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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.

The exhibition will be staged in October 2019 by the City of Greater Dandenong’s Walker Street Gallery and 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. Shortlisted artists will be offered financial support of $1000 for the creation and delivery of new artworks for the exhibition.

Each selected artist will be provided with a negotiated opportunity for mentoring with an experienced artist or curator for the purpose of professional development.

Exhibiting artists may be offered further opportunity to participate in the City of Greater Dandenong’s Artist in Residence program and/or workshop 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 Friday 12 July 2019 and must include:

  • Completed online application form (see below)
  • Artist resume
  • Images that provide examples of the artist’s previous artwork. A maximum of 6 artworks and should include between 1 - 2 images of each work
  • Artist statement

Applications will be reviewed by an expert assessment panel and shortlisted artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition. To apply please fill in the online form below.

Key exhibition dates

Applications close: Midnight Friday 12 July 2019
Successful artists notified: Friday 26 July 2019
Delivery of artworks by successful artists on or before: Thursday 26 September 2019
Exhibition launch and announcement of prize winners: Saturday 5 October 2019, 2pm


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, Sunday 30 June 2019.
  • Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre will notify all successful and unsuccessful artists of the selection outcome

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted using an online form. To apply click on the button below.

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For further information and application assistance

Visual and Community Arts Coordinator
Phone: 03 9706 8441

Team Leader Arts and Culture
Phone: 03 8571 5134

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