The Booth | Call for Proposals

Deadline is Sunday December 2

Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

As part of the new programme at The Gus Fisher Gallery there will be a dedicated site-specific space for artistic response called The Booth. This is an architecturally distinct area which once housed the original telephone booth for the building during the era occupied by TVNZ. Situated in the central Dome Gallery and near to the entrance, The Booth is a two metre high recess which is characteristic of a booth or cubicle. The uniqueness of the space lends itself to artistic responses in all media and will be a repository for new and experimental site-specific practices.

Proposals will be selected for the strength of idea and its planned realisation. The selection process will maintain the anonymity of the artist in order to focus on the strength of concept and to counter categories of ‘emerging, mid-career and established’ to delineate an artist’s career stage.

Application requirements:
Please submit a 500 word proposal that clearly describes your idea and your intentions for how you will use the space. You can submit up to 5 images or video links to work that illustrate your overall practice and intended concept for The Booth.

Please send your proposals to:
Artist names will be removed prior to selection, in order for the proposal to be judged purely on merit.

Artists will receive:
A combined display fee and materials contribution of $500
Technical assistance
Curatorial dialogue
A display duration of 3 months

Selection criteria:
For 2019, three artists will be selected to coincide with concurrent exhibitions happening at the gallery.
The selection will be made by The Gus Fisher Gallery’s Curator of Contemporary Art and will be chosen for their strength of idea, experimental remit and consideration of The Booth’s surroundings.

Image courtesy of the Gus Fisher Gallery

Date(s) - 10/10/2018 - 02/12/2018
All Day