• Peter Biddulph Wind on Water

    Peter Biddulph | Wind on Water

  • Line Found Form

  • Metcalfe Gallery

    Metcalfe Gallery

  • Underpinnings I Judith Kentish

Metcalfe Gallery

Coming Soon

21 June - 26 June 2024

Intersections | BIA Students

BIA Students Intersections

Here is your invitation to Intersections, the BIA End of Semester 1 Exhibition 2024. You are most welcome to pass it on to family and friends. Opening night entry is free.
The exhibition opens at 6:00pm on Friday 21 June and features hundreds of pieces produced by students during the semester. We hope you will have time to attend the opening night or view the show over the weekend or during the week. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the full range of art activities on offer at BIA.
The 5 day exhibition is of short duration to allow for the beginning of
the exciting program of winter art workshops. Semester 2 then commences from Saturday 13 July. 

Coming Soon

9 July - 16 July 2024

Tethered | Tony Rice

Tony Rice Tethered

Combining my two passions, Kites and ceramics. 'Tethered' is a connection between earth and sky. Come along and see the way I've presented these two art forms.

Coming Soon

4 July - 17 July 2024

Mindful Mandala Art | Mahsa Homayounfard

Mahsa Homayounfard Mindful Mandala Art

Mandalas represent the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality. Designing your own mandalas can be both inspirational and therapeutic. Mandala art has many therapeutic benefits such as increasing focus and calming your mind. You will find an interesting experience where your heart and mind are reflected in the lines.


www.KianArtStudio.com

Email:info@KianArtStudio.com

Facebook:@kianart.studio

Coming Soon

18 July - 31 July 2024

I See You: Joan Miro |

I See You: Joan Miro

Experience the Vibrant World of Joan Miró through a Provocative Group Exhibition
Join us for a truly exceptional art experience at the "I See You: Joan Miró" exhibition! Immerse yourself in a colourful and whimsical world inspired by the iconic 20th-century Catalan-Spanish artist, Joan Miró. This exhibition features the works of seven talented Australian artists, offering a broad range of disciplines including paintings in oils and acrylics, ceramics, bronze sculptures, textiles, and more.

An Unforgettable Opening Night July 20th, 2024 6pm.
Join us for the Opening Night celebration, where you'll witness a stunning array of artistic interpretations inspired by Joan Miro's legacy. Enjoy live performances by talented musicians on piano and violin, adding to the vibrant atmosphere. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to be among the first to experience this extraordinary exhibition.

Mark your calendars now! Free TICKETED Event.
Register here

More information about The Opening Night Program
click here

Recent Exhibitions

24 May - 6 June 2024

Visions of 8 |

Visions of 8

An exhibition by eight artists, who meet & paint together in support of each others individual vision and craft.
Over the years all eight have been mentored by Nameer Davis. Nameer encourages each to pursue their own way, providing honest criticism and suggestions to further each individual’s vision. His depth of knowledge has exposed the group to a better understanding of all genres of art through presentation and discussion. Each week, this core group of 8 artists paint together and use their collective knowledge to discuss, encourage and critique the current work in an open, honest and respectful way. This encouragement has enabled all to experiment and grow in their individual practice. They look forward to presenting their latest work at the ‘Visions of 8’ exhibition - Metcalfe Gallery BIA, opening Friday 24th May until 6th June 2024.

Recent Exhibitions

3 May - 21 May 2024

Art Work | BIA staff & tutors

BIA staff & tutors Art Work

Art Work showcases work by BIA staff and tutors.
Please come by as it's going to be a very special night and we would love to see you all.

APPLYING FOR AN EXHIBITION

Metcalfe Gallery, located within the Brisbane Institute of Art building in Windsor, is a contemporary exhibition space that aims to present a dynamic program of exhibitions across its three gallery spaces. Central to the exhibition program is the presentation of a visual culture which honours risk, experimentation and creativity, and stimulates dialogue and debate, especially amongst the BIA audience.

Artistic Aims of Metcalfe Gallery

  1. To develop and extend critical debate about contemporary visual art and culture.
  2. To create opportunities for emerging artists, writers and curators challenging the boundaries of contemporary visual practice.
  3. To encourage and support ambitious projects by less established artists.
  4. To promote the exchange of exhibitions, ideas and practices between artists, writers, curators and a diverse audience.
  5. To introduce BIA students to art work which extends their understanding of what contemporary art can be.

