Exhibiting at Photospace Gallery
Update August 2018: due to lengthy work during the first half of 2018 to earthquake-strengthen the building, the exhibition schedule has become stacked up. The result is there are no vacant exhibition slots remaining in 2018 and 2019. Also, the exhibition booking system for 2020 and onward will be changing, but I am still interested in viewing proposals by curators for group exhibitions, and from individual photographic artists for solo exhibitions, for when space becomes available.
Photospace Gallery has been dedicated to presenting photography as an art form and means of communication since it opened in December 1998. The gallery has hosted literally hundreds of exhibitions by emerging and established artists from New Zealand and some from overseas.
Photospace Gallery represents a number of artists and exhibits their work regularly, but the gallery is open to offering new and emerging photographers the opportunity to exhibit their photography, and there are a few exhibition slots available annually for new exhibitors.
Exhibition proposals should include:
A few Don'ts - which may also apply when approaching other galleries:
It's helpful if you have a clear concept or theme for the exhibition. Having an exhibition title and a 100-200 word summary of the thinking behind the idea. Include background info about yourself as an artist and/or curator.
Most proposals are made by email to email@example.com See contact for postal/street address, etc.
If you are interested in working through a solo exhibition idea as a photography course, please see Photocourse 4, which is run from Photospace Gallery and supervised by John Williams and James Gilberd. We also offer Photocourse 3, which is aimed at producing a group photographic exhibition.
The Photospace Gallery rooms are shared with Gilberd Marriott Gallery, which annually runs a few exhibitions of artwork in mediums other than photography. Click on the graphics on the right to see gallery rooms. The wall dimensions give the amount of usable, clear wall space. The room will be chosen to suit the work to be exhibited, and is of course dependent on availability. Exhibition planning and room allocation typically runs 12-18 months ahead.
See this article about Photospace Gallery (and the Siren Deluxe exhibition) by Mark Amery, in the Dominion Post, 26th November 2009.