Exhibition Proposals

Lake House Arts  presents a vibrant and engaging exhibition programme profiling artists and groups that are both nationally and locally recognised as well as community based and local artistic talents. Our exhibition programme strives to represent a wide range of visual art mediums, including historical and multi-cultural themes with links to a selection of regional and local, arts and cultural events.  The exhibition programme is accompanied by a range of public programmes including artist’s talks, exhibition tours and art workshops for adults and children.
We will consider exhibition proposals from practitioners of any artistic discipline, individually or in groups. Proposed exhibitions need to appeal to a broad cross section of our community and also offer a free associated public programme (e.g. artists talk, workshop etc – this can be discussed with the Curator on submission of the proposal).  ‚Äč

Submitting an Exhibition Proposal 

The two main galleries are curated by the Manager/Curator. The Tindall gallery is available to members of Lake House free of charge for one month, on an annual basis*. 
We will consider exhibition proposals from practitioners of any artistic discipline, individually or in groups. Proposed exhibitions need to appeal to a broad cross section of our community and also offer a free associated public programme (e.g. artists talk, workshop etc – this can be discussed with the Curator on submission of the proposal).

Proposal requirements: (download full guidelines)
a. A cover letter including all contact details. 
b. Explanation of the exhibition concept, key themes of the exhibition, media/medium used, an indication of your target audience and ideas of a related public programme such as an artist talk or exhibition based workshop. (200-350 words). 
c. Description and images of the works you intend to exhibit or examples of relevant previous works - size of exhibition, size and number of artworks. 
d. A concise CV from all participating artists outlining past exhibitions, art education, art residencies, art awards etc. Maximum 2 pages per CV. 
e. Possible dates for the exhibition - when is your proposed exhibition available/preferred dates for exhibition and does it relate to a specific event or festival?
f. What are your ideas for promotion before and during your exhibition?
g. Email or post your proposal to manager@lakehousearts.org.nz or post - Attn: Curator, Lake House Arts Centre, PO Box 331037, Takapuna, Auckland 0740 – when posting, please print the proposal and include high resolution images on a CD. Alternatively email the curator with one PDF file of the proposal that includes the CV and supporting images in one document (please note files must be fewer than 10MB in total to be received via email).

We endeavor to respond to proposals within 8 weeks of the proposal being received. 
Emerging artists and fine art and design students please see our Emerging Artists Series guidelines below.

Lake House Arts Emerging Artist Series (download full guidelines)

The Emerging Artists Series is our commitment to supporting emerging New Zealand artists and facilitating opportunities for the exhibition and promotion of their work via a first solo or group show. For this series we will consider exhibition proposals from practitioners of any artistic discipline. Group show proposals will be considered but all involved artists must be considered ‘emerging’. For the purposes of this series an emerging artist will have graduated from a tertiary institution within the last 5 years with a Fine Arts or design based qualification and have had limited exhibiting experience but are keen for more exposure. Artists will also be working on or have completed a body of work suitable for exhibiting. Proposed exhibitions need to offer a free associated public programme (e.g. artists talk, workshop etc – this can be discussed with the Curator on submission of the proposal).

The Emerging Artists Series and the North Shore Notables Series are sponsored by Lake House Arts – marketing, installation and some opening costs covered by Lake House Arts.

We have many potential exhibition area's from the Becroft and Cafe galleries to the Tindall room, Art Capsule and our hallway salon.

 

 

 

The Becroft is a well-lit space that has undergone an entire refit in the last few months with new cladding on the walls and a new lighting system.   Exhibitions in the Becroft gallery run for a minimum of 4 weeks at a time and artists can apply either solo or as a group. Exhibitions in the Becroft Gallery are fully curated and on application by proposal only.

 

 

The Cafe gallery is a smaller space available for wall hung art works only.
Exhibitions in the cafe are fully curated and on an application by proposal only.

 

The Art Capsule is a new extension space for our exhibition programme, available to show small sculptural, jewellery or 2D art works on a 2 monthly rotating basis. Please contact the Curator to discuss exhibiting in the Art Capsule.

 

 

The Tindall room is a smaller, wall works only space, often used for Friends of Lake House exhibitions and as an extension space for the Great Art Sale. Community groups are encouraged to enquire about exhibiting in this space. *Conditions apply

 

 

Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877

Email: info@lakehousearts.org.nz

Opening hours

Office WINTER HOURS
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm

Gallery WINTER HOURS
Tuesday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm

Cafe WINTER HOURS
CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

 

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