Call for proposals...

MAY SPACE welcomes proposals from practising artists in Australia and New Zealand for group exhibitions, as listed below.

Submissions should be emailed directly to the Gallery with images (please include full captions in each image title) in support of the proposal, preferably a link to the artist website, a current C/V, a brief artist statement and a separate, single page outlining the nature of the work you are proposing. Please keep it simple, no powerpoint, keynote or .zip files. All files must be emailed, do not send Dropbox invitations or download links. Applications on CD's can no longer be reviewed.


6 to 23 June 2018

June will bring the winter season to Sydney and to add some warmth to our gallery we will be holding a special exhibition featuring mugs by different artists. Each Saturday we will fill purchased mugs with a different complementary hot beverage, so that gallery-goers can escape the cold and enjoy the shows with a warm drink in hand. MUGGED! aims to include specially made pieces that display diverse interpretations of this ubiquitous object. We are now seeking proposals from emerging, mid-career and established artists for contributions to this seasonal exhibition.

We look forward to receiving your proposals for MUGGED! 


General Call for Artists

Proposals from professional artists living in Australia or NZ at any stage in their career are invited to submit, however we are looking for artists whose work fits well within our current stable of Represented Artists.  We are also looking for video works for our Black Box Projects space, a dedicated theatrette for moving image artworks.

Opportunities for successful applicants may include:
- A place in our Introducing exhibition series
- To be curated into our group exhibitions
- Solo exhibitions
- Screenings in Black Box Projects

To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A short Letter outlining previous professional practice and foreseeable artistic goals
- An Artist CV of relevant experience
- An Artist Statement (max. 500 words)
- A link to your website
- When submitting moving image artworks, links to each video work in full

Please note: no images are to be sent via email, applications need to contain a link to website portfolio. Artists who send unsolicited images will not be considered unless they apply following the above guidelines.

The team at MAY SPACE will review proposals periodically throughout the year and applicants will receive a notice as to whether their proposal has been successful within 3 months of applying. Please note that due to time constraints, we are not able to provide feedback regarding unsuccessful proposals.


  • Installation shot: Robert Boynes 2017
  • 'Out of Line' group exhibition 2017
  • 'Ceramic Revisions II' group exhibition 2017
  • 'On-Site' group exhibition 2018
  • 'Off-Grid' group exhibition 2017


409b George Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017 
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We are accepting proposals from professional artists from Australia and NZ for exhibitions and group shows ... learn more