The Substation Gallery

Hands on Art Substation Gallery is now seeking proposals for exhibition opportunities in 2017. Independent artists, artist collectives, emerging artists, Indigenous and Torres-strait islander artists are encouraged to apply.

The Gallery Space also doubles as a small drama theatre.

The Gallery Space

Ground Floor The gallery is fitted with a hanging system. This floor is also fitted with appropriate lighting for exhibitions and has a small stage area for music, presentations, spoken work and plays.

The building has a security alarm and exhibiting artists are required to plan and manage their own gallery opening and closing times.

The Gallery is available for hire with options of: night events, 1 day (daytime opening), 1 day/night (including opening night), 2 days, 3 days, 4 days to 7 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4 weeks exhibition time. We encourage all artists who are interested to please come and view the spaces before submitting their application.

Gallery and Event Space Hire Fees 

Casual Bookings

  • 1 day/night         =$200 plus GST (including opening night)
  • 1 day                    =$125 (daytime opening)
  • 2 days                  =$250
  • 3 days                  =$300
  • 4 days to 7 days =$350
  • 2 weeks               =$550
  • 3 weeks               =$750
  • 4 weeks               =$900
  • Night Events      =$100
  • Single Days after 1 week hire =$50

Gallery Services

  • Assistance in hanging the exhibition (optional at $20 per hour)
  • Supervision during the Artist’s chosen Gallery hours (optional at $20 per hour)
  • After hours alarm security and 24-hour access to the building.
  • Stage lighting
  • PA System including speaker and microphone
  • Promotion of exhibition on our website, mail-outs and social media sites, as well as posters and flyers of the exhibition displayed at the Substation.
  • Use of the Hands On Art kitchen.
  • Use of Hands On Arts tools and equipment for installation.

Artists pay no commission except for Pop Up Saturday Shows


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