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Open call - The Good Room: social history, documenting & voice gallery

Somewhere between museum and gallery, The Good Room is dedicated to the communication of ideas, social commentary and history through the perspective of the individual. This is a place for the communication of ideas presented as works across media and in text, photography, film, live music theatrical performance and spoken word.

The Good Room is inviting Academic researchers, community and social historians, visual anthropologists, amateur and professional photo-documenters, radio/audio documentary makers and film-makers, bloggers, cartoonists, printmakers, students, authors, illustrators, family historians, not for profit organisations, collecting groups, zine-makers, bloggers, crafters, photographic clubs, historical societies, and poets are invited to submit expressions of interest.

Anyone engaged in the use of oral history, works engaged in a local and/or historical element and personal experience to exhibit in 2018.

We offer accessible rates, curatorial support if required, open events and late night openings, support for programing to further enhance discussion around your exhibition. 

To apply to exhibit email us

Please include:

  • Exhibitor's statement (a short bio or background, no more than 250 words)

  • Project statement (no more than 300 words)

  • Website or online portfolio links

  • Duration of exhibition (3, 4 or 6 weeks).

  • Up to 10 images (JPEG, clearly labelled, no larger than 500k)

  • Specify medium: suggested options: painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture, performative, installation, screen based, moving image, film/video works, mixed, new media, audio documentary, podcast, animation, text.

The Gallery is also available for single evening bookings - book launches, storytelling clubs, research presentations, poetry readings, one-off film screenings. Please send us an email to discuss the possibilities. 


Thursday 11 May, 2017
Saturday 10 June, 2017
The Good Room, Brunswick East
Venue Address
390a Lygon street, Brunswick East

Melbourne, Brunswick East

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