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.
J Davies, The Sentimentality of Something Unseen, 2023, installation view. Photo by Gianna Rizzo.
J Davies, The Sentimentality of Something Unseen, 2023, installation view. Photo by Gianna Rizzo.
J Davies, The Sentimentality of Something Unseen, 2023, installation view. Photo by Gianna Rizzo.
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Boadle Hall

Call for proposals to exhibit in 2025 will open 1-30 June.

Please keep up to date for future opportunities to exhibit by subscribing to our e-news.

 

Incinerator Gallery exhibits work by emerging and established artists, curators and community groups in Boadle Hall each year. The space is suited to a wide-range of arts practices including painting, installation, or sculpture. All applicants are encouraged to visit the exhibition nominated exhibition space before submitting your application.

Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their application a consideration of the local area, history, or community in their artwork.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • $1,000 artist or curatorial fee to exhibit
  • 9-week exhibition
  • Curatorial assistance
  • Marketing support
  • Public program development opportunity
  • An official opening, alongside other exhibitions

 

If you have any further questions please contact Incinerator Gallery at 180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie, or via 9243 1750 or incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au

 

The following categories will be used to assess submissions:

  • Artistic Merit: This category evaluates the visual and aesthetic quality of your artwork, taking into consideration your use of form, color, composition, and other elements of visual language. This category evaluates your conceptual communication of the ideas behind your artwork, and will be judged on how well the visual qualities of the artwork demonstrate these concepts.
  • Technical Merit: This category evaluates your technical skills in executing your chosen medium. Your submission will be judged on how well you have mastered your medium and materials, including your attention to detail and precision in execution.
  • Consideration of the exhibition space and local area: This category evaluates the degree to which your artwork acknowledges the site-specific nature of the exhibition venue. This includes consideration of the local area, history, or community.
  • Public Engagement and Communication of Ideas: This category evaluates your consideration and ideas to present a public program at Incinerator Gallery as part of your exhibition.

Exhibition proposals for Boadle Hall will open on Saturday, 1 June 2024 at 12am and close Sunday, 30 June 2024 at 11.59pm.

  1. Proposals
    • Proposals will only be accepted between Saturday, 1 June and Sunday, 30 June 2024. Only online submissions will be accepted.
    • All information included in the proposal must be true. Incorrect information may make proposals ineligible and the Artist may be held responsible for any loss caused to the organiser.
    • It is free to apply.
  2. Eligibility
    • Artworks must have been created within the last five years.
    • Proposals are only accepted from Artists currently living and working in Australia.
    • Moonee Valley City Council employees, volunteers, and councillors, or their family members, relatives or household members are ineligible to enter.
  1. Artist Responsibilities
    • Artists must ensure that they can meet all Terms and Conditions before submitting their application.
    • The artwork must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
    • Artists agree that:
      • The artwork is their sole original work.
      • The Artist has the power to grant the rights under the artwork.
      • The Artist has obtained any appropriate releases, including locations, collaborators, and/or performers.
      • The Artist is entitled to reproduce any rights in the artwork.
      • The Artist will compensate the organiser against any loss resulting from breach of these promises.
  1. Exhibition Conditions
    • All artworks selected for the exhibition remain the property of the Artist.
    • The Artist is responsible for the packaging and transportation of the artwork to and from the Gallery within the time period set.
    • The final layout of the exhibition is determined by Incinerator Gallery. All efforts of site-specific installation will be considered, but may not be accommodated.
    • Incinerator Gallery will install and de-install artworks.
    • The Artist is responsible for providing the equipment required to exhibit the artwork.
    • All artworks and supplied equipment must comply with OH&S standards. See gov.au/occupational-health-and-safety-act-and-regulations.
    • The Artist must complete and sign the Artist Exhibition Agreement and return within the requested timeframe.
    • Artworks will be insured by Moonee Valley City Council for the duration of the exhibition and installation period. This does not include during transportation.
    • Moonee Valley City Council will not be responsible for artworks not collected within the time period specified by Incinerator Gallery and will be disposed of at the discretion of Council.
    • The Artist will receive a $1,000 fee to exhibit their artwork in the Atrium (minus 11% superannuation contribution to their nominated fund).
  2. Use of Images
    • The Artist will include with their proposal a high-resolution image (at least 1600 pixels wide at 300DPI) of the entered work.
    • It is recognised that authorship and copyright of works entered belongs to the artist.
    • If selected, the Artist gives permission for Moonee Valley City Council to use:
      • images of artworks;
      • their name, biographical details and likeness for marketing purposes;
      • the Artist will be attributed to the work as reasonably possible wherever the image is reproduced.
  1. Selection
    • Decisions for selections are final and appeals will not be considered.
    • Incinerator Gallery reserves the right to accept or reject any artworks proposed.

Boadle Hall is suited to a wide-range of arts practices including painting, installation, or sculpture. We invite your creative responses to the space and encourage you to visit the venue in person before applying. 

Features:

  • Maximum exhibition space of 7.5m x 7.5m. Dimensions can vary within this due to the mobile walls capacity to change the display area.

  • 10 mobile walls measuring 2.3m x 2.4m each

  • Polished floorboards
  • Plinths of various sizes, subject to availability 

Q. What does it mean to consider the exhibition venue?

This means that you have given thought to how artworks will be displayed in the space given the constraints of the venue, such as multifunctional use and heritage overlay.

 

Q. Can I drill into the ceiling?

No, Boadle Hall is protected by a heritage overlay and modifications cannot be made to the building. Artworks can be suspended from the beams in consultation with gallery staff.

 

Q. Can I present projection artwork?

Boadle Hall is a light-filled space and not ideally suited to projection artwork. Previous exhibitions have successfully presented video works on monitors.

Applications open: Saturday, 1 June 2024

Applications close: Sunday, 30 June 2024

Successful applicants notified by: Thursday 1 August 2024