Arts OutWest is offering a unique opportunity for 15 regional visual artists to create artworks in response to locally written and recorded music.
Visual artists in the Central West are being asked “Show me what it feels like…While the World Waits”, responding to the album, While the World Waits, a compilation of 15 original tracks by musicians also from the region.
The music album was commissioned by Arts OutWest in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the local music industry, with each song reflecting the musicians’ experiences of 2020.
“The album is a professionally produced, beautiful sound-capsule of this time in our lives,” Arts OutWest executive director Tracey Callinan said. “We now invite visual artists to respond to the same themes, taking their cues from the music.”
The selected artists will have three months to produce work which will become the While the World Waits touring exhibition, launching in February 2022 and travelling to multiple locations across the region.
Arts OutWest is seeking expressions of interest from emerging and established visual artists living and working across the local government areas of Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin regions.
Applications are encouraged from artists working with moving image through to drawing and everything in between. Selected artists will receive a payment of $500 to assist with materials and/or production costs.
Interested artists can listen to some of the tracks via the artsoutwest.org.au website. Applications are due by October 15, 2021. For more information please visit artsoutwest.org.au or content Arts OutWest on 02 6338 4657.