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17 Dec 2015

Call for expressions of interest: spaced 3 residencies

Image: Archana Hande, The Golden Feral Trail, 2014, digital print on archival paper, courtesy and (c) the artist. Commissioned for spaced 2: future recall.

spaced 3: north by southeast
International Art Space


Applications due: Monday 11 January 2016

Katherine Wilkinson
+61 8 0228 2444

International Art Space
PO Box 8087

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International Art Space (IAS) is calling for Expressions of Interest from Australian and Nordic artists working with visual, digital and hybrid media who are interested in participating in spaced 3: north by southeast, the third iteration of spaced, IAS's recurring international event of context-responsive art.

Spaced 3: north by southeast is centred on an artists' exchange between Nordic and Australian visual artists and communities, exploring the significant cultural, social and environmental parallels between the two regions. The program will span three years (2016 – 18) and comprise 12 residency-based projects that will take place in regional, remote and outer-urban locations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Western Australia. Nordic artists will undertake their residencies in Western Australia, whilst Australian artists will be placed in the Nordic region (please note: Australian artists will be selected from across the country, not just Western Australia). These residencies are positioned as the means to develop new works that will be created in response to each artist's engagement with the social, environmental and historical contexts of the host communities.

Residencies will be organised and managed in collaboration with partner organisations located in or nearby to the host communities. Residencies will run for periods between 10 weeks (minimum) and 6 months, and will be split into at least two parts: the first dedicated to research, the second to production. The work created through this process will be firstly presented in the host communities as a solo exhibition/event, and subsequently brought together with works made by other spaced 3 artists in a large group exhibition to be presented in Perth, Western Australia and at least one Nordic institution in 2018. A scaled-down version of this group show will subsequently tour to venues across Australia in 2019 – 20.

This core program will be complemented by an interactive online platform, a symposium, regional meetings between partners and participants, educational activities and a comprehensive post-event publication documenting and reflecting on the whole cycle of activities.

International Art Space is seeking to work with contemporary artists interested in creating context-responsive works that explore local issues by placing them in a global context. Artists will be offered remuneration package inclusive of an artist's fee, contribution to materials and production costs, travel allowance, accommodation, and on site staff support (part-time).


Spaced is a recurring event of Australian and international socially engaged and context-responsive art. Conceived and coordinated by International Art Space, spaced brings together international and Australian artists with communities to explore the relationship between globalisation and local identity.

spaced focuses on artistic practices that:

• Engage with the fabric of everyday life and social relations;
• Straddle the disciplinary boundaries of art, science and technology, social activism, design and architecture;
• Result in works that are more than objects for contemplation or a means of individual self-expression, but represent a process of negotiation and consultation between artists and specific social groups;
• Engage with current international trends focusing on participatory, dialogical, socially-engaged and context-responsive arts practice.

International Art Space was formed in 1998 by farmers and arts professionals interested in exploring cultural identity through art. Since its inception, International Art Space has run more than 100 residency-based projects by artists from across 20 countries and organised four national touring exhibitions.

For further information and to obtain an Expression of Interest form email: or download a copy from