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Artist Connect - Group 2 -Exhibition Applications

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Event description

This workshop is designed to offer artists valuable insights and practical skills in crafting compelling proposals and applications for exhibiting in contemporary art galleries. Participants will delve into the essential elements of a strong proposal, learning to articulate their artistic vision, conceptual framework, and the significance of their work. The session will cover effective strategies for presenting a cohesive portfolio, creating impactful artist statements, and addressing key considerations that resonate with gallery curators and selection committees. 

What do you get?

Through hands-on exercises and constructive feedback, artists will gain the confidence and tools needed to navigate the competitive process of securing exhibition opportunities in contemporary art spaces.

Who this is for?

Local artists and creative practitioners, students and hobbyists. 

What to expect?

This is a small group session - maximum 10 people. 

5.30pm - arrive and make a cup of tea

6.00pm - Focussed, guided activity

7.00pm - Time to share and meet others in the group

7.30pm - Finish

Who is your host?

Melania Jack is the programs co-ordinator for NorthSite and has 15 years of experience as an artist and facilitator. With a multi-arts practice, video, sound, performance, installation and projection, Melania has exhibited locally and internationally and is part of the award-winning duo, The Ironing Maidens. Melania has a Masters in Creative Industries and is passionate about creating opportunities for regional artists.

What is Artist Connect?

Artist Connect is an informal group that aims to connect local artists and provide a collegial support network. Held on the last Tuesday of each month the group meets to upskill in artist and artist business-related themes such as marketing your art through social media and other skills according to the group's needs. 


NorthSite Members receive priority and free access to this professional development. Membership is $55 annually and additional benefits include 10% off the NorthSite Store, reduced-price tickets to NorthSite events, and 10% off framing at The Picture Framer. Sign up for membership on the NorthSite Website - or visit the NorthSite Store. -

General admission for non-members is $25. For those experiencing financial hardship there is a tiered system. Tickets are refundable up to 24 hours prior to workshop. If you cannot attend, please let us know so someone can take your place. 

Please contact Melania for more information -

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