Exhibition Terms & Conditions
For Artists exhibiting or interested in at Gallery 139
Please read before accepting to exhibit at Gallery 139
The gallery reserves the right to update any of these points at any time, please check before accepting an exhibition with Gallery 139.
2018 GALLERY HOURS
Thursday - Saturday 11am - 4pm | Sunday 11am - 2pm
This is a one-off payment by the Artist to the Gallery in order to exhibit in Gallery 139.
The gallery reserves the right to refuse to hang any artworks deemed unsuitable for exhibition for any reason in order to maintain the integrity that the gallery has built over the past 3 years.
This fee contributes to the exhibition costs including:
- Gallery 139 commercial rent on Beaumont St, Hamilton
- gallery design of your exhibition invite
- 100 printed invites for solo exhibitions only
- preparation and distribution of mailchimp invite via the Gallery
emailing list of 248 (as of Jan 2018)
- professional design and print of advertisement in Newcastle Weekly magazine
- print and online listing of your exhibition in the nationally distributed art magazine - Art Almanac
- exhibition listing in Newcastle Herald Weekender print and online
- preparation of Media Release to Newcastle Herald art critic
- Gallery 139 website listing that archives
- digital links of any media coverage added to Gallery 139 website where possible
- the gallery actively seeks and successfully gains newspaper and magazine articles for exhibitions
- curation and install of your exhibition (unless otherwise arranged)
- preparation and photocopy of catalogue
- gallery sitting of exhibition except during
MEET THE ARTIST sessions (see below)
The participation fee is non-negotiable and non-refundable and the amount is stated in the Exhibition Information supplied upon invitation to exhibit in the gallery. Participation fee can range from $200 - $500 depending on the number of artists involved in the exhibition.
Facebook and more so, Instagram has become an increasingly powerful tool to promote upcoming exhibitions and to widen both the gallery and artist profile.
- Gallery 139 Instagram currently has 2198 organic followers (Jan 2018).
- we actively promote our exhibiting artists and exhibitions before and during the exhibition dates.
- we encourage cross-promotion between gallery and artist.
- if you have an Artist Instagram we will tag you in our posts and repost relevant images from your account onto our gallery Instagram.
- use #gallery139 #nameoftheexhibition
E.g if you were in the exhibition Body BITS, you would add #gallery139 #bodybits to the end of your post and tag the gallery @gallery_139
- the exhibition opening is the first Saturday of the exhibition from 2-4pm (unless arranged otherwise)
- each participating artist is required to contribute to the opening refreshments either cheese/dip/biscuits or bottle of wine
- the gallery supplies a responsible supply of Murray's Brewing Company Co. beer via sponsorship from the company
- the gallery provides opening platters/wine glasses/water jugs/table/white table cloth
- the gallery provides 2 volunteers to help at the opening
- photos are taken at the opening for social media/promotion of your exhibition
- all sales are taken by the Director at the opening, unless otherwise arranged
MEET THE ARTIST sessions
- each artist is required to do at least 1 x MEET THE ARTIST gallery sit
- each session varies between 2hrs - 5hrs depending on the number of artists involved in the exhibition
- the gallery will promote your MEET THE ARTIST session on the gallery website/facebook/instagram to maximise visitors
- these sessions are invaluable for increasing your profile as an artist and to increase sales during your exhibition
- the gallery takes a 30% commission from the price listed on the catalogue
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK TO AND FROM THE GALLERY FOR EXHIBITION
- artists are responsible for transporting their artwork to and from the gallery for exhibition
- artwork is due in the gallery on the Monday of the exhibition week
INSURANCE DURING EXHIBITION
- the gallery has public liability and normal business insurance which covers minor artwork damages
- it is the artist's responsibility to arrange any artwork insurance
- artists are required to supply the gallery with clear images of their work BEFORE exhibition for use on the gallery website and Facebook/ Instagram for advertising
- the gallery will take and publish photographs of your work in the exhibition for promotional purposes on Facebook/ Instagram and for archive on the gallery website
- the gallery reserves the right to use these photographs free of charge to promote the exhibition and gallery before, during and after the exhibition
- Copyright will always remains with the Artist
COLLECTION OF ARTWORK
- artists can collect unsold works from 2pm on the last day of the exhibition or on the following Monday when the next exhibition is being installed
- if artwork is not collected from the gallery within 6 weeks, it will become the property of the gallery to dispose of at the gallery's discretion
- artists who sell their artwork during the exhibition will receive a Tax Invoice/Receipt from Gallery 139 stating the exhibition, exhibition dates, title of artwork, sales price, commission and the buyer's name (for documentary purposes only).
- artists can expect to receive their payment via Direct Debit within 4 weeks of the final payment from the buyer.
All sales transactions must be processed through the Gallery