Science Gallery Melbourne is inviting proposals for projects to be included in our 2024 show ‘Not Natural’. Through installations, performances, events and workshops, this exhibition will explore the friction between cultural perceptions of nature and the implications of creating synthetic forms of life. Advances in synthetic biology have opened a plethora of possibility and a pandoras box of ethical dilemmas. We’ve stepped into a new era, where the tools of genetic engineering and biotechnology allow us to gene-edit, splice and de-extinct almost anything biological. We get to design new life-forms and modify existing ones. But are we redesigning evolution or is evolution re-designing us? And just because we can, should we?

Open call : Win a Fully Funded Residency & Exhibition Summer 2023

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award, an international artist-run art competition, is excited to announce its new partnership for the 7th Edition with Rural Residency for Contemporary Art (RUC), an art residency based in the Valcamonica Valley in the Italian Alps. This partnership will provide the 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place winners of this edition with the opportunity to participate in a month-long fully-funded artist residency where they will be able to reconnect with nature and their art, explore the mountains, history, culture, and nature of Valcamonica while enjoying the idyllic beauty and quiet of the mountains at villa RUC. As Italy’s first UNESCO world heritage site for its prehistoric rock engravings, the valley and surrounding mountains are rich with beauty and history.


Science Gallery Melbourne is inviting proposals for projects to be included in our 2023 exhibition ‘Dark Matters’, which will be developed in collaboration with Arts at CERN and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics. This open call is extended to everyone, from every level of experience and from every discipline and from every culture. First Peoples, Queer, CALD, BIPOC, Neuro-diverse, Disabled People and people from the Deaf community are encouraged to apply.

Open call for writers, photographers and readers

Head On Interactional online magazine is calling for writer's proposals for their next edition. 

Head On Interactional is a dynamic digital platform that brings together diverse voices to celebrate and discuss all things photography. Each magazine edition features work commissioned by its editors and contributions made via open calls.

Photo-based content they are seeking:

  • Work in progress
  • Reviews or tips and tricks 
  • Artist profiles
  • Photo essays
  • Poetry
  • Researched articles

Deadline: Submit by Sunday, 10 July, to be considered for their next edition

Win 3 month Fully-Funded Artist Residency in Italy || 6th Edition Boynes Emerging Artist Award

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international, independent artist run online award. We provide a platform for talented artists worldwide to showcase and get rewarded for their incredible works. 


Emerging artists worldwide are welcome to submit all visual 2D & 3D mediums ie Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture. There is no set theme. For a detailed look at our Rules and definition of an "emerging artist", please visit our website.



For the newest 6th Edition, Boynes Emerging Artist Award has partnered with NoceFresca to provide the 1st Place Winner with a fully funded 3-month artist residency in Italy. 



Features and benefits of the residency program include:


Project / Forward: 2047

Call Out for Moving Image Artists from the Inner West, Sydney, NSW, Australia

We are looking for new media, projection, video and artists who can communicate via moving image to submit for MG's Global Projection Festival initiative, which has been seen in Kenya, Indonesia, Colombia, Nepal, Jordan, Peru, Italy, Cambodia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Finland, Spain, Austria, USA and Hong Kong.

Project/Forward: 2047 will be part of the Inner West Fest on 26 March and 5 artists will be commissioned to create works that are relevant for the local community and the local perspective.

Works are to be a moving image work that responds or aligns to the theme. It can be an animation, illustration, video, a rendering, a loop, timelapse, stop-motion: anything that moves. .


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