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Exhibit as part of West Projections 2017

Large-scale projections in Footscray's Maddern Square during the 2016 States of Blue: West Projections Festival

Applications are now open for artists to exhibit in the 2017 West Projections Festival – an immersive series of projections seen after dark in the streets of Footscray.

Your work could be projected in galleries, creative spaces, university campuses, laneways, businesses and front yards.

Theme

The theme for 2017 is Synthesis. It is defined as 'combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity'. This theme is poignant for the festival given the current political environment coupled with the diversity of Footscray.

Festival aims

The West Projections Festival aims to celebrate commonalities rather than differences through video projection. The human race has survived by collaboration, unity and solidarity. Presenting a festival that celebrates these positive achievements represents a unified response to the global climate.

We assist and facilitate new work by local, national and international artists, support emerging practitioners and creative students, and broaden ways in which people can participate.

Victoria University is proudly partnering for the second time with Wynter Projects to co-produce the festival, which has been running for four years.

How to apply

Application deadline: 28 April 2017 at 5pm.

Festival dates: The festival will run from Friday 10 August – Sunday 27 August 2017, 6pm - 10pm.

Submit your application online

Artwork selection

Successful artists will be chosen by a selection panel and notified in May. The site of the projection will be decided by festival producers to best compliment the theme and your work.

West Projections includes a series of guided walks to the public of all the sites. You may be asked to speak briefly about your work.

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