Paper Mountain is bringing its curated program of emerging visual art and live performance for Fringe World 2019 running from 19 January to 18 February 2019.

Making Up

In 2019, we are putting the spotlight on Making Up. Kismet; the chance occurrence of our togetherness; coincidental patterns in the archives.

Performances and exhibitions will take place in our main gallery and the Common Room!

We also welcome proposals for works and performances situated outside of our venues, and we will assist in securing off-site venues and platforms.

This is a space for exciting, unique and highly imaginative performances, exhibitions, and happenings, for diverse practices and diverse identities, for those with LGBTQIA+ identity, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people with disabilities. Paper Mountain is firmly committed to sustainable and ethical creative practice.

Endless Answers

In addition to our regular Peaks programming, we will be running a week of experimental short performances, exhibitions and happenings entitled Endless Answers. All applications received for Endless Answers will be selected by chance – applications will be assigned a number and drawn by ballot at the public launch of our Peaks program.

Each project selected for Endless Answers will receive production support from Paper Mountain staff. We encourage all to submit, as this is an opportunity to perform at Fringe regardless of your background, experience, or networks. Anyone can be an answer.

What’s on offer as part of Paper Mountain’s PEAKS 2019?

  • The opportunity to be part of a unique and exciting Fringe World initiative
  • Production assistance and group feedback from the Paper Mountain team
  • The opportunity to work alongside contemporary artists from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Assistance with marketing and promotion of your project
  • Photographic documentation
  • Endless Answers participants receive peer-to-peer creative workshops, support and assistance.
  • Access to free rehearsal space
  • Free passes to our exclusive 2019 preview night on Thursday 17 January, 2019

How to apply

If you are interested in being part of PEAKS 2019 please submit an email application to including the following details:

  • Current CV
  • Artist biography
  • One sentence description of your proposed work or performance including title
  • A longer, paragraph description of the proposed work.
  • Examples of past work, or work-in-progress documentation of your Peaks project. (Acceptable formats are: up to 5 minutes of video; up to 5 pictures; media documentation (review of previous work); or a weblink to an online folio.)

Submissions close 23:59 AWST, Monday 17 September 2018.


If you’d like to apply to be part of Endless Answers, all you need to send through is your name, contact details and a short 150 word paragraph of your idea to Hannan Jones & SJ Finch (Peaks Project Officers) at with “Endless Answers” in the email subject line by 23:59 AWST, 17 September 2018.

If you have any queries, or would like to talk through your idea, please get in touch. We’d love to chat.

We acknowledge that this program will take place on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Main image: Michelle Aitken in Future’s Eve by Hey Precious, Paper Mountain PEAKS 2018. Photo by Naoto Hara Photography.