The Australia Project is encouraging Australian creatives to explore and redefine clichéd national stereotypes in the hope of revealing a unique perspective on contemporary Australian culture.
We are seeking individual responses, personal opinions and social commentaries that best describe your view of Australia today. The emphasis is on YOU. What is YOUR opinion of our culture?
To help get you started, we've compiled a list of reference images and articles that we hope will fuel your creative mind. Discussion points include but are not confined to...
Contemporary Issues — what is your stance on Immigration? Has Australia done enough to fight climate change? Are we really sorry? To what extent does Racism exist today and why? Sport, colonisation, religion, politics and more are discussed here.
Local Environment — do you think the vastness and spatial qualities of the Australian landscape are reflected in our contemporary visual culture? If not, why? Do we still look abroad in search of inspiration? How does your immediate environment influence your aesthetic or process?
Contemporary Emotions — what is the emotional status of contemporary Australia? How do we feel as a collective? Do we feel free? Do we still laugh at ourselves? Are we afraid of foreign threats? What does it mean to be 'lucky'? Are we mourning a loss? or embracing the future?
The brief is simple. We are asking all participants to 'creatively express your view of contemporary Australian culture'.
Submissions to the Australia Project are multi-disciplinary by nature, therefore we accept entries in any medium. Design, illustration, photography, video, music, writing, sculpture, and painterly submissions are all welcomed. Before submitting please refer to our technical specifications, for format information in your medium, in order to be eligible for the Online Gallery and traveling exhibition.
Participants of the The Australia Project have been personally hand selected from an extensive shortlisting process. If you have not been contacted by The Australia Project Team and would like to participate, please contact us here.