2013 Gertrude Contemporary and Art & Australia Magazine Emerging Writers Program

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by anonymous on Saturday 16 February 2013.

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The Gertrude Contemporary and Art & Australia Emerging Writers Program was established in 2005 to provide a unique opportunity for emerging visual arts writers to contribute to the critical discussion of Australian contemporary art.

Run in partnership with Australia’s leading art magazine Art & Australia, this program offers four emerging writers the opportunity to develop their writing practice, publish their work and gain further insight into the field of contemporary art writing. 2013 will be the third year the program will be offered in New South Wales.

The aim of the Emerging Writers Program is to professionally support emerging arts writers who are committed to a career in the arena of contemporary art and criticism. This program contributes to the growth of a rich and insightful critical culture around contemporary art, providing participants with professional development and mentorship. This is the longest-running program of its kind in Australia and offers unparalleled access to professional networks and the opportunity to publish in Australia’s most important art magazine.

Each year four applicants are selected to participate in the program. Each Emerging Writer is teamed with a mentor who is a leader in the field and with whom they work to create three pieces of professional writing for publication. Each writer produces a catalogue essay for a Gertrude Contemporary Studio 12 exhibition, an artist profile for publication in Art & Australia and a review for Art & Australia online. The Emerging Writers from New South Wales will be required to travel to Melbourne to meet with the Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist on whose work they will be writing for the Studio 12 exhibition catalogue.

To view previously published outcomes of this program please see the Publications section on our website: http://www.gertrude.org.au/programs/publications.

The 2013 Mentors:
Kathy Bail, Chief Executive, UNSW Press, Sydney
Peter Hill, Adjunct Professor of Fine Art, RMITUniversity, Melbourne
Aaron Seeto, Director, Gallery 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
Bala Starr, Senior Curator, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

Applications should include:
• A cover letter expressing why you would like to take part in this program
• Curriculum Vitae
• A writing sample of up to 700 words (Preferably a catalogue essay or review of an art work, exhibition or event rather than a university essay or thesis extract. This does not need have been previously published.)

Send your application to:
Pip Wallis
Gertrude Contemporary
200 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Or email to: pip@gertrude.org.au

DEADLINE: Friday 15 March, 5pm (late applications will not be accepted. Email applications are permitted and applications sent via post must be postmarked Friday 15 March)
This program is made possible by the support of the Ian Potter Foundation.