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Community Exhibition Program

Register your Interest - Important Dates - Available Exhibition Spaces

The City of Ryde Community Exhibition Program has been developed to showcase and celebrate local creatives, and provide them with opportunities to publicly display their work.

We are calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI's) to hold exhibitions in one of our four community gallery spaces between October 2019 and June 2020. These are:

  • Brush Farm House
  • Ryde Library Inspiration Wall
  • Ryde Library Display Cabinet
  • West Ryde Library Display Cabinet

You can find out more about each of these spaces below. Please check each venue to see what kind of artwork it would suit and when it is available. 

Register your Interest

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Applications are open to artists and groups based anywhere in Greater Sydney. However, priority will be given to applicants who have a demonstrable connection to the City of Ryde area.

Applications for group exhibitions are preferred. 

Applications will be selected based on the following criteria: 

  • artist/s live, work or play in City of Ryde and / or the project has a demonstrable connection to City of Ryde
  • suitability of the exhibition for proposed venue and public display
  • clear artistic vision for the exhibition

We are committed to selecting a program of exhibitions that reflect the diversity of our City. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and artists with disabilities.

Successful applicants will be responsible for organising and installing their own exhibitions. Note, exhibitors at Brush Farm House are also responsible for invigilating (supervising) their exhibition when it is open to the public.

City of Ryde will support through providing subsidised access to gallery spaces and promoting the exhibition via the Council website. 

Applications close on 30 June 2019.

Register your Interest

Important Dates

October 2019 to June 2020
Expression of Interest call-out is for exhibitions to be held between these dates

Tuesday 22 May 2019
Applications Open

Sunday 30 June 2019
Applications Close

16 August 2019
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Expression of Interest

Available Exhibition Spaces

Brush Farm House Gallery

Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson St, Eastwood

Brush Farm House is one of Australia’s oldest homes, built in 1820 by Gregory Blaxland. With multiple rooms to display work, this gallery provides a beautiful, heritage location for a large, group exhibition. Please note, all exhibitions at Brush Farm House must use the track system to hang work. As such, this venue suits two-dimensional framed works or light textile items that can be hung on tracks.

This gallery is suitable for two-dimensional framed works or light textiles that can be hung on tracks. View a diagram of the Gallery Space(PDF, 56KB) .

Note: this venue is not staffed by City of Ryde. Exhibitors will need to invigilate (supervise) their exhibition to ensure security when open to the public. Exhibitions at Brush Farm House must be open to the public for a minimum of four days.

Available exhibition dates

Dates below include time to bump in and out exhibitions. The exhibition must be open to the public for at least four days. It is recommended that exhibitions are opened over two weekends that fall within this time slot.

  • 30 October - 20 November 2019
  • 26 February - 18 March 2020
  • 22 April - 13 May 2020
  • 3 - 24 June 2020
Cost

Free to exhibit


Ryde Library Inspiration Wall

Ryde Library, 1 Pope Street, Ryde (cnr Pope and Devlin Streets, within Top Ryde City Shopping Centre)

The Inspiration Wall is situated in the heart of Ryde Library. This large digital screen - comprising of 9 46” plasma screens - suits the display of photography and digital media works. Due to the multi-purpose nature of this space, it not possible to present works with sound here. Images are loaded on to the standard 16 by 9 Power point slides. View a diagram of the Gallery Space(PDF, 33KB) 

Note: The screen is securely located in the Library, and does not require the artist to invigilate.

AVAILABLE EXHIBITION DATES
  • 3 February - 17 February  2020
  • 6 April - 20 April 2020
COST

Free to exhibit  


Ryde Library Display Cabinet

Ryde Library, 1 Pope Street, Ryde (cnr Pope and Devlin Streets, within Top Ryde City Shopping Centre)

Located directly outside Ryde Library, this large cabinet display case suits three-dimensional objects and small sculptures. Small two dimensional artworks that fit along the shelving could also be exhibited here. View a diagram of the Gallery Space(PDF, 34KB).

Note: The display cabinets are locked and secure, so do not require the artist to invigilate. 

AVAILABLE EXHIBITION DATES
  • 4 October - 18 October 2019
  • 13 January - 31 January 2020
  • 1 May - 15 May 2020
COST

Free to exhibit  


West Ryde Library Cabinet Display

West Ryde Library, 2 Graf Ave, West Ryde

Located at the entry of West Ryde Library, this display case is perfect for three dimensional objects and sculptures as works can be viewed from two different sides. View a diagram of the Gallery Space(PDF, 34KB) .

Note: The display cabinets are locked and secure, so do not require the artist to invigilate. 

AVAILABLE EXHIBITION DATES
  • 4 November - 18 November 2019
  • 2 March - 16 March 2020
  • 1 June - 15 June 2020
COST

Free to exhibit  


More Information

For further information, contact our Arts & Cultural Development Coordinator on 9952 8316 or email YMasri@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

Last updated on 22 May 2019