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We are taking submissions for 2011

ARThive are currently accepting proposals for our 2011 exhibition program. 
We are seeking artists with super ideas and radical artworks, regardless of medium, background, or experience level. We offer an inexpensive gallery solution to untrained artists, hobbyists, doodlers, curators, out-of-towners, first timers, experimenters, performers, film-makers, photographers, comic bookers, musicians, and those trying to get that first foot-in-the-door of the Newcastle art scene. If you haven't exhibited your work before and want to know how to get started, our experienced team of volunteers are here to make your first exhibition a great success. For all you established artists, perhaps you're looking to experiment or trial something new in a no risk, street credible environment? Well heck, we're looking to work with you too. We're tired of seeing the same old thing, show us what you've got! 
Exhibitions at ARThive cost $75 per week, and may run for 2-4 weeks. We are open Wed-Sat 12-5pm with additional hours and events negotiable.

Hire fee includes:
Rental of exhibition space

Use of kitchen facilities
Electricity costs for duration

Access to gallery storage and hanging supplies
Promotional material including budget posters, invitations, media release and advertising on website, mailing list, Facebook, Twitter, Renew Newcastle, Culture Hunter etc.
Gallery sitting can be negotiated with ARThive volunteers.


  • 1 page exhibition proposal
    include synopsis of work to be exhibited and contact details of artists involved. It doesn't need to be too formal or filled with wanky artspeak, just tell us what you want to do!
  • images
    5 high resolution jpeg images on CD or a link to your online portfolio/website etc.
  • artist CV
    Something describing your art practice/exhibition or curatorial experience, if any. Tell us what you've been up to.

Please send proposals to

ARThive Gallery
111 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

or subjecthive@gmail.com

Places are filling up fast. Don't delay!

(Exhibitions will be selected by the Director and ARThive team based upon rigorous mathematical equations, random google searches, and non discriminatory criteria. If you don't happen to get an exhibition when you want one please don't act like a big baby about it.)

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