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The Bakery Gallery

Thriving Arts Space. 12,000 Annual Visitors. Now Accepting Applications from Artists for 2018.

*SPECIAL OFFER Successful applications for Season 1 2018 which are submitted before 9.00am Monday the 13th of November will be offered a 15% discount on the rental fee for any space chosen.

The Bakery Gallery, located in Upper Ferntree Gully, is the official gallery space owned and managed by The 1812 Theatre, a thriving performing arts organization dating back to the 1940s and visited by 12,000 people annually. The Bakery Gallery is now accepting applications from artists to exhibit in 2018 during one of its four annual exhibition seasons.

Operating from a modern ‘Black Box’ exhibition space, The Bakery Gallery provides a stunning atmosphere for the presentation of art works of diverse mediums and styles. Combined with wall to wall downlights, artists can be confident that their work will stand out beautifully against the Gallery’s dark walls. Picture rails fitted on every display wall offer premium flexibility for hanging works to the artist's liking.

The desirability of The Bakery Gallery begins not only with the exhibition space itself, but also with the venue and community that surrounds it. Situated within the premises of The 1812 Theatre, The Bakery Gallery is proud to share in the Theatre’s magnificent venue and seven decades of history as a major source of entertainment for the Knox region. The Theatre’s many facilities include a large auditorium decorated to a ‘Napoleonic’ style, bar and point of sale, two kitchens, spacious bathrooms with disabled access and ample parking.

The Bakery Gallery invites applications from all emerging and established artists together with Curators, artist collectives and festivals. We welcome applications of all mediums including painting, photography and sculpture. Multimedia works will be considered on a case by case basis. Applications for multimedia work should take into consideration the open plan of the exhibition space and artists are welcome to consult with Bakery Gallery staff regarding the availability of additional facilities such as power and extension cords.

All exhibition applications are reviewed and judged by the Bakery Gallery’s Curatorial Committee.

In your application, please number the gallery spaces and exhibition seasons in order of preference.

The Gallery is open to the public during each of our four theatre seasons in The Lowe Theatre. These seasons typically last three to four weeks with performances occurring Wednesday to Saturday evening and two Sunday matinees.

The Theatre and exhibition space will be open by 7.30 pm every performance evening and close approximately 10.30 pm. Some variation may occur depending on the length of the theatre performance.

With diverse and regular audiences visiting the space every season and NO compulsory gallery space invigilation, The Bakery Gallery offers excellent value for money to artists who wish to exhibit in our high quality venue.


Season 1  22 February - 17 March

Season 2  17 May - 9 June

Season 3  26 July - 18 August

Season 4 15 November - 8 December

GALLERY SPACE MEASUREMENTS AND FEES (Refer to map on our website)

Gallery 1 (11.3 m wall length): $620

Gallery 2 (17.4 m wall length): $920

Gallery 3 (6.3 m wall length): $430

Plinth Displays (Centre of the Gallery, please specify expected size): $900

Applications to exhibit at The Bakery Gallery during our 2018 season must be submitted by 9.00am Monday the 27th November to using the form available on our website at Please submit this form together with your artist's CV and links to any personal websites.


Thursday 26 October, 2017
Monday 27 November, 2017
The Bakery Gallery
Venue Address
3 Rose St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Victoria, Melbourne

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