Call for proposals: UTS Gallery Student Writing Program

UTS Gallery is inviting proposals from current UTS students for short-form essays (500 words) responding to our 2017 exhibition program.

We are looking for insightful and innovative critical writing that addresses the themes of the four exhibitions on show at UTS Gallery in 2017. Proposals are requested after the opening of each exhibition, allowing time for the percolation of ideas. Visit the exhibition, reflect on your experience, and tell us how you’d like to respond. One proposal per exhibition will be selected and developed in consultation with UTS Gallery curatorial staff. The essays will be published on ArtsHub and the UTS ART website. Students from all faculties are encouraged to apply: we want lots of diverse perspectives.

How to apply: Complete the application form at this link. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your proposal before submitting, please email Eleanor Zeichner, UTS Gallery Assistant Curator:

Fees: A writer’s fee of $250 will be paid on publication.


Exhibition 1: Surface TensionBiljana Jancic – NOW CLOSED. Read the published essay.
Exhibition opens: 28 February
Writing proposals close: 14 March

Exhibition 2: Impact, Fiona Foley, Michael Cook, Angela Tiatia, Taloi Havini – NOW CLOSED. Read the published essay. 
Exhibition opens: 9 May
Writing proposals close: 23 May

Exhibition 3: Sounding the Future, Gail Priest, George Poonkhin Khut, Pia van Gelder and Tom Smith, Peter Blamey – NOW CLOSED. Read the published essay. 
Exhibition opens: 1 August
Writing proposals close: 18 August

Exhibition 4: The InvisibleAbdul Karim Hekmat, Khadim Ali, Rushdi Anwar, Elyas Alavi & more – OPENING SOON.
Exhibition opens: 3 October
Writing proposals close: 17 October

Questions? Get in touch. We suggest you read previous writing on our exhibition program here.