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The Merilyn Luck Gallery

The Merilyn Luck Gallery for Central Queensland Artists honours former Rockhampton Art Gallery Chairperson and Trustee, Mrs Merilyn Luck. This exhibition space acknowledges the advocacy role Mrs Luck has played in developing cultural opportunities for Central Queenslanders, and who has long recognised the Gallery as ‘the cultural heart of our city’.

The Merilyn Luck Gallery for Central Queensland Artists (the Merilyn Luck Gallery) is a small-scale exhibition space on the Gallery’s first floor. Offering the choice of 18.5 running metres of wall space, or a five metre long showcase, Central Queensland artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), outlining their exhibition proposals.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the Merilyn Luck Gallery plan included with this application form, noting the restrictions of this exhibition space. All work proposed must be 'ready to hang', with d-rings or picture wire attached. All framing and matting is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist.

The Merilyn Luck Gallery is open to Central Queensland artists residing in the following regions and shires: Rockhampton, Livingstone, Gladstone, Banana, Woorabinda, Central Highlands, Isaac, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Diamantina and Boulia.

EOIs will be assessed by the Gallery Director, Curator, and Exhibitions Officer, and considered on the quality of work submitted, concept, and suitability to the exhibition space.

Privacy Notice: Rockhampton Regional Council is collecting the personal information you supply on this form for the purpose of processing your application. Your personal details will not be disclosed to any other person or agency external to Council without your consent unless required or authorised by law.
Terms and conditions
 
1. The Merilyn Luck Gallery is a temporary exhibition space open to all forms of art media, and administered by Rockhampton Art Gallery (herein the ‘Gallery’). 

2. This is a non-acquisitive, small-scale exhibition opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Merilyn Luck Gallery plan included with this application form, and nominate their preferred exhibition space – walls, or the showcase Applicants may contact the Rockhampton Art Gallery Curator with any questions prior to submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). The Curator may be contacted via gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au

3. The Merilyn Luck Gallery is open to Central Queensland artists residing in the following regions and shires: Rockhampton, Livingstone, Gladstone, Banana, Woorabinda, Central Highlands, Isaac, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Diamantina and Boulia.

4. Employees of Rockhampton Art Gallery and members of their immediate families are ineligible to apply.

5. Exhibited works must be owned and created by the artist.

6. All applicants will be notified of the selection outcome within 30 days of the gallery receiving the application. The selection panel's decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. EOIs will not be returned, and may be retained for consideration for future exhibition opportunities.

7. Successful applicants will be provided with: $300 artist fee; curatorial support for exhibition development; exhibition marketing through Gallery streams; and public program opportunities including a 'Meet the artist/s' talk and/or delivery of a practical workshop. The Gallery is not responsible for any design or costs associated with catalogues or other printed material. The Gallery will not be holding an opening event for the exhibition.

8. Works selected for the exhibition will be negotiated with the Curator. 

9. All works must be marked clearly on the back with artist’s name, title of work, and installation instructions included (if applicable). The works selected will be shown in the Merilyn Luck Gallery for the time period indicated in the Loan Agreement.

10. All works selected must be professionally prepared for hanging/installation as negotiated with the Curator. The Gallery will not be responsible for any costs associated with preparing works for exhibition. Any display equipment that may be provided by the Gallery will remain property of the Gallery at the conclusion of the exhibition.

11. All works must be for sale. The Gallery will retain 30% commission on any sales from the exhibition. All revenue raised from sale of works of art will contribute to the Rockhampton Art Gallery Gift Fund. Any works acquired for the Gallery’s permanent collection will be purchased less 30% commission.

12. Selected artists grant a copyright licence for their works to be reproduced in the advertising and promotion for the exhibition. Rockhampton Art Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the exhibited works of art in subsequent publications by the Gallery.

13. Freight and insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Artworks will not be accepted unless delivered and returned free of all freight and other charges. Artworks must be collected within one week of the exhibition closing. Artworks that are not collected by the specified time will not be acquired for the Gallery collection, and may be disposed of by the Gallery.

14. All personal information gathered by the Gallery will be used solely for the purpose of administering the Merilyn Luck Gallery.
Selected artists grant a copyright licence for their works to be reproduced in the advertising and promotion for the exhibition. Rockhampton Art Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the exhibited works of art in subsequent publications by the Gallery.

Freight and insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Artworks will not be accepted unless delivered and returned free of all freight and other charges. Artworks must be collected within one week of the exhibition closing. Artworks that are not collected by the specified time will not be acquired for the Gallery collection, and may be disposed of by the Gallery.

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