Are you looking for exhibition opportunities?
Group Art Shows Sydney (or GAS), as the name suggests, aims to create dynamic group art shows, enabling exhibition opportunities for emerging and grassroots artists.
Why a Group Art Show is worth considering...
If you have ever looked into to holding a solo exhibition you may know that in Sydney it could cost between $3000 - $5000 depending on the venue and how much you are willing to outlay in marketing costs and the quality of your opening night event (where it’s likely most of your sales will occur so is an integral part of any exhibition). Even a large scale event like The Other Art Fair will cost an artist well over $1000 for the smallest stall and the fair takes a percentage commission on any sales, leaving many artists with little chance of turning a profit. By evenly splitting the cost of holding an exhibition among a group of artists, that cost is greatly reduced. So instead of an outlay of several thousand dollars, an artist could be looking at an outlay of just a few hundred dollars depending on the number of artists contributing to a Group Art Show. The cost is obviously variable from show to show, venue to venue, but it’s possible for an artist to recoup the cost in just one or two sales during the group show. GAS will not take commission on sales however some venues that GAS may partner with do take commision.
GAS will take care of all the planning, logistics, marketing, and operation of the exhibition throughout its run as well as the all important opening night event. In comparison, a solo exhibition can take months of planning and also full time attendance in the gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition. It can be a time consumptive and daunting task if you’ve never undertaken an exhibition before
Opportunities for everyone.
We want each of our Group Art Shows to be a dynamic, eclectic showcase of practice, technique and subject matter as well as a platform for emerging and grassroots artists to get their work in front of the art loving public.Some existing exhibitions and art prizes can be a bit exclusionary, focusing on established artists, very traditional art practices and crowd pleasing themes. Finding opportunities for non-traditional practices (like digitally created art) and challenging, dynamic subject matter, particularly from grassroots and emerging artists, can be difficult. That said, GAS is for all visual arts, whether it's a painting of your mum's fruit bowl, a sketch of your cat or an abstract interpretation of the demise of humanity!
Connect with your peers and the wider arts community.
You may have already considered a Group Show but didn't know enough artists to make it happen. GAS hopes to establish a community of artists who can come together for group shows but also support each other and share knowledge. GAS also hopes to introduce artists to new gallery spaces and to art lovers who may not have been exposed to your work before.