Brief for submissions for the Museum of the Vernacular introductory exhibition
We are looking for artworks that explore how you identify with New Zealand or New Zealand’s cultural identity to exhibit at the Museum of the Vernacular. Read more to find out how you can submit your work for immediate exhibition…
Call out for artists submissions:
We are looking for artworks that explore how you identify with New Zealand or New Zealand’s cultural identity to exhibit at the Museum of the Vernacular. Each individual work may be up to 100x100x100cm, although smaller dimensions are recommended if you are submitting a series. If you would like to exhibit your work please email an image, with title, dimensions, mediums and a brief description of it which relates the work to the concept to firstname.lastname@example.org
The works exhibited will make up an introductory exhibition to The Museum of the Vernacular which will be opening soon and officially launching in August to coincide with the Cultural Mapping Project exhibition ‘Sum of the Parts’. This exhibition will also be a highlight of the upcoming Cultural Icons North announcement event being held at the museum in July.
About the Museum of the Vernacular:
“If we want to remain New Zealanders, to feel like New Zealanders, to act like New Zealanders, to present ourselves to the greater world as New Zealanders – then we must be able to listen to our own voices and trace our own footsteps” –Michael King
‘What is New Zealand to New Zealanders?’ is a question of growing significance when considered in the current environment which is often globally contextualized. The Depot has begun an ongoing investigation into how this question may be answered by listening “to our own voices” in the Cultural Icons series and tracing “our own footsteps” in The Cultural Mapping Project as Michael King suggested quite some time ago. These two projects will soon be housed in The Depot’s Museum of the Vernacular in the Kerr St building on Mount Takarunga (Victoria).
The Depot’s Museum of the Vernacular is dedicated to an exploration of New Zealand’s cultural heritage and its perpetual development in relation to a distinctive national identity; charting the origins of a local/NZ vernacular, its current representations, and potential influences on its future development.
The Museum of the Vernacular as a museum is defined by this dynamic process of exploration and discovery built by community response as collections and informative, interactive exhibits.
Email email@example.com for any inquiries about artists submissions for the interim exhibition, The Cultural Mapping Project, The Museum of the Vernacular and the Sum of the Parts exhibition.