Call out for propsals to exhibit or run workshops at Connect@GunningStation

We are looking for Artists and Creatives to exhibit and/or run workshops at Connect@GunnningStation.

This opportunity is open to all artists, at all stages of their career, working in any media and community based Cultural Organisations. Creatives and Organisations must be existing STA Members or be eligible for STA Membership – living within one of our seven LGA

 

Artists are invited to submit expressions of interest to exhibit and/or run workshops that will run alongside a diverse program in 2024 and 2025. 

With the support of the Stronger Country Communities Grant we are able to award a number of exhibitions FREE of charge in 2024 and 2025 from the submitted proposals. Exhibitions are for a period of two consecutive weekends roughly aligned into seasonal allocations. There are four exhibition periods a year, with up to three exhibitions per period. 
Successful exhibitions may also be eligible for financial support for curatorial development and installation costs.
Exhibition opening hours are professionally staffed by the Connect@GunningStation Gallery Officer.

Connect opportunities also extend to professional creative workshops for the community to enjoy. These can be proposed as a public program in support of an exhibition or as a stand-alone workshop. 

We have funding to pay professional creative facilitators for the delivery of a number of full and half day workshops. Workshop facilitators will need to hold PL insurance and have an ABN.

Gallery and Workshop Space Details  

Connect@GunningStation has three dedicated gallery spaces for exhibitions and workshops with an additional dedicated space perfect for meetings and workshops. Proposals can be for one or more of the spaces. 

Parcels Gallery 

Our most intimate gallery space at the Eastern end of the Connect buildings. The Parcels Gallery has a track hanging system installed and has natural light as well as spot lighting for works. There is also a mantle over the heritage fireplace for display of works up to 30cm wide.

The Parcels Gallery has access to portable heating and fans for warmer weather.

Main Gallery 

The old Main waiting room of the train station includes door entry from both the carpark and platform side of the station. The Main Gallery has a track hanging system installed and has natural light as well as spot lighting for works. There is window into the old ticket office and a mantle over the heritage fireplace for display of works up to 30cm wide.

The Main Gallery  has access to portable heating and fans for warmer weather.

Ladies Gallery 

The Ladies Gallery is the old ladies waiting room and includes a unisex toilet accessible at the back of the gallery space.  The Ladies Gallery has a track hanging system installed and has natural light as well as spot lighting for works. There is a mantle over the heritage fireplace for display of works up to 30cm wide.

The Ladies Gallery  has access to portable heating and fans for warmer weather.

Signal Box Room

The Signal Box room is a free-standing structure at the Western end of the station platform. The room is heritage weatherboard outside and lined with timber painted cream. The Signal Box has two entrance doors, one accessible by ramp. The space is flooded with natural light due to the intensive windows on the platform side.

There is no hanging system in the signal box room and the space is perfect for workshops and meetings. 

The Signal Box room is airconditioned. Ramp access to the room is via the western entry door the Eastern door is up one step to enter.

The Offer – Exhibitions

  • We have funding to support Creatives to host a limited number of exhibitions with financial support for curatorial and installation fees.
  • Exhibitions are offered FREE of charge in 2024 and 2025 for a period of two consecutive weekends roughly aligned into seasonal allocations.
  • All sales of work through Connect incur a 30% commission.
  • Funded exhibitions are staffed over the weekends thanks to funding through the Stronger Country Communities Grant.
  • Exhibiting Artists may request or be offered an opportunity to delver an artist talk or similar as part of the public program to support their exhibition.
  • Artists are expected to attend an installation day before the exhibition period and deinstallation following the completion of the exhibition.
  • Artists are expected to supply all packaging for works and liaise with Connect staff to provide all curatorial information and pricing.
  • Artists will provide promotional materials such as images and text in the lead up to exhibitions for promotion proposes.
  • All Connect exhibitions will be completed with an online gallery at the STA website.
  • Connect exhibition periods, installation and deinstallation are covered by STA insurance for damages. Works are not insured by STA during transit to and from the exhibition period.

The Offer – Workshops

  • We have funding to support Creatives to offer a  limited number of creative workshops for the community. 
  • Facilitating artists will receive NAVA rates as artists fees to facilitate full or half day workshops. 
  •  All funded workshops must be offered to the community free of charge.
  • Workshop dates can be noninated by the Artist to occur anytime subject to room availability.
  • All sales of work through Connect incur a 30% commission.
  • Facilitating Artists will supply all materials and tools necessary for workshop delivery.
  • Facilitating Artists are required to carry their own public liability insurance.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply please email the following information to [email protected]

  1. An artist’s CV – as a PDF or link online
  2. 300 word artist’s statement on the proposed exhibition / work / workshop
  3. 300 word (max) statement on your artistic practice – or link online
  4. Images to support your proposal. (Maximum of 5 images) – or link online
  5. Other relevant links to websites and or socials if relevent. 
  6. Referee contact
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Connect @ Gunning Station is new Arts & Cultural hub for the entire region 

  • Connect operates inside the Gunning train Station
  • The station is an active train station with regular trains passing and stopping at the platform including the Sydney Melbourne XPT service twice daily.
  • All spaces at Connect are accessible with level entrances or ramps.
  • Connect has an adjacent carpark with accessible off street car parking.

Most programs at Connect@GunningStation are supported by funding through the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Program over first two years of operation.

Click here to find out more about the program at Connect @ Gunning Station

[email protected]
0405 339 838  
Or by appointment at one of our
Mobile Office locations

PO Box 1323 Goulburn 2580
ABN 67 208 214 681

 

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work. 

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