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Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for our 2024-2025 Exhibition Program. Applications closed 30 June 2023.

Based in the heart of Moseley Square in Glenelg’s Old Town Hall, The Bay Discovery Centre (BDC) encompasses a Visitor Information Outlet, social history museum, and ground floor and mezzanine galleries.

Applications to exhibit are encouraged from:

  • Established and mid-career artists.
  • Emerging artists.
  • Community groups wishing to display artwork.
  • Community members wishing to display with other local artists.
  • Community groups who wish to share small stories or celebrate significant occasions through the creation of a history-based exhibition.

The BDC considers each application on its own merit. Submission of an EOI does not guarantee display within the gallery. Note that the Centre receives a high volume of requests and applications will be considered based on a balanced exhibition program.

The selection criteria will be based upon:

  • Diversity of art forms, artists, and exhibition concepts, to achieve a varied annual exhibition program;
  • Suitability for the location including audience accessibility (this can include technical or technological restrictions);
  • Quality or artistic merit of the artwork (based on images supplied by the applicant);
  • Amount of artworks or artifacts proposed for display;
  • Presentation of a coherent and relevant (i.e. historical relevance) body of work suitable for exhibition;
  • Experience of the artist, based on the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV); and
  • Proposed exhibition concept or theme, taking into consideration BDC's vision and mission and Council’s Arts & Culture Policy.

The BDC Temporary Exhibitions Selection Panel reserves the right to reject any artwork or exhibition proposal in line with the selection criteria and Council’s Arts & Culture Strategy. Successful exhibitors will be notified by telephone and confirmed in writing within four weeks of submissions closing.

Gallery hire options, along with the fee structure have been designed to maximise accessibility and offer a range of options to our community.

  • Council generated/BDC invited artist(s)/group - As agreed.
  • Local Community Groups or individual* - $210.00 for up to 6 weeks.
  • Non Local Group or individual - $410.00 for up to 6 weeks.

The centre comprises a large ground floor exhibition space (approx. 50 running metres) ideally suited to a large solo or group exhibition; sculptural works would also be suited to the space.

The centre caters to local community groups with our small and intimate Mezzanine Gallery. Located within the museum, this space is ideal for Historical Societies and groups wanting to share small stories or celebrate significant occasions or events by creating a display. As the mezzanine space is rotated less frequently, there is an opportunity for your group to display within the museum for up to 12 months, with a minimum of 6 months.

Your group will be expected to work alongside our Assistant Curator, who will negotiate further details if your application is accepted.

  • Transport and insurance of works when in transit.
  • Catering, including beverages and food for opening.
  • If required, completion of short-term Liquor License application and payment of a fee.
  • Any alterations to the walls or building must be made good on completion of the exhibition.

If a launch is required, details and costs will be negotiated with the Assistant Curator including date and time.

EOI Form

Please ensure you have the following ready to upload before completing the form:

  • Up to six images of artwork must have at least two (under 3MB, JPEG, or PNG.).
  • Estimation of artwork value for insurance purposes.
  • List of works to be displayed (PDF).
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