Art Month’s Shout Out to Emerging Artists

News Feb 04, 2010 1 Comment

Art Month kicks off in Sydney in March and features exhibitions in more than 50 galleries including public museums, commerical spaces, ARIs and auction houses. Art Month will also be staging a series of lectures, tours, workshops and symposiums. The Art Life will be taking part in a program for emerging arts writers [more details to come]. But right now, there are great opportunities for emerging artists to show their work – and schmooze and booze with art world gliterrati. Time to get on to it:

Call for Submissions from Emerging Artists

Art Month Sydney is a new event for the Australian visual arts calendar scheduled for March 2010… During a month long program we will collectively promote our industry, artists and venues. As part of the Program’s commitment to promote and provide opportunities for all groups within the arts we plan to help emerging artists to secure valuable contacts with galleries, and potential exhibition space.

Applications are open to young and emerging artists – who have not yet held a solo exhibition of their work in a commercial gallery.

A team of curators will select 40 applicants to participate in workshops run by Australian Business Arts Foundation and held at Artbank’s Rosebery premises.

Participants will then be invited to participate in a Speed Dating Program where they will have the opportunity to present themselves and their work in a short pitch to 30 of Sydney’s leading gallerists and curators.

This Event is scheduled to take place on 31st March, 2010.

Those artists participating will then be invited to stay for the Art Month Closing party for further networking opportunities with gallery owners, curators and writers.

The winner of the Speed Dating program will be awarded a one week solo exhibition at Gallery II, Danks Street Galleries in Waterloo, (kindly donated by Leo Christie to the value of over $1700) and a grant for Art materials from Eckersleys Art Supplies for $2,000 of materials.

Applications should include 5 images of an artist’s work, total not exceeding 5 mgb, together with a one page CV, and a 500 word Artist Statement. Applications Close Monday 15th February. Email Applications to: Mandy O’Bryan: speeddating [at]

Please note that only successful artists will be notified, by telephone and in writing, by Friday 26th February, 2010.

Forms for the Speed Dating program will be available via the Sydney Art Month Facebook Page from 27th January 2010.

For further information regarding Sydney Art Month check the following links: (including registration for e-news)
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Social networks- and (search for Art Month Sydney)

Art Month Sydney acknowledges the support of Leo Christie, Carriageworks, Eckersley’s art and craft, Artbank, and the Australian Business Arts Foundation in staging this event.

The Art Life

One Comments

  1. Hi,

    As a young adult living in Sydney I have to work a full time job. In my spare time I draw but i have not yet enjoyed any time to show my art to any galleries. I also don’t get a great amount of time to research about opportunities like the ones you have been offering as part of Art Month and hence I have only just found out about a few whose dates have passed.

    I am an emerging artist and would love an opportunity to show my work – i don’t quite know where to begin however. You can view my drawings at a website i have just set up:

    If you have any suggestions as to who may be interested in my work i would be greatly appreciative!

    Many thanks,


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