Exhibition Ideas…

Having talked to some people in the animation and games courses I think that the visual focused courses (animation, games and design) would work well as an actual exhibition. That is, we hire a physical space and set up computers, screens etc. to showcase our stuff to the public. In addition to this, we could have a companion website onto which our stuff is also uploaded. The website could go up before the exhibition and contain all the details for it. At the exhibition, we could could hand out business cards or pamphlets pointing people to the website. There is also the opportunity to have an opening-night forum in which we talk about our work. I feel like this would be a great opportunity for us.

Possible Exhibition Spaces:

So I started looking at art spaces for hire. However, I don’t have all the information for the exhibition yet. Things we need to sort out before we begin planning are:

  • When?
  • How big of a space do we need?
  • How long should it go for?
  • Who is paying for it?

Therefore these are just ideas. Using the Creative Spaces website I looked for art spaces around Brisbane and West End. The following are the places which could potentially work for us:

Juggler’s Floor Art Space

  • Fortitude Valley
  • Gallery space available for short term lease (1 hour up to 4 weeks)

The Hold Art Space

  • West End
  • Galleries are leased on a weekly basis at the following rates:
    • Room One: $800 / week (11.25 m x 8.8 m)
    • Room Two: $350 / week (5 m x 3.2 m)
    • Room Three: $350 / week (3.8 m x 4 m)
    • Entire gallery: $1200 / week (20% discount when you book the entire space)

Light Space

  • Fortitude Valley
  • Space available for $544.50 per month

Bleeding Heart Art Gallery

  • Brisbane CBD
  • Gallery space available for short term lease (1 hour up to 4 weeks)

The Edge (at the State Library)

  • Southbank
  • Multiple different spaces – some won’t work for us

2 thoughts on “Exhibition Ideas…

  1. Martin B says:

    This is well researched and looking really helpful to get us a space, but we are going to need to move on it fast. We have to aim for the exhibition of choice and lock it in.


  2. jam says:

    I think it would be really good to combine the disciplines as you’ve said, it has the potential to create a really interesting showcase of work for the public (and us!). Steve and Tony said the Gamers have to do their usual website exhibition so they have a portfolio online, but are welcome to get in on a physical exhibition as well if they want. I think next week we should definitely ask around to get a gauge of interest with the other visual disciplines, so that then we can work out exactly what size space we would potentially need, what type of equipment is needed to present the different types of projects, etc.


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