How to Apply: Exhibitions

Exhibition proposals and applications are to be emailed to enquiries@brisart.org or posted to Metcalfe Gallery, PO Box 2083, Windsor 4030.

Eligibility

Contemporary artists working professionally in any visual arts medium are eligible to apply for exhibitions in Metcalfe Gallery art spaces. Students and artists engaged in full-time study may also apply for exhibitions.

Program Structure

Metcalfe Gallery accepts applications from individual artists, collaborations between two or more artists and artist groups, with or without a curator.

Artists/curators can make applications which are developmental in nature and involve a future body of work, or the exploration of a particular idea. To avoid misinterpretation, it is important that written material presented be especially clear and concise. If approved, an artist or curator will have the scope to develop the exhibition. In the case where an idea is approved, the basic character of the idea must remain throughout.

Artists/curators can also apply to exhibit a particular completed body of work to which only minor changes will take place. In this instance, it is expected that the work seen by the committee will be that actually proposed for the exhibition and not just an indication of it.

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Please ensure that you understand the gallery rental conditions (see below). When applying for an exhibition at Metcalfe Gallery, you should include:

  1. The preferred date for the exhibition: see the 2023 and 2024 Gallery Dates tabs above
  2. Relevant visual material of the best possible quality (details and installation views).
  3. Please remember to indicate whether or not the work viewed is the work proposed for exhibition. Preferred visual materials: 12 digital images on CD , 1 DVD (10 minutes max.), slides, catalogues, photographs, colour photocopies, a website or any other printed material. In the case of group exhibitions, no more than 6 images/5 minutes moving image per person. Material must be clearly labelled with the artist's name, title of work and date of execution. N.B. Safe return of improperly labelled material cannot be guaranteed. Do not send original or irreplaceable material.
  4. A synopsis for the planned exhibition. This should be a clear and concise description of the exhibition and its ideas. It should not be longer than one A4 page. It should include a discussion of themes, theoretical background and reasons for wanting to show at Metcalfe Gallery. It should make clear what the relationship is between ideas and artworks. It should also include a description of the visual appearance of the exhibition, including the number and dimensions of works and the amount of space required, how the work will be installed and details of participants. The clearer the picture applicants are able to provide, the more informed the assessment of the proposal can be.
  5. A selected up-to-date curriculum vitae abridged to no more than one A4 page. For group shows, applicants are asked to abridge biographical information to half a page per artist.
  6. If posting or bringing in applications please provide a large, stamped and self addressed envelope to ensure the return of your material. Metcalfe Gallery cannot return visual materials if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is not supplied.

Insurance

Successful applicants wishing to be fully insured against fire, flood, theft, loss or damage must organise this independently.

Checklist

Have you included the following?

  • Name, address, email address and contact number
  • Proposal
  • CV
  • Labelled visual material (CD, DVD and / or slides)

NB. Gallery staff are not able to contact artists to seek material missing from proposals.

Gallery Plans

Click to view the Gallery Plan. If your work is to be site-specific it would be beneficial to view the space personally.

Rental cost

A TWO week show is preferred by the BIA and is recommended in order to give a range of viewers sufficient time to get to the gallery. Gallery rental for two weeks:

  • Space 1A Metcalfe Gallery: 2023 $ 595.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2024 $ 625.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Space 1B Metcalfe Gallery: 2023 $ 595.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2024 $ 625.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Foyer Metcalfe Gallery: 2023 $ 595.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2024 $ 625.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Utilize two spaces: 2023 $ 1100.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2024 $ 1155.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)
  • Utilize three spaces: 2023 $ 1620.00 (plus $50 refundable bond) 2024 $ 1700.00 (plus $50 refundable bond)

Current BIA members are entitled to a 10% discount. Longer periods can be negotiated but are not advised. NOTE : In order to be familiar with the spaces and the way the gallery is set up, it is highly recommended that artists and exhibitors visit the gallery and discuss arrangements with the gallery staff prior to booking.

