Curated by Amelia Dowling, Even more beautiful IRL, 2022, installation view. Photo by Lucy Foster.
Curated by Amelia Dowling, Even more beautiful IRL, 2022, installation view. Photo by Janelle Low.
Aylsa McHugh, Shadowlands, 2021, installation view.
Sevim Dogan Ozkan, Ali Choudhry, Max Iannantuono, Call me home, 2022, installation view. Photo by Lucy Foster.
Sevim Dogan Ozkan, Ali Choudhry, Max Iannantuono, Call me home, 2022, installation view. Photo by Lucy Foster.
Hugh Davies and Yoko Nakazawa, Calligraphic Media, 2018, installation view.
Kym Maxwell and Ali McCann, The Turn, 2017, installation view.
LGBTQIA+ in Moonee Valley, 2018, installation view.
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Boadle Hall

Call for entries open 1 - 31 August 2021

Incinerator Gallery exhibits work by emerging and established artists, curators and community groups in Boadle Hall each year. The space is well-suited to group or solo exhibitions across painting, printmaking, installation, textiles, sculpture, or video.

Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a consideration of the local area, history, or community through their application. For example, the proposal for a site-specific artwork, a public program, or a connection to Moonee Valley.

 

There is no charge to exhibit in Boadle Hall and selected applicants will receive the following:

- $1,000 artist or curatorial fee to exhibit;

- 9-week exhibition duration;

- Support in exhibition design, writing, curatorial and technical assistance, marketing and publicity;

- Public Program engaging with the Moonee Valley community, such as a workshop or event;

- An official opening alongside other exhibitions.

 

Artists wishing to exhibit their work within Boadle Hall are encouraged to get in touch to discuss their proposal. Contact Incinerator Gallery on (03) 9243 1750 (Tuesday to Friday) or email incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au to speak with the Community Arts Officer.

Interested in exhibiting Offsite? Find out more.

Previous calls for entries to exhibit Offsite and in Boadle Hall have been highly competitive for each exhibition round. Each application is carefully considered and reviewed by the selection panel consisting of curatorial and gallery staff.

Each exhibition proposal will be considered against the following selection criteria:  

  • Proposals that demonstrate artistic, conceptual, and technical merit.
  • Proposals that demonstrate a consideration of the local area, audience, history, or community through their application. For example, the proposal for a site-specific artwork, a public program, or an artist's connection to Moonee Valley.
  • Appropriateness of works and/or proposal to the exhibition space/s nominated and the overall feasibility of the proposal to be delivered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Boadle Hall & Offsite Exhibitions

 

Applications to exhibit in the Boadle Hall Community Gallery for 2022 will open Monday, 1 August and close Wednesday, 31 August at 5pm.

Moonee Valley City Council employees, Councillors and their immediate family (siblings, children, grandparents and spouse) are not eligible to apply.

All applicants are encouraged to visit the exhibition nominated exhibition space before submitting your application.

 

Successful applicants are provided with the following:

  • $1,000 artist or curatorial fee to exhibit;
  • 9-week exhibition duration;
  • Support in exhibition design, writing, curatorial and technical assistance, marketing and publicity;
  • Support developing a public program to engage with the Moonee Valley community, such as a workshop or event;
  • An official opening alongside other exhibition..

 

Selection criteria

Previous calls for entries to exhibit Offsite and in Boadle Hall have been highly competitive for each exhibition round. Each application is carefully considered and reviewed by the selection panel consisting of curatorial and gallery staff.

Each exhibition proposal will be considered against the following selection criteria:  

  • Proposals that demonstrate artistic, conceptual, and technical merit.
  • Proposals that demonstrate a consideration of the local area, audience, history, or community through their application. For example, the proposal for a site-specific artwork, a public program, or an artist's connection to Moonee Valley.
  • Appropriateness of works and/or proposal to the exhibition space/s nominated and the overall feasibility of the proposal to be delivered.

Outcomes are final and appeals will not be considered.

 

Exhibition Agreement

Successful applicants will be issued an agreement from the Incinerator Gallery which must be signed and returned within one week of being received.

 

Exhibition design and equipment (Boadle Hall)

Incinerator Gallery is able to provide 10 mobile walls measuring 2.3m x 2.4m each and plinths of various sizes, subject to availability and prior arrangement.

The available space cannot exceed 7.5m x 7.5m, although the dimensions can vary within this due to the mobile walls capacity to decrease or increase the display area.

We have final say over what is exhibited in the space, including the number of works and layout.

 

Exhibition design and equipment (Offsite)

Each Offsite venue using a hanging track mounting system. No nails, screws, or other fixings may be used Offsite. The number of works available is subject to the hanging infrastructure and hooks available, usually up to 10 small to medium framed 2D artworks per exhibition, however staff will discuss this with you in more detail to find the most appropriate space and layout.

