Town Hall Gallery provides a dedicated gallery space for Boroondara artists, students, and arts or community groups to exhibit their work. Twelve exhibitions are programmed annually across a range of subject matter and mediums. Selected through an annual application process, these exhibitions proudly showcase the depth and diversity of creative talent within our municipality.
To be eligible to apply for the Community Exhibition Program, applicants must be living, studying or have a studio in the City of Boroondara, or be part of an arts or community group based in the City of Boroondara. For a full list of the eligibility criteria, please read the Community Exhibition Application Guidelines.
Artists and community members who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, other First Nations, culturally or linguistically diverse, LGBTQIA+ or members of the disability or deaf community are encouraged to apply.
Apply to exhibit in 2021
To apply for a Community Exhibition in 2021:
- Read the Application Guidelines
Community Exhibitions - Application Guidelines 2021 (PDF, 259 KB)
Community Exhibitions - Application Guidelines 2021 (Word, 123 KB)
- Submit an online application through the SmartyGrants Portal.
Applications open at 9am, Monday 18 May 2020.
Applications close at midnight, Sunday 28 June 2020.
Applicants will be notified of outcomes in writing by Monday 10 August 2020.
10-minute art: a community online exhibition
To celebrate our 2021 Community Exhibition Program application process, we invite you to join in our 10-minute Online Art Exhibition.
Find inspiration for your 2021 exhibition idea by getting creative. Make a work of art in 10 minutes or less, and we’ll share it on social media and via our online community gallery.
How to enter
1. Create a work of art
Set a timer for 10 minutes. Draw something, paint something, take a photograph, or make a sculpture. Use any medium and style you wish.
It might help to start by making a work of art for 30 seconds, then another one over 2 minutes, then 5 minutes, and finish with your 10-minute masterpiece.
2. Share your work of art
Take a photograph of your artwork and upload it to Facebook or Instagram with the caption 'Town Hall Gallery 10 Minute Online Art Exhibition, [artwork title] by [your name, and age if under 18 years old]'.
Make sure to tag @TownHallGallery and use the hashtags: #10MinuteArt #TownHallGallery #BoroondaraArts.
If you don’t have access to social media, please email your artwork and caption to [email protected]
3. See your art in our online gallery
We will publish a selection of 10-minute masterpieces to our Community Exhibition Gallery on this page on Wednesday 17 June at 1:30pm.
Upload your work by Friday 12 June 5pm for your work to be considered for the online exhibition.*
*NB: Works containing nudity, offensive language, or subject matter deemed unsuitable by the City of Boroondara will not be included in the online gallery.