GEORGE PATON GALLERY PROPOSALS
SEMESTER TWO 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 29 APRIL
2022 Proposal form
Visual Material template - Power Point
Download a pdf of the new gallery floorplan here
In June this year, in readiness for our seocnd semester program, The George Paton Gallery will be moving from Union House ,and opening its brand new gallery in the Arts and Culture Buiding in the New Student Precinct. We are opening applications for exhibitions in the new space and invite you to come and talk to us about your ideas for a show in the new gallery.
Above are the architects' plans for the gallery. The new space is 5.670 - 6.625 metres wide and 22.360 metres long. As a comparison, the current gallery in Union House is 6.160 metres wide and 16.530 metres long. There is a built in niche for invigilating the gallery as you enter, a store room off the gallery and a lift that takes you and your artwork into the storage space off the gallery.
As the gallery is yet to be completed, we unfortunately currently cannot take you to the site to assist in your planning for exhibitions. As with past exhibition programs we will divide the new space into a smaller gallery for solo and emerging exhibitors and a larger space for group and curated exhibitions.
This is an exciting opportunity for students to exhibit free in a custom made space in the centre of cultural activity at the New Student Precinct. The Arts and Culture building will also house the Arts Lab next door to the GPG and Union House Theatres and rehearsal spaces, and Arts and Culture staff offices, including the office of our Creative Arts officers.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have questions, or wish to make a time to come and chat to us about your ideas for an exhibition. Applications are open to all currently enrolled University of Melbourne students and are free. We welcome ideas for projects that engage viewers and exhibitors, experiment with form and concept and push us beyond what we know.