 

Installation and de-installation (Boadle Hall)

At least one month prior to your exhibition you will be required to meet with gallery staff to discuss your installation and layout requirements.

Incinerator Gallery staff will hang the exhibition in consultation with you as the artist/curator. All 2D/3D artworks must be mounted, framed or on stretchers and wired ready for hanging before delivery to the gallery. The wires must be able to support the weight of the artwork. Any works deemed unsafe for hanging or display will not be installed.

All audio-visual media must be loaded onto a Windows-formatted USB before arriving at the gallery. For multi-channel works, all playback devices (i.e. media players) must be synchronised before arriving at the gallery.

You will be issues installation and de-installation dates in your contact. You must ensure your work is delivered on time to meet this deadline. You are responsible for the safe delivery and pick up of your work.

Your exhibition must remain on display for the agreed exhibition dates. You must collect your works by the date specified in your exhibition agreement. This is normally on the Monday after the closing date, please refer to the dates in your contract.

 

Installation and de-installation (Offsite)

At least one month prior to your exhibition you will be required to meet with gallery staff to discuss your installation and layout requirements.

Incinerator Gallery staff will hang the exhibition in consultation with you as the artist/curator. All 2D artworks must be mounted, framed or on stretchers and wired ready for hanging using the track system before delivery to the gallery. The wires must be able to support the weight of the artwork. It is not permissible to use nails, sticky tape or blu tack to hang works. Any works deemed unsafe for hanging or display will not be installed.

You will be issues installation and de-installation dates in your contact. You must ensure your work is delivered on time to meet this deadline. You are responsible for the safe delivery and pick up of your work.

Your exhibition must remain on display for the agreed exhibition dates. You must collect your works by the date specified in your exhibition agreement. This is normally on the Monday after the closing date, please refer to the dates in your contract.

While it is permissible for Offsite artworks on display to show prices, Incinerator Gallery staff do not broker or sell artworks on your behalf, nor they collect fees of any kind. Works sold during the course of the exhibition are the sole responsibility of the artist/curator to maintain, manage, and deliver.

 

Opening event (Boadle)

The opening event will be held alongside other exhibitions on the first Friday of the exhibition period between 6 – 8pm. The exhibition opening will be catered for by Incinerator Gallery. You will receive a digital e-invite to distribute to guests, a listing in Art Guide, and promotion on Incinerator’s social media and eNewsletter.

 

Opening event (Offsite)

Opening events are not held as part of Offsite exhibitions. You will receive promotion on Incinerator’s social media and eNewsletters, in addition to a digital listing at Incinerator Gallery, the Civic Centre, and the Libraries.

 

Public Program (Boadle)

A public program will be co-curated by Incinerator in consultation with you as the artist/curator and developed in the lead up to the exhibition install period. The delivery will occur during the exhibition period.

 

Public Program (Offsite)

All Offsite artists will participate in the Art Bus Tour public program curated by Incinerator Gallery, where each artist will give a short presentation to a small group of participants attending the tour. You will be paid $100 artist fee for your participation in the event.

 

Submitting supporting material

You must submit supporting materials with your application using the online form.

You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your form online. Please contact us on (03) 9243 1750 or at incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au if you do not receive confirmation.

 

Supporting material should include:

  • a selection of images of your proposed work or past work
  • group applications must include an example of work from each artist
  • a list of all the works you are proposing to exhibit including the artist, title, year, medium, dimensions, and indicate whether they are proposed works or past works

Q. Can I apply for more than one exhibition space?

A. Yes, you may apply for more than one exhibition space by selecting other spaces within the drop-down menu in the application form. However, the proposals that have the best chance of success demonstrate clear and feasible intentions for the selected space/s. We therefore encourage you to visit the space before applying and to discuss you application with the Community Arts Officer if you're unsure.

 

Q. I'd like to exhibit my artworks, but I'm not interested in holding a public program. Can I still apply?

Yes, for artists planning to exhibit in one of our Offsite exhibition spaces as there is no expectation to develop a public program alongside your exhibition, however, you are asked to participate in the Art Bus Tour, which will occur on a Saturday during the exhibition period and you will be paid $100 for your participation.

No, if you are an artist or curator planning to exhibit in Boadle Hall. As part of our role as a local public gallery, we are committed to providing engaging and accessible opportunities for engagement with our audience through public programming. As part of the $1,000 fee we pay artists and curators, we ask that you commit to working with us to co-curate a public program, such as an artist talk, workshop, or event during the exhibition period.

 

Q. I'm a curator and have an idea for a group exhibition I'd like to show, but I haven't confirmed all the artists. Can I still apply?

A. Yes, you can still apply. While we ask that artists and curators apply with strong and developed proposals, we understand that projects are sometimes still in-development during the application stage. 

 

 

Applications open on Monday, 1 August 2022 and close on Wednesday, 31 August at 11.59pm.