Northern Rivers Community Gallery (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 art practice.
NRCG presents innovative projects from emerging, mid-career and established artists. Our facility features four professional exhibition spaces with the ability to support diverse creative outputs. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations artists, artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Deaf and Disabled artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.⁠
NRCG seeks to support a broad range of projects and approaches to contemporary art practice. We particularly value socially-engaged, research-based, and experimental projects that will captivate and challenge our audiences.⁠
Applications are accepted all year round and are usually assessed once a year for the following financial year 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.

Applications for the July 2023 - February 2024 Exhibition program are now OPEN.

The application deadline has been extended to midnight, Sunday, 4 September 2022.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

*Please note, this Call Out has now closed (updated 1 Nov 2022)

Creative Studio Space #1 is available from July 2022 on a six or twelve month lease agreement in Ignite Studios, Ballina's creative arts hub. 

Click here for more information or to download an application form to apply. Applications close July 15 2022. 

Change your lifestyle and live and work in a vibrant community and great coastal environment.

Ballina Shire Council is situated on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, 20 minutes from Byron Bay and one hour from the Gold Coast. The Shire is a popular tourism destination with pristine beaches, rainforest retreats and hinterland hideaways.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) has launched 'Virtual Exhibition Events' to compliment our in-house exhibition program. Grab some champas and nibbles and screen the latest or previous exhibitions from the comfort of home. Visit the 'Virtual Exhibition Events' page of our website.



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