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Spectrum Project Space

About

Spectrum Project Space is a flexible, exhibition space - a site for risk and speculation where the process is as important as the outcome. As an exhibition and performance space Spectrum functions as a laboratory for exploration and experimentation with an inclusive approach to creativity and is a site for multi/cross/inter/trans disciplinary approaches to arts practice. It provides valuable support for the learning and teaching activities and opportunities to inspire creativity and collaboration.

Opening in 2003, Spectrum has grown to be one of Perth’s most important venues for both early, emerging and mid-career artists, collectives, curators, and performers to develop their project, providing a flexible exhibition and research space, allowing artists to participate with the city's diverse arts communities and to engage publicly in the process of developing creativity through education. The Spectrum Northbridge location closed in 2008 and after an 18-month hiatus, the newly purpose built Spectrum Project Space opened its doors in 2011 at the Mount Lawley Campus.

Proposals and residency

Spectrum accepts proposals through an open call for artists to transform this unique space. Applications are open to early, emerging and mid-career artists, collectives, curators, and performers to develop their project. Applications close midnight, 31 July and successful applicants are notified in early October.

Performances, recitals and events are also encouraged within the restraints of the exhibition calendar. Download our Exhibition Proposal Form for 2022.

Exhibitions run for three weeks, with a one week installation period.

Opening hours

Spectrum is open Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Contact

Please contact the ECU Galleries Coordinator for more information.

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