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Call out to artists with an asylum seeker and refugee background

Artists with a refugee or asylum seeker background are invited to apply to participate in Home exhibition, which will be staged in November 2017 by the City of Greater Dandenong’s Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre. Home presents works that celebrate the important contribution that refugee and asylum seekers make to the cultural and social fabric of Australia.

Five artists will be shortlisted from the applications received. These artists will be offered financial support up to the amount of $1000 for the production of artworks for the exhibition. Exhibiting artists may be offered further opportunity to participate in the City of Greater Dandenong’s Artist in Residence program.

Artwork may be produced in any media, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video, photography and drawing. Artists are invited to create work based on the refugee or asylum seeker experience or any other thematic interest.

Applications are due by Monday 24 July 2017 and must include artist contact details, images that provide examples of the artist’s previous artwork and title, size and media information.

Artists may submit a maximum of 6 artworks and should include between 1 - 2 images of each work.

Applications will be reviewed by the Arts and Cultural Development Team and shortlisted artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition.



Key exhibition dates

Applications close: Monday 24 July 
Successful artists notified: Monday 21 August
Delivery of artworks by successful artists on or before: Thursday 26 October 
Exhibition launch and announcement of prize winners: Thursday 16 November, 6.30pm


Conditions of entry

  • Eligible artists will have arrived in Australia after 1 January 1990
  • All artworks must be the original works of the artist
  • Artworks must be no larger than 2m (w) by 2m (h) due to gallery design
  • One application per artist will be accepted 
  • Incomplete entries will not be accepted
  • All applications must arrive at Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre by 5pm, Monday 24 July 2017. No late entries will be accepted
  • Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre will notify all successful and unsuccessful artists of the selection outcome

Further information regarding freight deadlines, sales and other important information will be provided to successful applicants. 

For more information contact Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre


How to apply

Applications are to be submitted using the below online form. Otherwise you can print and supply a hard copy form and return it  to Walker Street Gallery, Corner Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong. Applications must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Artist résumé
  • 1 -2 images of each artwork, up to 6 artworks in total

Home Submission Form

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