The Gallery's artistic program is developed over a three-year cycle, engaging in and presenting exhibitions that explore a range of ideas, mediums and practices. Exhibitions are scheduled on a seasonal basis with a maximum of 20 exhibitions a year. The Gallery has nine distinct exhibition spaces, as well as an external panel project space. It brings in a small number of outside exhibitions and projects, and develops a program of in-house contemporary art exhibitions focusing on artists creating new work. Exhibitions, although often diverse in nature, are integrated in the program so that contemporary exhibitions can also have a community focus, or broad themed shows have a strong local relevance.
Submitting an exhibition proposal A proposal provides an outline and details of an exhibition or project.
To assist you with your proposal please refer to the attached PDF Guidelines.
The Gallery plans its exhibition program up to two years ahead. Floor plans of the Gallery's exhibition spaces may be requested. Site specific works are welcome and unusual spaces may be free sooner than the main Galleries. 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.
Wollongong Art Gallery is the only public art museum in Australia with a major exhibiting gallery facing the street. The dramatic curved facade of the Gallery is a public exhibition space with 14 panels for display, with a total of 27 panels around the building. Each panel is 780mm x 2330mm and made of a light weight zincalume. Panels can be displayed up to a period of 12 months. The panels remain the property of the Gallery at the conclusion of any exhibition and artwork will be removed unless otherwise negotiated with the Gallery.
The Program Director, John Monteleone, is available to assist you in preparing proposals for either Exhibitions or Panels. Proposals should be marked 'Attention: Program Director' and sent to: Wollongong Art Gallery, Locked Bag 8821, Wollongong DC NSW 2500.
Other Programs and Prizes
FLOW Wollongong Art Gallery Contemporary Watercolour Prize $20,000 (acquisitive)
This prize Is a biennial competition open to artists from around Australia. The prize aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in watercolour painting, including works on paper in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen and ink, and watercolour mixed media.
Our next Watercolour Prize will be in 2021.