The Booth 2021: Call for Proposals

The Booth 2021: Call for Proposals


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We’re excited to announce two new opportunities for artists to present new, site-specific work in The Booth in 2021. These artworks will be exhibited alongside concurrent exhibitions at Gus Fisher Gallery over the periods June – August and September – December.

For the 2021 iterations of The Booth, an increased fee of $1,000 will be granted.This fee includes the realisation of an artwork for The Booth and a conceptually aligned project for the public programme such as an activation, workshop or event.

Proposals are welcomed from artists looking to present new and experimental practices in a distinct architectural space, which formerly housed the original telephone booth for the building in the days of Radio 1YA and TVNZ. There needn’t be reference to the history of The Booth in the proposal but a consideration of the full use of the area and its potential for display is recommended.

Proposals will be selected for the strength of idea and its planned realisation, with original, site-specific concepts highly encouraged. The selection process will maintain the anonymity of the artist in order to counter categories of ‘emerging, mid-career and established’ to delineate an artist’s career stage.

Gus Fisher Gallery’s kaupapa is informed by its building’s dynamic history as former radio and television studios. The programme aims to create socially responsive, contemporary art exhibitions with a strength in artist’s film and audio that showcases artists from Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. The Booth connects to the gallery’s kaupapa by creating a place where artists of all career stages can be shown together to great effect.


Application requirements:

Please submit a 800-1000 word proposal that clearly describes your idea and your intentions for how you will use the space, and how this might lend itself to a project as part of the gallery’s public programme.

You can submit up to 5 images or video links to work that illustrate your overall practice and intended concept for The Booth.

Please send your proposals to: Artist names will be removed prior to selection, in order for the proposal to be judged purely on merit.


Artists will receive:

A combined display fee, materials and activation contribution of $1000

Technical assistance

Curatorial dialogue

Public programming assistance

Promotion via Gus Fisher Gallery website and social media channels


Deadline for submissions: December 6th 2020