Artist Commissions - Street Hoarding

EOI due: 11:59 Sunday 19 February 2023

Seeking expressions of interest  

Newcastle Art Gallery is currently seeking expressions of interest from artists to develop new works of art for presentation on the construction hoarding along Laman and Darby Streets, around the site of our major Gallery expansion project.    

This call out is open to all artists and collectives, local and national, established and emerging. Artists from all backgrounds and working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Proposals are encouraged to respond to broad themes of renewal, past/present/future, change and anticipation.   

Newcastle Art Gallery will collaborate with the selected artists to develop and produce a new digital print on vinyl to be presented on the construction hoarding. Support is available to assist successful applicants in adapting their work of art to fit this format.  

Newcastle Art Gallery is being reimagined. The purpose-built expansion of Newcastle Art Gallery is designed by Clare Design and Smith & Tzannes to incorporate expanded facilities for public engagement, large scale displays of the world-class permanent collection, and a dynamic new artistic program. Find out more about the Newcastle Art Gallery Expansion Project.

Expressions of Interest open now until 11:59pm, Sunday 19 February 2023 . Apply now.


Monday 23 January 2023: Expression of interest open  
EOI due: 11:59pm, Sunday 19 February   

Artist Fee (remuneration)

Successful applicants will be paid an artist fee of $3000 per artist or collective (+ GST if registered)  

This artist fee covers the development of a new work of art for the purpose of presentation in the form of digitally printed vinyl on temporary hoarding. Please note that printing and installation costs are managed and supported separately.  

What to submit  

Apply online via the form below. 

Please complete the following form with your:   

  • Name  

  • Contact details   

  • Link to artist website and/or social media   

You will then be prompted to upload the following:  

  • Artist biography and short CV (up to 3 pages total);  

  • Up to 6 images of existing works of art that are indicative of the kind of work you make, and that relate to the work of art you would like to develop for the street hoarding;  

  • List of captions for these 6 reference images including: title, date, medium, dimensions; and   

  • A brief project proposal (up to 300 words). What do you propose to develop for the street hoarding?  

Please do not include final designed works of art in this proposal. Proposals should only include reference images to existing previous works of art, and your written proposal.   


Please be sure to review the Frequently Asked Questions. For all further enquiries, contact the Newcastle Art Gallery team on or +61 02 4974 5100  

Application support  

Applications are encouraged from artists of all backgrounds and abilities If you need support or would like to discuss alternative ways of submitting your application, please contact the team at Newcastle Art Gallery on or +61 02 4974 5100   

Expressions of Interest open now until 11:59pm, Sunday 19 February 2023 . Apply now.



Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill