Resilience | An open exhibition for Mental Health Month

An open exhibition for Mental Health Month

Gungaderra Homestead, Harrison
18 October –
20 October 2019

Opening night | 6pm Friday 18 October 2019

As part of Mental Health Month in Canberra, Belconnen Arts Centre, Gungahlin Arts and This Is My Brave Australia will present Resilience, an open call exhibition to be held at Gungaderra Homestead between 18-20 October. Artists from across the ACT and New South Wales are invited to respond to the theme of resilience, either by sharing part of their own mental health story, or by responding to the idea of resilience more broadly. Resilience speaks of strength and recovery, but also acknowledges that this is a continuous process, and often not a linear one.

We welcome contributions from all ages, viewpoints and level of experience. Artists working in any stage of their creative practice be it as a professional or hobbyist are welcomed to submit work exploring this theme. Two-dimensional, unframed works in any medium will be accepted. This includes drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media. Works just need to be wall mountable using command strips.

As part of this program, Gungahlin Arts presents two workshops with renowned artist Mariana Del Castillo, offering artists of all levels, from beginner to advanced, the opportunity to create works for inclusion in the exhibition in a supported and friendly environment.

Enrol in Layered Landscape | Saturday 5 October
Enrol in A Remnant Story | Thursday 10 October

All exhibiting artists, their families and friends are also invited to attend the official exhibition opening, from 6-8pm on Friday 18 October at Gungaderra Homestead in Harrison. The opening will feature local live music, as well as Head Slam, Canberra’s own mental health poetry slam, presented by Red Flag Canberra. This project is supported by a Mental Health Month ACT grant.

All artworks and entries must be received by 4pm Monday 14 October 2019.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Michele Grimston, Gungahlin Community Arts Officer on 0403 929 739 or We look forward to receiving your entry!

Resilience | An open exhibition for Mental Health Month

Conditions of entry

Who can enter?

  • Artists who reside anywhere in the ACT and NSW. Artists of all ages, and at all stages of their career are welcomed.

What can be entered?

  • Each artist may enter up to a maximum of three works.
  • The works must be the original work of the artist and have been created within the last year.
  • The works must relate to the exhibition theme of ‘resilience’.
  • The works must be 2D, unframed and be able to be attached to the wall with command strips.
  • Works can be up to A3 (29.7 x 42cm) in size. Artworks can be smaller than this, but no works larger than A3 will be accepted.
  • The works must not be offensive, discriminatory or otherwise hurtful in nature. Works that are considered not appropriate will not be displayed at the sole discretion of BAC.
  • Belconnen Arts Centre reserves the right not to exhibit works which do not meet the above conditions.

Fees, Commissions and Sales:

  • There is no entry fee for this exhibition.
  • Artworks may be for sale (but do not have to be).
  • Please note the sale price must include a 30% commission to be paid to Belconnen Arts Centre.

Artwork Delivery:

  • All artworks must be received no later than 4pm on Monday 14 October. Works received after this time will not be included in the exhibition.
  • Artworks can be couriered or hand-delivered to Belconnen Arts Centre (118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT).
  • Artworks can also be hand delivered to Eastlake Gungahlin (51 Hinder St) between 10am and 8pm, 7 days a week.
  • All artworks must be accompanied by an entry form and must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name and artwork title.

Artwork Collection:

  • Works can be collected from Gungaderra Homestead On Sunday 20 October between 3 and 4pm. Uncollected works can be picked up from Belconnen Arts Centre from Tuesday 22 October to Sunday 27 October.
  • Artists are responsible for arranging return courier or postage if required.
  • Belconnen Arts Centre takes no responsibility for any works which remain uncollected after Sunday 27 October.

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You may submit up to three works. Works cannot be any larger than A3 (29.7cm x 42cm) and must be able to be pinned to the wall. Works outside of these requirements will not be eligible.

Work 1:
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