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Exhibition Proposal

Image:Iain Whittaker: Psychopomp 2011 - Mercury Gallery


Submitting an exhibition proposal

A proposal provides an outline and details of an exhibition or project. It should include:

  • A short biography or curriculum vitae, and contact address.
  • A description of your past and current art practice or interests
  • An exhibition/project outline simply explaining:
  • Your ideas, purpose or concept,
  • Why you would like to exhibit at this Gallery,
  • What benefit or relevance it would have to the local community,
  • Practicalities such as preferred dates, dimensions, no. of works
  • Any costs and how you expect to cover them.
  • Slides, photographs or video of your work. Approx. 5 - 10 clear and detailed examples, as much like the work you intend
    to exhibit as possible.

Please note that...

  • An outline of the Gallery's cultural objectives is below.
  • The Gallery plans its exhibition program up to two years ahead.
  • Floor plans of the Gallery's exhibition spaces may be requested . You may inspect potential spaces. Site specific works are welcome and unusual spaces may be free sooner than the main Galleries.
  • The deputy Director is available to discuss and help you prepare a proposal.
  • The Gallery provides insurance, installation assistance, labelling, an opening, invitation printing and publicity. Catalogue production, unusual publicity, freight or installation costs and touring of the exhibition must be negotiated and may depend on success in gaining outside funding. Artists fees are negotiated.
  • Your proposal will be returned after review by the Gallery's Program Committee. Refer to Proposal Assessment criteria.

Proposals should be sent to: Wollongong Art Gallery, Locked Bag 8821, Wollongong NSW 2500. Attention: Director. 

Proposal Assessment

Your proposal will be assessed by the Gallery's Program Committee for its potential interest to audiences, particularly local ones.

The Gallery also tries to balance the number of exhibitions over several years:

  • In different media: sculpture, painting, crafts, photography etc.
  • Of male and female artists.
  • Of local artists, as well as interstate and international artists.
  • Representing specific cultural or ethnic perspectives.
  • Relevant to contemporary social issues.

Your proposal does not need to address all these issues, however if it is not accepted it may be because we have already scheduled similar exhibitions.

Please do not hesitate to contact John Monteleone, Program Director if you would like to discuss your proposal or if you would like any help at all in preparing your proposal on 4228  7500

WCG Exhibition guidelines.pdf