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Outer Space is delighted to announce our 2021 exhibition program callout. From April 2021 to March 2022, Outer Space will present solo and group exhibitions at our new gallery in the Judith Wright Arts Centre via this callout, in addition to a program by invitation. We particularly encourage applications for group exhibitions, collaborations, or a willingness for your work to be a part of a group exhibition.

While Outer Space is dedicated to supporting early-career artists and arts workers, we are open to all projects that expand the scope of practice. First Nations, people of colour, regional, queer, and gender diverse artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply for this program.

Applications close at midnight 21 March 2021

Successful applicants receive:

$1000 fee (per artist for all group and individual shows)

$500 production fee per artist for new work/installation/transport costs

$800 curator fee (for group exhibitions where applicable)

$150 presenters fee for inclusion in Outer Space’s Public Engagement Program

Accompanying critical text by a writer of their choosing ($400 writers fee)

Consultation and feedback on work in development. Installation assistance provided.

Digital promotion via Outer Space’s website, email list and social media platforms

Professional documentation

Opening night event (pending COVID restrictions)

Gallery Floorplan

To apply please provide the following:​​

An exhibition proposal, clearly outlining what the exhibition will look like, and how it will be installed in the gallery (up to 500 words)

A statement clearly outlining how this opportunity with Outer Space will extend your practice (up to 100 words)

BIO (up to 250 words)


Link to website (if you have one)

10 clearly labelled images of previous and/or indicative work

Applications will be assessed by Outer Space’s Programming Committee and will use the following criteria as a guide:
New, ambitious, and timely work

Quality of the applicant’s previous work

Potential for this opportunity to extend the artist’s practice

Diversity in Outer Space programming

(Please note, applications do not need to meet every criteria, but should meet at least one to apply)

Email Isabella Baker for additional information

This projectis made possible by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Facilitated by Courtney Coombs

We are looking for your image recordings of queer club nights, house parties, dinner parties, dancing, DJ sets, gigs, zoom parties, performances – essentially anything that represents queer party/time to you.


Your footage will be utilised by Brisbane artist Callum McGrath for his upcoming project Deviations, presented by Outer Space in partnership with the Brisbane Art and Design (BAD) Festival 2021. Deviations will be a publicly displayed video project that aims to present a collaborative monument/memorial to queer time in Brisbane.


How will footage be used?

The submissions may be edited and will be assembled/collaged together into a single-channel video that will be publicly displayed in the Fortitude Valley. Each contributor of accepted and utilised footage will be credited as a collaborator on all promotional material and offered a nominal contribution fee of $50. Please note not all footage will may be accepted if deemed inappropriate for public display or if we have exhausted the amount of footage required for the project.


What are the footage requirements?

The footage can be of any quality, either landscape or portrait and can also include non-specific and abstracted images. It must be at least 10seconds in length and be specific to the Greater Brisbane region. The work will not depict offensive, inappropriate, indecent or distasteful material in any way.


If you would like to contribute footage or have any further questions about the project, please send through to the following email no later than 28 February 2021:


BAD is an initiative of Museum of Brisbane, and is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

We are always looking for writers to write exhibition texts for our exhibiting artists. If you would like to write for Outer Space, please send your CV, together with 2-3 writing samples to
Get Involved!

Outer Space ARI is seeking motivated and reliable volunteers to assist with our day to day operations. If you are looking to develop your skills and contribute to our volunteer-run organisation, we’d love to hear from you!
Reasons to volunteer:

Build your skills and learn about the operations of an incorporated not-for-profit arts organisation
Contribute to the successful operation of one of Brisbane’s leading volunteer-run contemporary art spaces
Meet your community!

​Activities volunteers are sought to assist with:

Invigilation of the Gallery spaces during exhibition opening hours (Thursday to Sunday 10-2pm during advertised exhibition periods)
Assistance during exhibition opening events (eg. bar operations, social photography, survey collection)
Installation and bump-out of exhibitions

If you’re interested in volunteering with Outer Space ARI please email us at outlining why you’re keen to get involved and what current experience you have (or are hoping to develop through volunteering with us). All skill levels welcome.