Information for artists

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We’d love to hear from you – and particularly if you’re from Regional Victoria and your practice involves ceramic, glass, sculpture or works on paper. If your practice sits outside these media, we’d still like to hear from you of course!

Download our Expression of Interest form if you’d like to exhibit with us.

Background

Mansfield Art Gallery is a small, privately run art gallery in Regional Victoria. It is dedicated to providing a space for visual artists to display their work and for art lovers to explore and appreciate art in many forms.

We have an inspiring annual exhibition program, and particularly welcome expressions of interest from artists working in Regional Victoria, with sculpture, ceramics, glass, works on paper and textiles. We love big ideas and we also need to make sales to help sustain our existence and support your practice, so we particularly want to hear from artists with exciting and adventurous projects and artwork who are also able to offer some affordable pieces that our customers can take home with them.

Themes

Our exhibition themes are open to artist interpretation and we welcome ‘loose’ interpretation and imaginative thinking. To see the themes for upcoming exhibitions, visit our website.

Narrative

We believe that people will appreciate your art even more if together we can provide some context. We also understand that when an artist tells the story behind a piece of art it can crystallise their own thoughts about their practice. When we accept your work into our gallery we’ll work with you to create information about you and your work that will sit alongside your pieces in our gallery space, and in our catalogues and promotional material. We will collaborate closely with you and will not publish anything that you’re uncomfortable with.

Copyright and use of images

You retain copyright in your work.

When you send us photographs of your work and if we accept your work in our gallery, you grant us a non‐exclusive license to publish and reproduce images for promotional purposes, online and in print. When we use images of your work online, we will ensure you are named correctly and that where possible we provide links back to your social media and internet pages and profiles.

Insurance and shipping

Together, we will ensure safe passage of your artwork to and from the gallery. We expect that you have taken out insurance to cover your work during shipping. We have taken out insurance to cover exhibitions at the gallery and for limited shipping. We always recommend that artists have their own insurance.

Conditions of sale

Mansfield Art Gallery retains a 35% commission for the sale of all artworks.  We’ll work with you to ensure your work is priced in such a way that it reflects your hard work and sits within an affordable price range. We make payments on the 15th of each month, based on cleared payments received since the previous payment.

Publicity and promotion

Each themed exhibition includes an opening and the Mansfield Art Gallery arranges media release, advertising, the production of an invitation postcard, mailouts by post and email.

There is no cost to exhibiting artists.

We ask artists to provide photos of themselves and their art if requested. We ask you to promote the exhibition in your own networks. We will work with you to provide a story around your work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Artist expression of interest form

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Interested in exhibiting with us? Download an expression of interest form, complete it and send it by email or post. We’ll have an online form here soon.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Download the form (PDF)” align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-file” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mansfieldartgallery.com.au%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F02%2Fmag-artist-expression-of-interest-20160207.pdf||” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true”][vc_btn title=”Download the form (Word)” align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-angle-double-down” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mansfieldartgallery.com.au%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F02%2Fmag-artist-expression-of-interest-20160207.doc||” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Any questions? Talk to Mim, call her mobile on 0407 664 202 or by email at mansfieldartgallery@gmail.com

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