M16 Artspace

M16 Artspace 2020 Exhibitions Call Out is Now Open.

M16 Artspace presents high-quality exhibitions from both emerging and established artists and curators from Canberra, interstate and overseas. We believe in investing in our spaces and in the artists who use them. Both Galleries 2 and 3 have been renovated in the past year and we are providing support to artists by changing the hire cost in 2020 when booking either of these two gallery spaces.

Applications due 1 May 2019 

Gallery 1 measures 189m2 and has wooden floors and plywood walls covered with plasterboard. There is some beautiful natural light, but also track and fluorescent lighting. Wall heights vary between 2.7 and 3.8 metres. There are also there are also three movable walls that can be moved into the space if necessary, each 3m x 2.5m (h) x 0.6m.
The Walls can be used to create curatorial breaks in an exhibition or to divide Galler 1 into two separate spaces, making the gallery space perfect for a smaller solo show.
2020 Gallery 1 cost is $900 per week (note: 3 week run)
2020 Half of Gallery 1 cost is $675 per week (note: 3 week run)
Gallery 2 (pictured) is 29m2, has new plasterboard and MDF walls. This gallery has track lighting and no natural light, making it ideal for projected, screen-based works or 2D works. There is a digital projector, screening wall, and speakers.
2020 Gallery 2 new cost is $280 per week (note: 3 week run)

Gallery 3 is our most affordable space for artists to trial new works, develop ideas and push the boundaries of their practice. Gallery 3 has been transformed over the past few years to be more then just a wall to hang art. The 21.8 metre long white wall now glimmers in the darkened corridor. The wall is 2.7 metres high, and has track lighting along the entire length, which can be used to create a dramatic atmosphere within the space.
New small wall plinths have been designed and are available so that object based works can now be exhibited in Gallery 3. This opens up a whole new dimension to the space.
2020 Gallery 3 new cost is $200 per week (note: 3 week run)

For all of the spaces the production fee includes M16 designing and printing invitations, managing media releases and working alongside the artist on social media and traditional promotion. M16 provides curatorial and lighting assistance. There's alway a great buzz At M16 openings and the art is front and centre. We run an open bar thanks to our terrific sponsors BentSpoke and Quarry Hill wines and M16 does the catering. We also manage sales, and artwork collection for buyers. 

M16 sits the gallery Wednesday - Friday and artists are responsible for sitting the gallery on one of their exhibition’s three weekends.

For full T&C's download our application form and follow the application guidelines (including Gallery 1 info).

Our application form includes FAQs, but email and phone enquiries are welcome.
For more information contact:
Frances Spurgin
Exhibitions and Promotions Coordinator
(02) 6295 9438


Thursday 28 March, 2019
Wednesday 1 May, 2019
M16 Artspace
Venue Address
21 Blaxland Cres Griffith, ACT 2604

Canberra, ,

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