Rental conditions

  1. Metcalfe Gallery opening hours:- The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. When renting the space week-end opening times are the responsibility of the artist. The exhibition must remain fully installed for the full duration of the advertised period.
  2. Promotion of exhibition:– It is the artist’s responsibility to promote the exhibition (i.e. printing and mailing costs). If you provide information and an image of your work, the BIA can facilitate a bulk mail out to our email list. Exhibitions in the gallery are also promoted through BIA facebook.
  3. Hanging of Work:- Works may be hung using pins nails, screws or picture hanging hooks. Plinths are available for 3D works. ONLY PENCIL MAY BE USED TO MARK THE WALLS AS A GUIDE TO HANGING. STICKY TAPE, OR ANY OTHER FORMS OF ADHESIVE ARE GENERALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE TO USE FOR HANGING WORKS - AND DEFINITELY NO SELF-ADHESIVE VELCRO IS TO BE USED (stapling the Velcro to the wall is acceptable in some circumstances).
  4. Opening Night:- Kitchen/bar facilities are available. The artist is responsible for catering and the clean up after the opening. Due to the security system, openings need to finish by 8.30pm and clean up by 9.30pm. The building must be securely locked.
  5. Sale of Work:- Labelling, signage and sales are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  6. Clean up Procedures for Gallery:- Supplies are available for clean up from administrative staff – filler, sandpaper, paint, roller and tray.
    • Rub out any pencil marks etc.
    • Fill all holes using filler, sand back when dry and paint using roller and paint supplied.
    • Plinths need to be left in good condition.
    • Clean roller and tray in sculpture room sink at back of building.
    • Sweep or vacuum gallery floor.
    • Return all equipment to the administration staff.

Gallery Plan

Click to view.

Space Start Date Finish Date
Foyer Thursday, January 18, 2024 Wednesday, January 31, 2024
A Booked
B
Foyer Thursday, February 01, 2024 Wednesday, February 14, 2024
A
B
Foyer Thursday, February 15, 2024 Wednesday, February 28, 2024
A
B
Foyer Thursday, February 29, 2024 Wednesday, March 13, 2024
A Booked
B
Foyer Booked Thursday, March 14, 2024 Wednesday, March 27, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, March 28, 2024 Wednesday, April 17, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Saturday, April 20, 2024 Wednesday, May 1, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
FoyerBooked Thursday, May 2, 2024 Wednesday, May 22, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, May 23, 2024 Friday, June 7, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Saturday, June 8, 2024 Wednesday, July 3, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, July 4, 2024 Wednesday, July 17, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Thursday, July 18, 2024 Wednesday, July 31, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, August 1, 2024 Wednesday, August 14, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, August 15, 2024 Wednesday, August 28, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, August 29, 2024 Wednesday, September 11, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, September 12, 2024 Wednesday, September 25, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, September 26, 2024 Wednesday, Octoberber 09, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, October 10, 2024 Wednesday, October 23, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, October 24, 2024 Wednesday, November 06, 2024
A
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 7, 2024 Wednesday, November 20, 2024
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 21, 2024 Saturday, December 7, 2024
A Booked
B Booked

Gallery Plan

Click to view.

Space Start Date Finish Date
Foyer Booked Thursday, January 9, 2025 Wednesday, January 22, 2025
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, January 23, 2025 Wednesday, February 19, 2025
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, February 20, 2025 Wednesday, March 5, 2025
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, March 6, 2025 Wednesday, March 26, 2025
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Thursday, March 27, 2025 Wednesday, April 9, 2025
A Booked
B
Foyer Booked Thursday, April 10, 2025 Wednesday, June 4, 2025
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Wednesday, June 5, 2025 Wednesday, June 18, 2025
A
B
FoyerBooked Thursday, June 19, 2025 Wednesday, July 9, 2025
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Thursday, July 10, 2025 Wednesday, July 23, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, July 24, 2025 Wednesday, August 6, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, August 7, 2025 Wednesday, August 20, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, August 21, 2025 Wednesday, September 3, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, September 4, 2025 Wednesday, September 17, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, September 18, 2025 Wednesday, October 1, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, October 2, 2025 Wednesday, October 15, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, October 16, 2025 Wednesday, October 29, 2025
A
B
Foyer Thursday, October 30, 2025 Wednesday, November 12, 2025
A
B
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 13, 2025 Wednesday, November 26, 2025
A Booked
B Booked
Foyer Booked Thursday, November 27, 2024 Wednesday, December 17, 2024
A Booked
B Booked