Exhibition applications must include the following:

  1. A completed exhibition application form
  2. Exhibition rationale - limited to one A4 page
  3. Curriculum Vitae - limited to one A4 page for solo artist or three A4 pages for an artist group
  4. Up to 5 high resolution digital images (300dpi, 1-2MB) of recent work by each artist. Images may be provided on disc, via email or in hardcopy (applications supplied without visual material included will not be assessed)
  5. If exhibition proposed is to raise funds for a not-for-profit organisation, a fundraising outline must be attached detailing who / what the fundraising is for and how the funds will be raised

Selection is based on five key criteria:

  1. Clarity: Clear and cohesive exhibition rationale
  2. Innovation: High level of aesthetic values and understanding
  3. Quality: Examples of work that demonstrate experience in producing safe, high quality artworks to maintain public gallery standards
  4. Curatorial: Relevance to other exhibitions in adjoining spaces or wider Gallery programming
  5. Diversity: Preference will be given to applicants who have not exhibited within the previous twelve month period

Services included in the exhibition fees are:

  • layout and installation of the exhibition
  • curatorial advice and support
  • management of artwork sales
  • use of plinths and up to 2 x digital projectors with 2 channel Audio
  • vinyl signage, artwork labels and room didactic panels
  • printed exhibition flyers
  • digital e-flyers
  • promotion of the exhibition and a launch event
  • supervision of the exhibition during gallery hours

Exhibition Fees:

All exhibitions run for a period of 8 weeks.

Exhibition space Area (floor) Running meters (walls) Cost / 8 weeks 2020
Gallery 1 Hanging Work only 17m approx $250
Gallery 2 35m2 13m approx $520
Gallery 3 12m2 7m approx $200
Gallery 4 70m2 24m approx $675
Entire Gallery 117m2 70m approx $1,480

Note: Fees are subject to annual review by Ballina Shire Council

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