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Exhibition Proposals

If you are interested in exhibiting at Lismore Regional Gallery, we are seeking proposals from early-career artists to present new work in the Jenny Dowell Gallery.

Prominently located at the Gallery entrance, the Jenny Dowell Gallery is prioritised for local early-career artists in a program of about seven exhibitions each year. With a large floor-to-ceiling window, the exhibition will be highly visible to passers-by and audiences engaging in activities in the Lismore Quadrangle.

Our program is planned years in advance and is balanced each year to reflect the diverse interests and voices of people from our region and beyond, this impacts our decisions in selecting the exhibitions we present. In the other four galleries, we showcase curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions, and a rotation of the permanent collection.

Artists receive a fee of $500 for the exhibition and are responsible for its installation and de-installation.

Gallery Specifications

- Space is approx. 9.8m x 3.5m x 3.4m high.
- Gallery lighting and hanging tracks. 

Proposal requirements
- A maximum of 10 images.
- Your CV or artist biography.
- One page including your artist statement with the exhibition concept and ideas for public programming.
- Date preference.
- Links to your website, if available.

To increase accessibility, video submissions outlining your CV and artist statement are welcome. Ensure the video is no longer than 5 minutes, then upload the video to YouTube (as a private video) and share the link. 

Submit your proposal by email to art.gallery@lismore.nsw.gov.au with the subject line: Exhibition proposal submission – Your Name. 

Key dates

Proposals may be submitted anytime throughout the year. A selection panel will assess all proposals following the below schedule.  

- Exhibition proposals open on 19 January 2024
- Exhibition proposals close on 1 November 2024
- All applicants notified by 1 December 2024