Creative Showcase 2023

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The Creative Showcase is an annual celebration of the creative talents of visual art students from across Yarra Ranges. It is an exciting chance to have your final artwork exhibited in a professional exhibition.

Show your artwork in a public gallery, work with professional gallery staff and have your work seen by hundreds of people over the exhibition weekend. Hosted by Yarra Ranges Council's cultural venues, the exhibitions deliver a diverse and exciting collection of works by the region’s most inspiring emerging artists. The exhibition is professionally curated and participation is by application.

The Creative Showcase is presented in partnership with Burrinja.

Application are now open. Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 13 November 2022.

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Important dates and information

2023 will bring together students from the entire Yarra Ranges, into one dynamic, multi-disciplinary exhibition to be held at Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey

Artwork & folio delivery:

Wed 22nd Feb to Sat 25th Feb, 2023

Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey

And

The Memo, Healesville(tbc)

Exhibition opening event:

7pm Fri 3rd Mar, 2023

Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey

 

Exhibition dates:

Fri 3rd Mar to Sat 18th Mar, 2023

Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey

 

Artwork + folio collection:

Wed 22nd to Sat 25th Mar, 2023

Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey

And

The Memo, Healesville (tbc)

Creative Showcase is a curated exhibition and participation is by application only. Students completing units 3 and 4 in VCE Art and Studio Art, or in final year of VCAL are eligible to apply.

Applications OPEN NOW! Apply now

Students must submit an online application by 11:59pm Sunday 13 November 2022

Please contact us if you are having any issues.

Artwork will be selected for exhibition based on:

  • the quality of the work in regard to artistic concept & practice
  • the intention to have every school in the region represented
  • inclusion of a broad range of artistic practice & outcomes in each region
  • inclusion of a diverse range of mediums and styles
  • gallery capacity and limitations

Artists selected to be a part of the Creative Showcase exhibition will be notified by email before Friday 2 December 2022. Please note that there is a chance that only a selection of your artwork may be curated into the exhibition. Artists will also be notified if their work is not selected for exhibition.

Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick up of their artwork. All artwork must be delivered ready to hang or exhibit, this means for two dimensional works; framed or with appropriate hooks or fixtures; for media works on DVD or memory stick in easy to play format. Please contact us if you need to talk about the best way to present your work in our gallery.

Exhibition Terms and Conditions

No fee applies to be part of the Creative Showcase exhibition.

Artwork

  • must be clearly labelled with title, artist’s name and contact details (not the school’s contact details)
  • must be delivered mounted and ready to hang or exhibit (with any necessary instructions)
  • must not infringe upon any third parties copyright is not insured by the gallery and will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to works insurance of artworks is the artist’s responsibility

Hanging

  • artwork will be professionally hung and labelled by the gallery
  • specific hanging requirements should be provided in application form
  • the gallery may request installation assistance if your work is particularly complex to install

Delivery & pick up of artwork

  • delivery and pick up of artwork is the responsibility of the artist
  • artwork not picked up on the due date will be given to the charity
  • please pick up artwork from same location as drop off

Folios 

  • folios are included as part of the exhibition
  • artists should deliver their folio with their artwork

Promotion

  • artworks, artists’ names and artists’ statements may be used as promotional material for the exhibition
  • exhibitions are broadly promoted by Yarra Ranges Council and Burrinja to community and local media, however artists are encouraged to further promote the exhibition

Exhibition Opening

  • an official opening will be arranged by the gallery
  • artists are encouraged to attend the opening and to bring along friends and family to share the celebration

If you have any questions about preparing your artwork for exhibition or any of the above terms and conditions, please get in touch on contact details below:

Urban and Valley Region Schools

Emma Buckley, Cultural Development Officer, Yarra Ranges Council
9294 6417 or e.buckley@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Hills Region Schools

Toni Main, Cultural Development Producer, Burrinja
Corner Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey
9754 8723 or ccd@burrinja.org.au

Contact details

Urban and Valley Region Schools

Emma Buckley, Cultural Development Officer, Yarra Ranges Council
9294 6417 or e.buckley@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

Hills Region Schools

Toni Main, Cultural Development Producer, Burrinja
Corner Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey
9754 8723 or ccd@burrinja.org.au