Founded & curated by

Molly Stephenson & Iona Mackenzie

Est. March 2020

Supported by the City of Melbourne's Arts Grants



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 also pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Curated by Molly Stephenson and Iona Mackenzie, 'Quivering in Quarantine' is an inclusive, online exhibition that has been created for artists and writers to exhibit their work 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' in March, 2020, just as COVID-19 began to sink its teeth into Melbourne, Australia. 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 gallery and exhibition will help 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. 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/exhibition fees

We accept national & international submissions

We are currently taking submissions for Volume VI; Eco-appetites. Topics of interest include eco-horror, ecology, biology, sci-fi, fantasy, lore & webcore. Applicants will be notified on the outcome of their submission in the week of October 19th.

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

apply here

Background atwork by Simone Scandrett, 'Caught Wings', velvet, cotton, dried vegetation & magnolia, 2020