The Art Gallery Gladstone & Biloela Hospital Projects
Cosmos Arts for Health Inc are seeking expressions of interest from local artist , arts groups, writers, poets, and story tellers from Gladstone Region & Banana Shire Council to exhibit in our hospital gallery spaces for 2023-2024.
Where healing meets creativity. Our curated collection of artwork provides a soothing and uplifting environment for patients, visitors, and healthcare professionals. Through vibrant and inspiring pieces, we aim to reduce stress, promote well-being, and create a positive atmosphere. Our exhibitions showcase local artists, community projects, cultural diversity, and messages of resilience.
This project was first developed in 2018 by Central Queensland Artist Katrina
Elliott with the assistance of the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund (RAF), Aestec Services and CQHHS and is now run by Cosmos Arts For Health Inc.
So far, our Art Gallery projects run in the Gladstone Hospital and Biloela Hospital with the vision to extend to more hospitals in the CQ Region. In Gladstone Hospital we have 2 gallery spaces, the Artist Gallery and the Community Gallery, these can be found On Level 1 of East Wing (Block One). In Biloela we have one Gallery space that is located in the corridors from the main entrance
to the community health waiting area.
Artists / writers
The Artist Gallery is a paid opportunity for local artists, both professional and emerging (residing in the Gladstone Regional Council and Banana Shire council areas). Artists who are successfully chosen to exhibit will be paid an artwork loan fee of $500.00 for the 2-month period the work is displayed. Artist will be allowed to have their works for sale, but no works can be removed during the agreed exhibition period.
Exhibiting Artists will be chosen by a panel.
Insurance – Whilst we use lockable frames, artists will be responsible for taking out their own insurance to protect against fire, theft and damage.
Themes – “Connection to place”
We are calling for EOI for exhibitions themed around “Connection to
Place”. This theme emphasises the importance of understanding and
appreciating one’s environment. By knowing about their local history, culture,
and natural surroundings, people develop a sense of belonging and identity.
This connection fosters a stronger community and aims to inspire individuals to
cherish and actively contribute to their communities, forging a harmonious relationship between people and their surroundings.
The gallery spaces have permanently mounted frames and pacific
Material: All artworks must be on paper or unmounted canvas, with minimal thickness.
Subject matter: The artworks are being presented in a public foyer area of a public hospital, please be aware that explicit language or imagery will not be permitted. Artworks must be appropriate for viewing by people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and religions. Please note that all proposed artwork will be reviewed by a panel, and they will have final determination as to whether artwork will be placed on display within the hospital.
Size: All 12 artworks must be under 420 x 594mm, and fit inside supplied silver A2 frames. All 12 frames must be filled. The frames are a set number of portrait or landscape orientations. If you are selected, you will receive a template kit with the orientation of the 12 frames and directions.
UPDATE – Expression of Interest For BANANA Shire ARTISTS have been extended – Closes 9am 3 July 2023
(Opportunities for EOI for Gladstone Region Artist are now closed)
Applications will include
• A short summary about your intended exhibition and how it relates to the theme.
• 3-5 image examples of previous work you have done in the same intended medium.
• Artist CV – maximum 2 pages
If you have any questions email – firstname.lastname@example.org