Competition: FAC Open Exhibition - Change


Competition: FAC Open Exhibition

Win $1000 plus your own exhibition and opening event at the FAC!

The FAC Open Exhibition is a call out for submissions across all visual arts mediums to explore the theme of Change. Inspired by recent pivotal global events, the theme is open to broad artistic interpretation and can be approached from a personal, social, historical, aesthetic or climatic perspective.

Key Dates + Information

Online Applications close: Sunday 11 July
Successful entrants notified: Wednesday 14 July
Entry Fee: $16
Delivery of Artwork to Cube 37: Friday 23 July 11-4 or Saturday 24 July, 9-2
Exhibition: Friday 30 July to Friday 3 Sep | T-F 11-4 Sat 9-2
Collection: Saturday 4 Sept, 9-2
Opening Event: Friday 30 July, 6-8
RSVP Essential Online or phone 03 9784 1060
Venue: Cube Gallery, 37 Davey Street, Frankston

Applications must meet the Conditions of Entry and will be emailed their approval to exhibit.
Approved artwork must be accompanied with a receipt of payment upon delivery to Cube 37.
A commission of 25% is charged on all artwork listed for sale.

Register and Pay Here


Conditions of Entry

1. Frankston Arts Centre is a business unit of Frankston City Council. The Frankston Arts Centre Open Art Exhibition 2021 addresses the theme of Change. Entries must address this theme. Entries must be approved and paid prior to delivery at Cube 37, 37 Davey St Frankston on Friday 23 July between 11am and 4pm, or Saturday 24 July between 9am and 2pm. Contact the Visual Arts Officer to request an alternative delivery time. Postal and courier deliveries will not be accepted.

2. Digital artworks are encouraged at Frankston Arts Centre and entries via this medium will be displayed to sizes following Frankston Arts Centre staff recommendations. Video/film/animation works should be submitted as .mov or mp4 format files.

3. The winner of the FAC Open Exhibition will be allocated a space deemed appropriate by the Visual Arts Officer and artwork approved by the FAC programming panel. The exhibition opportunity includes dates and an opening event as decided by the Centre. The overall value of the award will not exceed $3000.

4. An artist may submit ONE artwork only. Entries must be the original unaided work of the artist, executed no later than 2 years prior to the closing date. No third party may enter a work on behalf of an artist or entity. All mediums are encouraged; digital or installation works require prior discussion with the Visual Arts Officer to best display the entry and ensure there is sufficient space.

5. The artwork cannot be stored leading up to the delivery date or after the advertised pick up dates. The FAC reserves the right to dispose of uncollected artworks if no correspondence is entered into prior to Nov 1, 2021.

6.  A winner will be selected by a panel of independent judges. The judges’ decision will include the artist’s ability to address the given theme; their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7. All entry fees are non-refundable. This includes work that is not accepted, hung or not delivered. Entry numbers in the final exhibition will be limited due to space restrictions and approval by the FAC panel and Visual Arts Officer. Frankston Arts Centre reserves the right to close entries before the closing date.

8. All entries must remain for the duration of the exhibition and must be collected from Cube 37 on Saturday 4 September between 9am and 2pm.

9. Any artwork that is to be hung will need to be delivered with strong hanging points, sturdy hooks and/or wires already attached. FAC utilises a wired hanging system and doesn’t allow direct adhesion to walls. 2D artwork must be framed or solidly mounted. Artwork that does not comply will not be hung.

10. Entry in the exhibition does not necessitate that the work will be exhibited. Exhibitions will be limited by space, technical restrictions and approval of  the Visual Arts Officer and FAC programming panel. Work that is wet, consists of living matter, considered unsafe or inappropriate to a high traffic, all ages, public multipurpose venue; oversized or has previously been exhibited at the Frankston Arts Centre will not be accepted. Overtly offensive or libellous material shall not be displayed. It is the artist responsibility to ensure that their work is not subject to libel, defamation of character or violation of copyright laws. The programming committee reserves the right to censor an exhibition if the content is deemed inappropriate for both a public or privately hired multi-purpose space.

11. Frankston Arts Centre has the right to reproduce supplied images and/or images of all exhibited pieces in print and digital promotional materials for the award, the exhibition and/or the Frankston Arts Centre.

12. Frankston Arts Centre will not be responsible for the loss or damage whatsoever to any work while in its custody.

13. Entries will not be accepted unless free of charges. All costs associated with entering, including insurance are to be borne by the applicant prior to delivery of the artworks.

14. Entrants under the age of 16 are to have a guardian’s consent.

15. All works sold will attract a 25% gallery commission. This commission will be deducted from the artwork price supplied by the artist. Price must be provided in retail ($) or Not for Sale (NFS). Price on Application (POA) will not be accepted or negotiated on the artists behalf and the work will be listed NFS in that instance.

16. The Frankston Arts Centre does not have the storage capacity to keep artwork unclaimed by the advertised date. Unclaimed entries become the property of the Frankston Arts Centre who are transferred the right of disposal after Nov 1, 2021.

17. The Frankston Arts Centre Open Exhibition Award is not transferable. If the winning artist is unable to accept the terms and conditions of the award the artist will forfeit the award.

18. Staff of Frankston Arts Centre and Frankston City Council may enter artwork for consideration but are ineligible for any awards or prizes.


The personal information requested on this form is being collected by Council for participation in exhibitions only. This information will be used solely by Frankston Arts Centre staff associated with this exhibition for that primary purpose and will not otherwise be disclosed without your consent or as permitted by law. You may apply to Council for access and/or amendment of the information.


Milla Dakovic, Visual Arts Officer 
P: 03 9784 1896 

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