing excess of waste through transdisciplinary and collaborative practices in its third pop-up program.

Would you wear a plastic bag? Would you eat food out of a dumpster? Would you drink your own urine?

We are on the hunt for transdisciplinary, interactive and hybrid works to be part of our 2019 festival season program, which will include outdoor installations, pop-up gallery exhibits, performances, experiments and workshops.

DISPOSABLE will be curated by a Science Gallery Melbourne curator with the support of a curatorial advisory team of experts and a panel of young people.

Curatorial selection will focus on site-specific and pop-up works that would suit a festival season. Works should, wherever possible, incorporate carbon-neutral and sustainable approaches.

If you are a scientist or research who would also like to collaborate on DISPOSABLE, please make contact.

Budget
Proposals may be new or existing works, and will be funded up to a maximum budget of $7,000 AUD, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel etc.

One outstanding site-specific outdoor installation will be commissioned with a budget of up to $60,000 AUD, with a focus on experimentation and interaction.

Running alongside the open call for DISPOSABLE is Science Gallery Dublin’s PLASTIC. Works can be submitted to both open calls.

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