Future Creatives

Future Creatives will celebrate the achievements and creative practice of young emerging artists living in Geelong and the surrounding region who will complete their Victorian Certificate of Education in 2022.

The Future Creatives exhibition will showcase young peoples’ creative talents in art and design and provide a valuable opportunity to support the professional development of young peoples’ career pathways and future tertiary studies in art and design.

Important dates

Important dates:

Entries open: Friday 19 August 2022
Entries close: Friday 29 November 2022
Shortlist announced: Friday 16 December 2022
Works delivered to Geelong Gallery: Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 20 January 2023
Future Creatives 2023 exhibition dates: Saturday 4 February to Sunday 12 March 2023

Conditions of entry

1. 2023 Future Creatives is an exhibition that will celebrate the achievements and creative practice of young emerging artists living in Geelong and the surrounding region who will complete their Victorian Certificate of Education in 2022 studying either Art, Studio Arts, Design and Technology, Visual Communication or Design and Media. Conducted by Geelong Gallery Inc. (the Gallery) and sponsored by the Creative Futures Fund. Each entrant may submit up to two works for consideration.

2. Using the online entry form on the Gallery website, entrants must submit a completed entry form per entry, attach a digital image of their work and include an artist’s statement to be eligible for shortlisting. Upon lodgment, acknowledgement of entry will be sent to entrants via an automated email.

3. Upload digital image—one image per work will be accepted. Digital image to be supplied as JPEG file, 300dpi. Images should be saved with the following details as the file name: artist’s surname_artist’s firstname_title.jpeg. Entrants are advised to submit high quality images as those supplied at time of entry will be used by the Gallery for shortlisting, publication and promotion (should the work be selected for exhibition). Only an image uploaded through the Geelong Gallery online entry form will be accepted.

4. An entry must be an original work of the entrant and must have been executed in 2022.

5. An entry must be:
(a) a work of dimensions not exceeding (h) 183.0 cm x (w) 244.0 cm (including frame). Multiple panels may be accepted where these constitute a single entry and do not exceed the specified dimensions in total;

(b) in the possession of the student

(c) achieved an A+ or A on the School- assessed Task (moderated score)

(d) appropriate for public exhibition

(e) provided with evidence of copyright clearance and/or citation for all non-original material used

(f) accompanied by an Authentication Record Form (VCE studies), signed by the student and their teacher

(d) submitted with an artist’s statement (max 250 words)

6. A correctly completed entry form accepting these conditions, artist’s statement and attached images must be lodged on the Gallery’s website by the closing date: Friday 25 November 2022 (5.00pm). Entries lodged after the closing date will not be processed.

7. The Gallery shall appoint the judging panel that will, in the first instance, view all entries (digital images) that comply with the conditions of entry and select a limited number of works for inclusion in the exhibition. The judging panel reserves the right to exhibit, or not exhibit, any work entered.

8. Each entrant whose work is selected for inclusion in the exhibition will be notified by email on Friday 16 December 2022 and will be required to deliver the selected work to the Gallery between Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 20 January 2023. It is the responsibility of the entrant to arrange all aspects relating to the delivery of the work (whether personally or by an art courier). All associated costs are the responsibility of the entrant. Please note that substitutes for works first entered by the closing date will not be accepted. Unsuccessful entrants will be notified by email.

9. The selected work must be:
(a) available for display throughout the duration of the exhibition;

(b) professionally presented and ready for installation. It should be suitably prepared for hanging and D-rings must be attached to the back of the frame (or stretchers if unframed) on the left and right vertical edges to enable safe hanging from two points. Wires must not be attached. If, for any reason, the hanging system is unsuitable, under the conditions of entry, the entrant gives permission to the Gallery to attach a hanging system (D-rings) to the selected work (or modify existing) for the duration of the exhibition. Please contact Exhibitions Manager Pip Minney pip@geelonggallery.org.au if you have any further questions.;

(c) securely packaged to ensure safe transport to and from the Gallery. The packaging must be clearly labelled (with the entrant’s name, title and date of the work) and suitable for the Gallery to re-use for the return of the selected work.

The Gallery reserves the right to exclude works that do not meet the required standard for display.

10. The selected work will not be received at the Gallery unless free of charge to the Gallery. No payment will be made by the Gallery for freight or any other charge incurred in the delivery and/or return of the selected painting.

11. Best practice in the handling and care of works will be implemented at all times by Gallery staff, however, the Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any work in its possession or under its control. Each entrant shall indemnify the Gallery against any loss or damage suffered to the selected work. Insurance coverage is the full responsibility of the entrant (transit and in-situ) and is recommended by the Gallery. Works will not be insured by the Gallery.

12. Each entrant specifically permits and authorises the Gallery to reproduce the selected work (in full or detail) via print or electronic media for publicity, reports, catalogues and any other publications related to the exhibition. The Gallery reserves the right to reproduce acquired works in the subsequent promotion of the exhibition, the Gallery and its collection. Acknowledgment of authorship will be duly made. Copyright permission will be sought should the Gallery receive an external request (from an institution or publisher) for reproduction of an acquired work.

13. The judging panel shall solely determine the shortlisted entries to be exhibited in the 2023 Future Creatives exhibition. The judging panel’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

14. The People’s Choice Prize will be announced on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

15. The exhibition closes on Monday 13 March 2023. The Gallery will contact entrants in the week commencing Monday 13 March 2023 seeking confirmation of arrangements for the collection of exhibited works. It is the responsibility of the entrant to arrange all aspects relating to the collection of the work (whether personally or by an art courier). All associated costs are the responsibility of the entrant.

16. Works can be collected from Wednesday 15 March to Friday 17 March 2023, between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Should collection outside these hours be required, the Gallery must be informed of this at the time confirmation of arrangements for the collection of exhibited works is sought and prior to Friday 17 March (4.00pm).

Entry Form