The Old Auction House has two gallery spaces, The Main Gallery and The Studio Gallery, which exhibit a range of artists and mediums throughout the schedule of shows each year. The Main Gallery is open to all artists to apply for a show, while the Studio Gallery is reserved for use by emerging artists, community groups, and our studio artists.
MAIN GALLERY Current SHOW:
Same Same but different - GASP group Exhibition
March 7 - March 25, 2019
Experience the beauty, versatility, and mystery of glass as an artistic medium in this group exhibition from the Glass Artists Support Program (GASP). Working in a variety of warm and cold glass working techniques this exhibition features works by the following glass artists:
Marianne Bradman, Sally Brown, Jacquie Campbell, Lucy Cleary, Jennie Colic, Michelle Guest, Deby Miller, Deborah Pentland, Bob Pride, Monica Provan, Judy Rodsted-Wood, Jan Verouden, and Debbie Wennrich.
Studio Gallery Current show:
Australian Flora & Fauna
February 28 - March 25, 2019
The exhibition features the artwork of two Melbourne based artists, Mia Emily Freeman and Mai Yazawa. Their illustrations celebrate the beauty and splendour of Australian flora and fauna. Both artists use a variety of media, and are inspired by their passion for native animals, birds and plants.
Mia Freeman captures the most intricate details in her illustrations with a playful flair, which help show the relationships between birds and flowers. Her work is gentle and warm, using a calming palette and intricate details.
Mai’s background in textile design is obvious in her use of the repeating and tessellating shapes and patterns, which she integrates with native Australian flora and fauna. While we still have a few weeks of summer left, these pieces are the perfect reflection of the warm temperatures and beautiful blooms around us.
Exhibit At The Old Auction House
Artists wishing to apply to exhibit in either the Main Gallery or Studio Gallery should get in contact via email for an information package and to be placed on our mailing list to be advised when dates are released each year.
All gallery spaces feature a flexible layout with a height adjustable professional hanging system and a variety of sizes and shapes of gallery plinths and easels to display free standing works. The two gallery spaces are setup to cater for different artists; the Main Gallery is available for any artists or group to apply to exhibit in, the Studio Gallery is reserved for emerging artists, community groups, and our resident studio artists. Please ensure you comply with all instructions in the gallery agreement when applying for an exhibition to ensure your preferred dates are available.
THEMED GROUP EXHIBITIONS FOR 2019
Each year The Old Auction House curates themed group exhibitions for those artists who wish to exhibit but may not have sufficient work to fill a whole gallery. The below exhibitions are now available for artists who are interested in joining a group exhibition.
On Display: March 28 - April 15, 2019
Show Description: A limited colour palette can often be the most striking and memorable – artworks in this group exhibition are in variety of mediums and styles… but the artists were limited to working with only black, white, and grey!
The exhibition is a curated selection of works in fineliner, watercolours, pigment ink, graphite, and photography.
This exhibition features works by the following artists: Marika Paarman, Chloe Gillespie, Anne Lawson, Nicole Barros, Rochelle Hanson, Emily Ziccone, Paula Zetlein
Applications are now CLOSED
On Display: April/May
Show Description: It’s our party and we will celebrate however we want to! Help us celebrate with works full of colour, shapes and abstract patterns. Join our terrible twos celebration with artworks in any medium.
Applications are now CLOSED
“Not your usual canvas”
On Display: May/June
Show Description: Not all artworks need to be on stretched canvas – some of the best are on unexpected materials. Any style and mediums welcome to apply – just ditch the canvas!
Applications close: April 29th, 2019
On Display: July
Show Description: Great things come in small packages and miniature artworks are no exception. All styles and mediums welcome – just keep them small!
Applications close: June 10th, 2019
“Bump in the Night”
On Display: October/November
Show Description: Creeping Crawling Critters and all manner of scaries that go bump in the night – Celebrate All Hallows Eve with frightful creatures in all mediums and styles.
Applications close: September 23rd, 2019
“Art-icles of Style”
On Display: May/June
Show Description: Jewellery is an art form in itself. Creators of wearable art in all styles and mediums welcome to apply.
Applications close: April 22nd, 2019
“BIENNIAL MOSAIC EXHIBITION”
On Display: August/September
Show Description: Running every 2 years our Mosaic Exhibition allows hobbyists and established mosaic artists to display any style and medium of mosaic artworks, along with the chance to win mosaic supplies donated by Studio 1, Leadlight By Ettore, in the ‘People Choice Award’.
Applications close: July 22nd, 2019
On Display: October
Show Description: Slithering, scampering, swimming, or stalking - all creatures great and small are welcome in celebration of World Animal Day
Applications close: September 2nd, 2019
HOW TO APPLY
Any artist wishing to be considered for a specific exhibition or to be placed on our list for consideration in future exhibitions please email email@example.com with details of your medium, style, pricing, and a brief biography of your artist practice as well examples of your work. If you are applying for a specific exhibition please include the title of the exhibition in your application.
THE FINE PRINT
There is no application fee or exhibition fee for these exhibitions and a 25% + GST commission will be taken on all sales.
All works included in group exhibitions must be available for sale.
Applications for exhibitions may close early once suitable artists are secured.
All curating, hanging, and manning is carried out by The Old Auction House with delivery and collection of art works the responsibility of the artist.
Applying to be included in a specific exhibition does not guarantee inclusion in this exhibition and The Old Auction House reserves the right to refuse an application if;
The works are not sufficiently developed in style,
Applicants do not have the body of work or capacity to create sufficient works in time,
Pricing is not reasonable to suit the space and works,
Works have been previously displayed in The Old Auction House Main Gallery or Studio Gallery