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Eva Glac and Easy As Art install photograph, Australasia Now July 2017.


Australasia Now

Exhibition brief:

After the success of last year’s Australasia Now exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery has decided to make this exhibition an annual event.

 Historically, Colonial Australia has isolated itself culturally and politically from our neighbours. Ideas of who we are have been limited to popular paradigms often in the pursuit of nation building. Increasingly, however, we are seeing ourselves as being part of an interconnected region.

Geographically Australasia covers a geographic area including Australia, New Guinea, parts of the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. Within this exhibition we explore ideas and constructions of identity. What does it mean to be Australasian, how do we see ourselves, and how do our identities interrelate.

 This exhibition explores identity constructs in the region, what does it mean to be part of this geographic region in the 21st Century, how we see ourselves no, how have we historically seen ourselves. We delve into political constructs affect relationships, and how our identity is constantly shifting as we become more interconnected. How first nations peoples have always connected and viewed Australasia, how colonial constructs shaped ‘white Australia’, how increasingly globalisation has re-empowered people, cultures, and communities allowing them to be heard. This is Australasia Now.


Applications now being accepted: All applications must respond to the above exhibition brief.

Mediums accepted: All artworks responding to the brief will be considered for this exhibition. If you have any queries regarding the gallery layout or ability to accommodate your proposal/artwork please contact the gallery.  

Exhibition fee: $40 per artwork (no larger than 1m) entered. Works measuring wider than 1m may incur a higher fee. Please contact gallery manager for details.

Exhibition dates and opening event: 25 May – 10 June 2018. Opening event Friday 25 May, 6 – 9pm.

Commission: Brunswick Street Gallery receieves 25% commission on each artwork sale


To apply: 

Applications should consist of images of the works to be submitted, or images indicative of work, as well as an artist statement responding to teh brief. Applications to be sent to Kathleen via email at


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