Exhibit with Us!
Learn more below.
Why should I exhibit my art at the West Gippsland Arts Centre?
There are plenty of reasons to exhibit your art in our spaces!
The West Gippsland Arts Centre is a Gippsland landmark with over 3,000 tourists and locals interacting with our spaces – and your art! Combine this with our ability to host an opening night for your exhibition or community workshops, and this can help to promote your art to a wide audience! The Art Centre’s website is also a hive of web traffic and every month can see up to 5,000 or more unique visits from in and beyond the Baw Baw Shire. Your art will be displayed in dedicated areas of our website with links to your online
presence. Finally, our social media accounts are extensively followed with over 13K followers! It is our pleasure to put our social media presence to work to share your art and help to grow your social media
Overall, exhibiting your art at the West Gippsland Arts Centre has a lot of benefits for enhancing the visibility of your work and also for the broader community!
Do I need to be a resident of the Baw Baw Shire to apply?
No, applications are welcome from artists inside and outside of the Baw Baw Shire.
Do I need to be an experienced artist to exhibit my work?
The West Gippsland Arts Centre is a place for emerging and experienced artists. We are just as proud to work with an emerging artist showcasing their first exhibition as we are showcasing an artist with forty years of experience. The West Gippsland Arts Centre is and always will be a community space supporting the creative arts at all levels of skill and experience.
What type of artwork or mediums can be displayed? And, are there any restrictions on theme or subject matter?
All our exhibition spaces are installed with hanging systems designed for 2D artworks. Sculpture or 3D work can also be displayed, but where plinths or free-standing display cases are required these should be supplied by the artist and must be signed off for compliance with OH&S standards before installation. We also have screens to display digital or multimedia artwork, however, we are limited in this capacity.
As the West Gippsland Arts Centre is a family-friendly and accessible community space, all exhibition
themes must be suitable for general audiences.
How many artworks do I need to exhibit at the West Gippsland Arts Centre?
There is no set number of artworks required for an exhibition. We have multiple exhibition spaces that can suit both large and small exhibitions. Where applicable, multiple artists can also exhibit concurrently in different spaces or collaborate.
How much does it cost to exhibit at the West Gippsland Arts Centre?
There is no fee applicable for the use of our exhibition spaces.
Can I sell my exhibition artwork at the West Gippsland Arts Centre?
Yes, artists are welcome to advertise their works for sale in their exhibition. However, the sale and collection of funds is the sole responsibility of the artist.
Does the West Gippsland Arts Centre charge a commission on artworks sold?
No, we do not collect a commission.
Can I have an opening night to celebrate my exhibition? Or can I run a workshop or community event related to my exhibition?
We are happy to support opening nights for exhibiting artists. Likewise, we can work with you to develop and run a workshop or community event related to your exhibition. Opening nights and workshops must be planned before the exhibition’s starting date to allow us to allocate staff, catering, and marketing activities.
Do I need public liability insurance?
Each artist must obtain or hold public liability insurance. Artwork will not be insured against loss, theft or damage by Baw Baw Shire Council or the West Gippsland Art Centre.
What are my responsibilities as an exhibiting artist?
It is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist to complete all paperwork on a timely date before the exhibition’s start date.
Selected artists will be required to meet with the Cultural Development Officer before their exhibition
period to plan out how the works will be installed to ensure that they meet a professional standard. Then, artists will need to provide all the necessary paperwork before the exhibition date including proof of public liability insurance, exhibition descriptions, etc.
Lastly, it is the sole responsibility of the Artist (and their team) to hang/display all artwork and remove it after the exhibition. The West Gippsland Arts Centre is happy to provide you with the appropriate resources to assist you. However, our staff are unavailable to assist you in the actual hanging/display of
How many exhibitions are there per year and how long do they run for?
There is a maximum of 6 exhibitions per calendar year.
Exhibitions can run over multiple months depending on their size and if they are also able to provide added community engagement opportunities. If an exhibition is small the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) may choose to run two exhibitions simultaneously (one exhibition per level).
Exhibition changeover will be the first Monday of the month or another Monday specified in your agreement, which will be a ‘non-exhibiting day’.
How are artists selected to exhibit their work?
Artist applications are examined and selected by an external Arts & Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC)
and Cultural Development Officer.
I have exhibited at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in the past. Can I exhibit again?
Yes, artists who have exhibited with us before are encouraged to apply again with new work.
Applications Are Closed.
Please stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram accounts for future Artist Expression of Interests for 2025. EOI's generally open from August to October but may change from year to year.
In the meantime, we recommend visiting our Exhibitions page below.