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Artists who are seeking asylum or have a refugee background are invited to apply to participate in HOME.

HOME is a national arts program curated by the City of Greater Dandenong.

Culminating in an exhibition at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre in July 2020, HOME will include a series of workshops and opportunities throughout the first half of 2020.

HOME aims to recognise and nurture artists who recently arrived in Australia and those who have established a new life in Australia. HOME provides opportunities to develop professional pathways in the creative arts sector in Australia.

The program encourages the creation of work around the themes of home and identity. Artists are encouraged to make new work for the exhibition and we will provide support to enable this.

Participants in HOME 2020 will have the following opportunities:

  • Participation in the nationally acclaimed HOME 2020 Exhibition at Walker Street Gallery from 9 July to 15 August 2020
  • An artist fee to support their artistic practice.
  • Attendance at a professional development day in March for HOME artists with guest speakers including curators, gallery directors, marketing and fundraising specialists. Please note, this opportunity does not include flights and accommodation.
  • Working with an emerging arts writer on a published piece of writing about your work.
  • The opportunity to facilitate and present at artist workshops, artist floor talks and other special events.

Key exhibition dates

Applications close: Midnight Monday 10 February 2020
Successful artists notified: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Professional Development Day: Saturday 14 March 2020
Delivery of artworks by successful artists on or before: Friday, 3 July 2020
Exhibition date: Thursday 9 July to Saturday 15 August 2020


Conditions of entry

  • All artworks must be the original works of the artist
  • One application per artist will be accepted
  • Incomplete entries will not be accepted
  • All applications must arrive at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre by midnight, Monday 10 February.
  • Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre will notify all successful and unsuccessful artists of the selection outcome
  • If you are based in Victoria, to be eligible to apply, you must be available for a full-day professional development program on Saturday 14 March.

How to apply

Expressions of interest close on Monday 10 February.

If you are based in Victoria, to be eligible to apply, you must be available for a full-day professional development program on Saturday 14 March.

To submit your expressions of interest, click on the button below and complete the online form.

Apply now 

For further information and application assistance

Curatorial and Exhibitions Officer
Phone: 03 8571 5173

Visit: Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Corner Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11am – 5pm / Saturday: 11am – 3pm