With the kind and generous support of the City of Sydney, we are proud to announce ‘Curated by Banchō’ – our inaugural local emerging artists program kicking off in February 2021.
Commencing in February 2021, we’ll be featuring the works of an emerging artist on or within the walls of our Haymarket small bar each month. Visual, literary, performing or even culinary arts – we’re up for it all. We’re looking forward to meeting and showcasing emerging artists from all across Sydney to our Banchō community and beyond.
We still have a few spots open for the program in 2021 – we’re looking for a mix of artists across the range of visual, literary, performing and culinary arts, with works themed around the ideas of COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY and/or RESILIENCE.
Banchō will be able to exhibit up to seven physical artworks on the internal walls, or up to five standing pieces (depending on size and types of works), or accommodate four-to-five performances per month (likely on Tuesday or Wednesday nights). See photos below of our wall spaces.
APPLICATION CRITERIA – you must:
HOW TO APPLY
1. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by with your story – we want to know:
2. Send us at least two samples of your art (photos, videos, audio files welcome – Dropbox or WeTransfer if necessary).
3. Detail your artwork/performance installation requirements (eg. specific wall hangings, plinths, audio visual equipment).
4. Select 2-3 preferred exhibition months of 2021.
Artists and their works will be selected based on the broad themes of ‘community’, ‘diversity’ and ‘resilience’.
In the spirit of community, artists/works should represent Chinatown and/or Sydney, or characteristics of Chinatown and/or Sydney.
In the spirit of diversity, the program will endeavour to select artists/works from a range of art categories (visual, literary, performance, culinary and more) and mediums, genders (including non-binary and LGBTIQA+ communities), age groups (from 18+), areas in Sydney, ethnicities and cultures.
In the spirit of resilience, the program will select artists/works that represent or have a background story of resilience in all its forms.
WHAT YOU GET
If you’re selected to be part of our ‘Curated by Banchō’ program, you’ll receive:
We’re genuinely excited about supporting emerging artists through our venue and look forward to seeing your applications. If you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Project Manager, Tina Wing Kee on email@example.com
Banchō internal wall spaces