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.
Curated by Molly Stephenson and Iona Mackenzie, Quivering in Quarantine is an inclusive online exhibition that features work from artists and writers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This ongoing exhibition aims to showcase, celebrate and explore art within the context of a global pandemic.
We began Quivering in Quarantine as a self funded initiative in March, 2020. We decided to collaborate on this project as our practices are strongly conceptually aligned and have been affected by the pandemic in similar ways. We have experienced an absence and deficiency of resources, education and studio spaces during this time. Subsequently, the community that supports and nourishes artists has been fractured. We feel that this ongoing online exhibition helps to re-activate not only our own practices, but those of other artists who are also feeling the weight of social isolation, studio shutdowns and gallery closures. This project helps to steer our practices in a direction that is conscious of and responsive to the current global climate.
Our website and Instagram have been aesthetically inspired by a mutation of concepts, aesthetics and our own fields of interest, including Kid-Pix, Nintendo 64, folklore and ecology - creating a virtual world that hinges on community dynamics and pre-pandemic 2000's nostalgia. This exhibition is and will continue to be curated into volumes - much like a collection of storybooks, in hopes of creating a digital library of artwork and writing. Quivering in Quarantine will continue for the duration of the pandemic.
Please send through your Artist statement, CV, images of your work and a 150-200 word description and/or plan about your chosen piece and how it relates to vulnerability, ecology, fluidity, isolation, fear and/or softness.
Please keep in mind this is an ongoing, unpaid project due to the extreme unpredictability and length of the pandemic. We want Quivering in Quarantine to be as accessible as possible, therefore, if your submission has been successful, you will be able to use our digital platform free of charge to exhibit your work. We do not charge an artist fee, submission fee or exhibition fee.
Please send through your proposals or enquiries to
Supported by the City of Melbourne's Arts Grants