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Opportunities for Artists

Artwork by Brenton See

Weekender Art Shows

Weekender Art Shows is a brand new program to support local artists to exhibit and sell their artwork at the Canning Bridge Community Space. Exhibition packages available to all artists, amateur, emerging and professional and are perfect for artists who may not wish to commit to a full-scale exhibition in an established gallery space.

If you’ve always wanted to exhibit your work, have some new work to road test or just want to get a group of like-minded artists together for a show, then this space is for you! The space can be used for solo or group exhibitions. We can be matchmakers and help pair you with artists seeking a group show.

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mage: Mural by Jack Bromell, located on The Esplanade, close to Canning Bridge

Arts information and ongoing opportunities

#creativemelville Creative Networking events 2022

Calling Melville creatives! These free (or subsidised) events are open to all creatives living or working within the City of Melville boundaries, as a way to showcase creative spaces and to connect with like-minded individuals.  

  • Wednesday, 6 July – hosted by Melville Arts @Atwell House
  • Wednesday, 7 September - Goolugatup Heathcote gallery tour 
  • Wednesday, 2 November – Melville Art Awards gallery tour

All events will be held in accordance with WA Health guidelines at the time and if required will be held online through Zoom. We encourage you to register via Eventbrite for these events, so we can keep you informed of any changes.

How to register: registration links will be advertised weeks prior in our monthly Arts eNews and in the Melville Arts and Creatives Facebook page.

Creative Lab Residency at AH Bracks Library

We are offering Melville based creative groups the opportunity for a Creative Lab residency at AH Bracks Library. By nurturing ideas and providing opportunities for our creatives we can build a more #creativemelville. The Creative Lab is a flexible meeting room with a sink, storage cupboards, trestles and chairs.  Some secure equipment storage will be available. We are offering groups the opportunity to use the Creative Lab for a series of up to 8 sessions, free of cost in exchange for:

  • A workshop or artists talk with the public
  • Producing a creative outcome within AH Bracks Library which could include an exhibition of artworks or the installation of a temporary artwork within the library.

The group must be able to meet during Library opening hours, and meeting times need to be negotiated to fit in with other bookings:

If your group is interested in a Creative Lab residency please email arts@melville.wa.gov.au to discuss your ideas.

#creativemelville x Soul Traders webinars

Soul Traders Amy Snoekstra and Bo Wong have produced a special three part webinar series for creative business owners discussing the ins and outs, the vagaries, the traps and the triumphs of running a solo freelance business and living a creative life. Over the three sessions, Amy and Bo explored topics creating your online presence: practical tools, tips and tricks; marketing and community building for creatives and creating engaging imagery and content for your social media.

You can watch all three webinars on the Arts and Events You Tube channel

Sign up to our monthly arts eNewsletter

The Arts eNews is a monthly enewsletter promoting cultural events and activities taking place in the City of Melville and surrounding suburbs. The newsletter is emailed on the second Thursday of each month to over 3,000 subscribers with local artists and arts organisations invited to share their news (showing, selling, seeking etc) with the community.

Subscribe to our Arts eNewsletter

To submit content for the Arts eNews, please email the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) with key information such as date, address, contact details, website link and a jpeg image.

Melville Arts and Creatives Facebook Group

Keep up to date and join our facebook group. It's a place for local artists, arts groups and creative enterprises to network, promote their work and collaborate on ideas.

PHAZE Urban Art

PHAZE is the City of Melville's youth urban art program, which runs sessions from Leeming Skate Park, John Creaney Skate Park and Melville Skate Park. We will advertise current opportunities on this page as they arise.

Public Art and Community Art Projects

The City of Melville invites artists and creative teams to submit Expressions of Interest for public art and community art projects to be included in City buildings, facilities and public spaces. If you are interested in being added to our artist register please email arts@melville.wa.gov.au

Goolugatup Heathcote Cultural Precinct

The Goolugatup Heathcote Cultural Precinct is a multi-arts and cultural gallery that invites emerging and established artists, curators, community groups and people wanting to exhibit material within a social history context to submit proposals for exhibitions each year.

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