Call Out | Free Speech

Submissions are due Monday March 26

DEMO Project Space, Auckland

This is an open call to all artists of any creative discipline who work with or about text or word. 


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FREE SPEECH is DEMO’s first show for 2018, and is a selected exhibition open to the public from the April 6-8, 2018. We are interested in exhibiting work of any scale and of any material that uses text or typography or the written, spoken or recorded word that addresses the performance and signification of language.

Works will be selected on the basis of quality and appropriateness: if the work offers up insights into how language operates diversely in the world as sign, and is expressed through the form of an artwork, or spoken/performed/recorded/published word in an interesting or engaging way, we will include it where scale and time allows. We are proposing a physical exhibition, followed by an evening performance (if appropriate) on Thursday 5th or Friday 6th April (tbc).

The selection of works (made by the DEMO team) will attempt to represent diverse approaches to the use of text, language or the word: forms such as, but not limited to: image, linguistic structures, conversation, declaration, denotation, inscription, tag, testimony, chronicle, recording, poem, narrative, statement and/or instruction and will be selected so as to represent a range of forms including but not limited to: performance to camera, lecture performance, sculptural object, photography and lens based media including video, sound work, drawing, written work, installation, printmaking and painting.


SUBMISSIONS are DUE_ Monday March 26 2018

Once selected we will notify you by email within two days, and will then require drop off of the selected work on the following (Easter) Monday April 1 (11-4pm) or Tuesday April 2 (9-12pm)

If neither of these dates/times will work for you, please call Tanya on 0211332007 to make an arrangement for delivery of the work prior to the above dates/alternative times.

 Only one work by each artist will be accepted for exhibition/inclusion.

Please submit up to two images (jpeg, pdf) of the intended work(s) and a title for each work submitted for selection to this email address

Exhibition will run Friday April 6 11 – 4pm
Saturday, 11-4pm
Sunday 11-2pm

 Submit your images and title(s) to

If you need or want further information write to us at

Date(s) - 01/03/2018 - 26/03/2018
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