:Call for Artists:

CBD Gallery and BLAC are pleased to announce that we are now embarking on an expansion programme at the Gallery.

Over the past few years we have been operating a highly experimental Gallery initiative in Brisbanes CBD, with the express purpose of developing a viable, sustainable, and
independant, alternative market for local, original artwork and culture.

Since our inception we have trialled many kinds of events, exhibitions, systems, and activities through our venue. Due to the speculative nature of these activities, our programs have often yeilded mixed results, partial success and partial failure, across a range of criteria including financial, social, human resource, ethical, artistic, audience development, marketing, sales, event management, power sharing, committee management, curating, decorations, entertainment, media, the list goes on.

At the height of our success we were feilding 60-70 artists per event, and drawing audience numbers up to 400 per show.

However the sustainability of this system, among other aspects, tended to be weak, leading to the downsizing of our then current program, in preperation for a reworking of the organisational structure, regular schedule, and venue presentation towards a more organic and sustainable system.

After a years effort, we beleive we have now developed the crucial sustainable quality we were lacking in our previous programmes, and are subsequently now looking to restock the Gallery with local artists, and move once again towards our goal of developing a thriving independant market for local cultural product.

:Artist Participation:

Basically speaking these are the new guidlines for artist participation.

Cost for a feature space is $30/week

Exhibitions are weekly

A minimum 3 month commitment is required,
paid monthly in advance. (due on the first of every month)

No commission on sales.

Hang more or less what u like, how u like as long as its presentable.

Art storage available at $50 per week.

No Gallery Sales facilitation.

Artists can share walls but all artists must pay a minimum of $20/week to participate.

All participating artists need to take turns to curate opening nights including catering, entertainment and decorations/themes, marketing/promotions etc. (although the gallery will maintain its own regular emailouts, media liaisons, etc.)

This is the gist of our new system, artists are welcome to sign up starting any Friday of their choice, Offer available first in best dressed, any questions, please ask, and please feel free to forward this on to anyone u think might be interested :)

www.facebook.com david hooper

  • Age: 47
  • Joined: March 2008


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Wow, red bubble :) it comes highly recommended, Im hoping its awesome. I guess its like meeting a new friend, u get introduced by a common aquaintance who says theyre awesome, so u hang out, who knows where itll lead :) / Im uploading things at the moment, like alot of artists i guess Im trying to take advantage of the internet and make some business, although most of my business success to dat…
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