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Level Up Gallery: Exhibition

Exhibiting opportunity 2019

Level Up studio + gallery is a youth arts incubator which supports and nurtures the development of young emerging artists in the early stages of their career.

Level Up gallery is a contemporary art space offering young emerging artists aged 16 – 35 years from the Gold Coast and surrounding areas the opportunity to exhibit and develop their skills. It’s a great opportunity to showcase in a professional venue, sell works and make industry contacts.

Eight group exhibitions are available between January and December 2020 for five weeks duration including installation and pack up.

How to apply

For applications to be considered, applicants must complete and submit the Level Up Exhibition application form.

Complete and submit the expression of interest form as well as support documentation as specified in the form:

Applications are to be emailed to levelup@goldcoast.qld.gov.au by 11.59pm, Tuesday 29 October 2019.

Gallery information session

Artists are invited to attend an information session to view the gallery and get tips on how to apply to exhibit your works in 2020.

Level Up studio + gallery
Level 1 Shops 143, The Strand, Coolangatta
6pm to 7pm


Key dates

Date Action
Tuesday 1 October 2019 Applications open
Thursday 24 October 2019 Information session
Tuesday 29 October 2019 Applications close
Thursday 14 November 2019 Successful applicants notified

Who should apply?

The Level Up gallery is open to artists aged 16 to 35 years who are living on the Gold Coast and in neighbouring councils and shires. Group applications of three artists or more must be made up of at least half Gold Coast residents. While proposals for solo shows will not be accepted, Level Up can group together individual artists if you are unable to supply a group proposal. However, our preference is to receive group applications.

Artists practicing in any of the following disciplines may apply (but not limited to):

  • visual arts, drawing and illustration
  • painting and printmaking
  • sculpture, installation and ceramics
  • design and photography
  • digital and multimedia works
  • inter-disciplinary works.

There are some art forms we may not have capacity to accommodate due to the type of gallery space limitations and public safety requirements.

Artists under the age of 18 years, where application is successful, will be required to have their parent or guardian sign to accept the Level Up Gallery Terms and Conditions and Guidelines for use and agree to abide by the stated conditions, on behalf of the applicant.

What to expect

Artists will be required to:

  • Commit to a five-week exhibition.
  • Coordinate an opening night event - including catering and distributing invitations.
  • Provide post feedback on your gallery experience.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Artists will be selected on the basis of their completed submission, and all exhibitions must:

  • have a clear and original curatorial intention
  • have artistic merit
  • artists meet the curatorial objectives of the proposed exhibition.

Gallery specifications

Level Up gallery is located within The Strand Shopping Centre (72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta) and includes:

  • gallery space of 109 square metres
  • glassed frontage providing 24/7 viewing
  • professional quality hanging system for artworks (28 metres)
  • gallery track lighting system
  • hard concrete flooring.

Support provided

  • Level Up gallery artspace free of charge, no venue hire fee or commission on artworks;
  • Curatorial assistance, artwork installation and exhibition support material (flyer, e-invitation, roomsheet and didactic panels) provided by Level Up staff;
  • Marketing and promotions of exhibition and opening night, online and print format;
  • Opportunities to engage in other Level Up studio + gallery initiatives.

Conditions of use

  • Application form to be completed and submitted by due date.
  • Group applications are encouraged and given preference. Applicants will be advised of results with successful applicants provided with exhibition dates and confirmation of group contact person.
  • Successful applicants will be required to sign an artist agreement outlining the full terms and conditions of exhibiting at Level Up gallery.
  • Applicants will be required to supply supplementary exhibition material for promotions (e.g. photos of artworks, headshot and artist bio) eight weeks out from exhibition start date.
  • There are special considerations when exhibiting at Level Up gallery at The Strand at Coolangatta shopping centre. Gallery will have visitors of all ages including children and families, artworks must be of an appropriate nature. We are unable to show artworks that:
    • feature nudity or are an overtly sexual nature
    • can be construed as overtly violent or threatening
    • contain profanities, obscenities or content that is graphic in nature
    • conflicts with City of Gold Coast key policies and messages.
  • Artwork must be delivered exhibition ready (with D-rings or equivalent fixed 6-8 centimetres from top of frame), dry and completed. Artists are responsible for costs including fixtures, framing and transportation.
  • Level Up does not take any commission on artworks sold and will broker interest by prospective buyers directly to the artist.
  • Exhibition opening catering requirements are to be arranged and supplied by the exhibiting group.

All enquires

Level Up studio + gallery
Phone: 07 5581 6691
Email: levelup@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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