• Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara | Call for proposals, January – July 2018

    Situated in the ÅŒtara Town Centre, Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara provides an opportunity for artists to connect with and engage local communities through exhibitions, public programmes and events. Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara is a unique space in Auckland that reflects the diverse communities, cultures and people of ÅŒtara, and is committed to developing Pacific arts. It embraces traditional and contemporary practices, and acts as a springboard for emerging and established artists.


    Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara are calling for proposals from artists interested in exhibiting at Papakura Art Gallery in 2018.


    If you’re interested in applying, please send them a proposal.


    Your proposal should include:


    • A written statement outlining the theme, purpose, target audience and content of your proposed project in less than 500 words.

    • A description of any associated public programming to accompany your project, in less than 300 words.

    • A budget which clearly outlines the costs involved with your project. Please consider that Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara has limited resources.

    • Four to six images of recent work. High resolution jpg, png or pdf formats are acceptable, as are hard copy photographs.

    • Supplied images should clearly display or have included in their file name: artist name; title of work/project; production date; medium or materials; dimensions.

    • A current CV or artist biography including contact details.

    • Relevant supporting material (articles, reviews, catalogues etc).



    How to apply


    Proposals can be delivered by email (PDF or Word document attachment), by post or in person at Fresh Gallery Ōtara. Proposals sent by email must not exceed 10MB. Your application should include copies of work only, as they are not able to return any documents. Do not include hard copies of original artwork in postal proposals.



    • Email:
    • Postal address: Attn Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara, Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142
    • Physical address: Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara, Shop 5/46 Fairmall, ÅŒtara Town Centre, Auckland 2023


    The Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara team are able to discuss your proposal during business hours on 09 261 8030 or email



    Selection criteria


    Preference is given to artists from the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area and the wider Auckland region. Successful proposals are based on:


    • Relevance to the ÅŒtara-Papatoetoe Local Board community, context or location.

    • Artistic and contextual merit.

    • Ability to meet one or more of the six objectives in the Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara Business Plan 2016-2019, available online here.


    In addition, priority will be given to:


    • Group projects and/or projects with well developed, interactive visitor programming.

    • Projects that recognise the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage (1893) during March-July.

    • Projects that recognise and celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year (June-July).


    Closing dates and notification of outcome


    The call for proposals closes at 5pm on Friday 14 July 2017. The outcome of proposals will
    be notified by Friday 11 August 2017. Successful proposals will receive notification, and be
    invited to an initial meeting to discuss installation details, project dates, and marketing
    information. The overall budget, accompanying public programme and associated resources required will also be discussed at this time.


    For more information on Fresh Gallery Ōtara visit their Facebook page.

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