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Open Call for Show Us Your 'Rona

Open call  /  29 Jun 2020  -  07 Sep 2020
Published: 03.08.2020
Open Call for Show Us Your 'Rona.
Management:
Laila Marie Costa, Anna Gray
DEADLINE: 07/09/2020
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Intro
Given the Covid-19 situation has worsened in the past few weeks, Melbourne has entered into a new phase of tighter restrictions and the cases are at their highest since march 2020. Sydney too is experiencing a surge. In this light, the co-pilots at TC have decided to amend the proposed exhibition.
The 'in real life/physical' exhibition will now be replaced by an online exhibition on the Bridget Kennedy Project Space website, the selected artists' creations will be projected as a slideshow in the gallery front window space, which is viewable 24/7, and a digital catalogue produced. TC proposes to keep the collection of 'Rona jewellery for another time, space or location when restrictions allow and the postal system becomes reliable. 

Deadline extended to Monday 7 September, 2020.​


Like everyone, I’ve watched the world through little curated boxes. While news men and political men (yep, still mostly men) try to bluff through their I Don’t Knows to the tune of overt personal agenda. I’ve watched the humans in isolation: creatives, artists, teachers, parents, couples, singles, make connections in little Instagram boxes and story screens. I’ve seen virtual tours inside jewellery studios. I’ve seen portraits of exhibition works in limbo: given a sudden solo appearance, where the ensemble was intended. I’ve seen exhibitions installed and documented in empty spaces, and exhibitions delivered wholly in digital dimensions. I’ve seen jewellers bake bread, home school, landscape and dance, I’ve seen jewellers in the midst of creative flow, and I’ve seen jewellers who aren’t or can’t make a damn thing. 
 
And in the midst of all of this, TempContemp were planning an exhibition! We had a different theme, all ready to shout out to the world. We were finding our feet as the new, ‘mobile’ TC project, and had reached out to Bridget Kennedy Project Space in Sydney, who wholeheartedly welcomed us with a space to crash for the next Exhibition… Then the world changed and things shifted… our theme seemed less vital in the current uncertainty - so we got together on Zoom, as teams do these days, and we wondered what contemporary jewellery, schmuck, bijouterie, Joya, etc, means in social isolation? And we’re putting the same question out to you, the makers and the thinkers. 
 
Show us your ‘Rona? What have you done or not done?  
Show us a poem, 
a picture or a film, 
a slice of that sourdough you baked. 
 
Show us your heart journal entry, your text battle with a courier, that time you lost your shit on Instagram, that garden that you grew.  
Show us your profit and loss statements, the acts of kindness you witnessed or shared, the acts of unfairness you experienced. 
Show us the playlist that got you through.
 
Show us what you made, what you didn’t make. What you planned to make or thought about making.  
Show us your COVID covets, your isolation jewels, your crisis jewellery, and what would a contemporary jewellery Pandemic looks like. What jewellery you wore or didn’t wear.  
Show us what it means to you to be a jeweller when the world is in lockdown, and your jewellery plans, ideas, objects, experiments, failures, successes. What does a post-’rona jeweller ecology looks like to you?



Key dates:
07 Sep 2020 - Application deadline extended
05 Oct 2020 - Notification of outcome
12 Oct 2020 - Electronic delivery of digital artwork
12 Nov - 5 Dec 2020 - Exhibition Dates; slideshow viewable 24/7 via gallery window and online.
13 Nov 2020 - Opening


Cost:
Entry Fee: Free to apply - additional fees on selection. This fee will be kept to a minimum to cover administration and digital content production.

>> Application guideline.
>> Application entrance.

For enquiries, email tempcontemp@gmail.com
Guess What's in the Window by Bridget Kennedy, August 2020, Bridget Kennedy Project Space current window installation. Photo by Bridget Kennedy..
Guess What's in the Window by Bridget Kennedy, August 2020, Bridget Kennedy Project Space current window installation. Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

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Bridget Kennedy Gallery, North Sydney, Interior view, Photo by Laila Marie Costa..
Bridget Kennedy Gallery, North Sydney, Interior view, Photo by Laila Marie Costa.

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Bridget Kennedy Gallery, North Sydney. Exterior view..
Bridget Kennedy Gallery, North Sydney. Exterior view.

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 Bridget Kennedy Gallery, North Sydney, Interior view with studio, Photo by Bridget Kennedy..
 Bridget Kennedy Gallery, North Sydney, Interior view with studio, Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

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 Installation view of Schmuck Schmock, Temp Contemp, March 2019. Photo by Bryony Jackson.​.
 Installation view of Schmuck Schmock, Temp Contemp, March 2019. Photo by Bryony Jackson.​

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Installation view of O_viewers, Temp Contemp, November 2019. Photo by Laila Marie Costa​.
Installation view of O_viewers, Temp Contemp, November 2019. Photo by Laila Marie Costa​

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