Each year we invite Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne-based artists to apply to be part of the Mount Eliza Art & Design Show this year. Applications for the 2022 Art Show have now closed.
Mount Eliza North Primary School takes a 25% commission on all artwork sold in the Gallery and goods sold in the Gallery Shop. The funds raised from commission on sales will be used towards improving the facilities and services to enhance the educational future for the children of Mount Eliza North Primary School.
Who can exhibit?
✔️ Artists, creators and makers who reside in Australia, with a focus on local artists [Mornington Peninsula].
✔️ All exhibitors must have an ABN.
✔️ All entries must be handmade and be the original work of the entrant.
✔️ All works must be suitable for viewing by children and be culturally sensitive.
Our Gallery is a curated selection of small and large hung works, including paintings, photography and other works on paper, alongside 3D works such as sculpture. Artwork will be displayed and available for purchase at Mount Eliza North Primary School for the duration of the show, and also available to purchase online. Please read our Terms and Conditions before completing the Expression of Interest form.
Our gallery shop is a curated pop-up selling goods by local creators and makers for the duration of the show. Products will include jewellery, ceramics, small framed and unframed prints and small designer homewares. Please read our Terms and Conditions before completing the Expression of Interest form.
Frequently asked questions
Why do I need an ABN to exhibit?
This is a requirement from the Department of Education - tax legislation requires that an ABN is required by suppliers for any payments processed by the school. For the purpose of payments from sales of works at the Art Show artists are classed as suppliers, and therefore require an ABN.
If you don’t currently have an ABN, you can find out more here.
I’ve exhibited at the Art Show previously, do I need to apply again?
Yes please! We’re limited in space, and unfortunately can't accept all applications. The Art Show Committe will review all applications received and make a decision based on several criteria [including past sales history, where relevant] to ensure we have a wide selection of artwork styles, sizes and price points.
What happens after I apply?
The Art Show Committee will review all applications and select artists on quality, uniqueness and price point to ensure we exhibit a wide selection of art. The committee will contact you by email between 21 August and 1 September to advise the outcome of your applicaiton, and next steps.
I don't live in the Mornington Peninsula or Melbourne, will my application be considered?
All applications that meet our Terms and Conditions will be considered, however the Art Show is a community event, and our aim is to celebrate and feature artists working within our local area.