Founded & curated by

Molly Stephenson & Iona Mackenzie

Est. March 2020



We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our website was created, the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge that this is stolen land and that sovereignty over this land was never ceded. We pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Curated by artists Molly Stephenson & Iona Mackenzie, 'Quivering in Quarantine' is an inclusive online exhibition specifically created to provide artists & writers a space to exhibit their work during COVID-19. This ongoing exhibition aims to showcase, celebrate and explore art within the context of the global pandemic.

We began 'Quivering in Quarantine' in March, 2020, just as COVID-19 began to sink its teeth into Melbourne, Australia. Both locally and globally, art communities have experienced an absence and deficiency of resources, education and studio spaces during the pandemic. Subsequently, these communities have been fractured - leaving individual practitioners with little support and nourishment. We feel that this ongoing online gallery helps to re-activate not only our own practices, but those of other creatives who are also feeling the weight of social isolation, studio shutdowns and gallery closures. We aim for this project to help steer our practices in a direction that is conscious of and responsive to the current global climate. 'Quivering in Quarantine' will continue for the duration of the pandemic.


At the present time, artists & writers are not paid for the work they exhibit with us

There are no hidden costs. We do not charge submission or exhibition fees

We accept national & international submissions

Submissions are now closed for Volume VI; Eco-appetites. Applicants will be notified on the outcome of their submission in the week of October 19th

We continue to accept general EOI's here. Feel free to discuss any ideas with us via email prior to submission

Please direct any questions or queries to quiveringinquarantine@gmail.com

Background artwork by Simone Scandrett, Caught Wings (2020)