2017 Media Releases

Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial call for artists and creatives: event set to reinvigorate underutilised spaces in Chatswood CBD

12 January 2017

Artists and creatives are being called to submit ideas to be part of the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial (WVAB) from 6 – 24 September 2017, with proposed artworks and ideas responding to the theme, Kaleidoscope

Curated, hosted and funded by Willoughby City Council, the WVAB 2017 will build on the success of the first Biennial in 2015 and aim to generate increased public awareness, appreciation and participation in the arts by providing fun and stimulating community engagement opportunities.

In particular the WVAB 2017 will seek to provide opportunities for creative artists to re-invigorate underutilised spaces in Chatswood and add to the cultural vitality of the CBD.

The WVAB 2017 will open up selected lane ways, streets and parks within Chatswood to house temporary art, ranging from sculptural installations, sound works, projections to interactive and participatory happenings. Post Office Lane, the Spring Street ‘hub’, The Concourse grassed area below the Urban Screen, and the Foyer Exhibition Space will all be included.

The 2017 Biennial’s theme, Kaleidoscope, encourages artists to present ideas that reflect the many and constantly changing ways of knowing, seeing and being in the world.

As part of the WVAB 2017, exhibitions will also be curated by Council at Incinerator Art Space, Art Space on The Concourse and The Urban Screen.

Creative submissions must be received by 20 March, 2017.

For further information on the curatorial direction, locations and to apply visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/wvab

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