What: Expressions of interest are now open for Immerse, one of Australia’s largest exhibition programs at Knox.
‘Immerse has really pushed me towards thinking about a whole new direction for my printmaking practice,’ Kylie Watson, a printmaker and 2015 Immerse prize winner. She was responsible for creating the eye-catching artwork on the water tank at Knox Leisureworks, an idea suggested by her curator.
‘Immerse is a great arts project with a lot of scope. For me, the idea of exhibiting art out of context was very appealing,’ Kelly Sullivan, Immerse prize winner and artist who works with vintage cartography and the use of iconic ‘pop art’.
Where: The Immerse exhibition program provides a much needed platform for artists to exhibit their work, as well as bringing art to unexpected places. The exhibition will occur in 30 outdoor and indoor venues including public spaces. The program runs for 30 days from November to December and involves over 30 artists.
The first premise of Immerse is to bring art into people’s everyday lives, outside of the traditional gallery space. This year’s Immerse will feature another diverse range of venues such as Knox Private Hospital, Westfield Knox and Bayswater Roller City.
Artists were enthusiastic about this unique exhibition opportunity to exhibit in public spaces and were greatly appreciative of the many benefits of the program such as working with an experienced curator, the opportunity to exhibit in unusual and public spaces, the chance to meet and collaborate with other artists and an increased sense of community.
When: Applications close 1 June. The exhibition will occur from the 12 Nov – 12 Dec.