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About the Gallery

Arnold Street Gallery is an eclectic contemporary art gallery incorporating exhibition space, art school and work shop series delivered by professional artists. Established by Bendigo based artists Susan McMinn and Tegan Wheeldon in 2016, the gallery welcomed Sara McQueenie on board in 2017. Located in North Bendigo in what was once the local ‘Milk Bar’, the gallery is well situated being only 6 mins from the Bendigo Arts precinct and 2 mins from the new Arts Series Hotel. Designed for the exhibition and sale of contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists, the gallery aims to provide a supportive environment showcasing a range of media in an exciting and funky exhibition space. We accept submissions for exhibition throughout the year during artist callouts.

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Group Exhibition – 11th – 29th April 2017   

Arnold Street Gallery is inviting artists to apply for the Easter Group Exhibition exhibition ‘Sacred


Historically the definition sacred was formed by religion or a God/Goddess.  With broadened understanding the definition of sacred has somewhat changed and expanded.  Due to movements of self-awareness sacred relates more broadly to that which is precious to us, and that which invokes reverential and awe inspired feelings. 

Artist are asked to  submit two works that explore, challenge and incorporate such definitions. Artists may submit all forms of visual art not limited to; painting, illustration, sculpture, print-work, digital and photography.  

Key Dates:

  • Application close: 28th March 2017, 5.00pm – please read proposal process below.
  • Install drop off: 7th April, 12-5pm – Artist work must be labelled on the back with Artist name, title, medium, date and price. 
  • Exhibiton: 11th April – 29th April 2017 
  • Exhibition Launch: 15th April 201, 2-4pm 
  • Deinstall:  29th April 2017, 5-7pm – Collect works 


Must include artists bio, statement and high resolution JPEG image of current work.   Email submissions to 

**Due 28th March 2017, 5.00pm  


2D works to be no larger than 42 x 59.4 cm A2

Gallery Fees:

A fee of $70 per application – up to and including 2 submission of work.  Payment must be made by due date after email notification of acceptance.  Fee is non refundable. 

Fee inclusive of:

Dr Susan McMinn to curate the show.  

The artist must have all 2D works ready to be hung – this requires appropriate wire or eyelets so that it can hang on a hook. If the work is delivered without an appropriate hanging system it will not be included and fee will be forfeited. The artist is not required to install works, just simply deliver to the gallery on time. 

Exhibition Launch:
Two complimentary cheese boards consisting of an array of cheese, antipasto and crackers.  Wine, beer and juice. 

Price lists are prepared and printed for the duration of the exhibition. 20 full colour flyers, and 20 invitations which can be mailed out on request. 

Extensive social media canvassing, which includes Facebook 600+ people, Instagram, Trouble Magazine, Bendarts Guide, Capital Community Connect Arts eBulletin, Bendigo Tourism and local media.  Invitations sent to our substantial mailing list.

Gallery During Exhibition:

The Gallery Staff will sit the show for the length of the exhibition. Artists are not required to sit the gallery. 

All payments for artwork sold will be paid to Arnold Street Gallery.  20% commission will be deducted from the sale price, and the remainder will be paid directly into your nominated account within four weeks of the show ending. 


All artist must insure their own work.

 Proposals can be sent to no later than the 28th March 2017, 5.00pm




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