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The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is housed in a heritage building, built in 1927 as the original Ballina Municipal Council Chambers. Our facility features four professional exhibition spaces with the ability to present a diverse exhibition program. NRCG works with both emerging and established artists to support professional development opportunities. The NRCG welcomes exhibition proposals from artists, designers, curators, community and cultural groups in all art forms including but not limited to: visual arts, sculpture, craft, design, digital media, performance, installation/site specific works and cultural heritage that display innovative ideas and approaches to contemporary arts practice. Exhibitions are rotated every eight weeks.
Applications are accepted all year round and assessed once a year for the following year's exhibition period. Applications close at the end of August each year for the following year’s exhibition period. A Gallery Program panel will consider all applications received by the due date. All applicants will be advised in writing as to the outcome of their application a minimum of 10 weeks after the application closing date. If your application is successful, you will receive a letter with dates offered by the Gallery. The Gallery receives a large number of exhibition applications each round, unfortunately not all applications can be accommodated. Similarly due to wider Gallery programming not all space or date preferences will necessarily be offered to successful applicants.