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Call out to artists with an asylum seeker and refugee background

Artists with a refugee or asylum seeker background are invited to apply to participate in HOME.

The exhibition will be presented in October 2018 by the City of Greater Dandenong’s Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre.

HOME presents works that celebrate the important contribution that refugee and asylum seekers make to the cultural and social fabric of Australia.

Five artists will be shortlisted from the applications received. Shortlisted artists will be offered financial support of $1000 (courtesy of IKEA Springvale) for the creation and delivery of new artworks for the exhibition.

Each shortlisted artist will be provided with a negotiated opportunity for mentoring with an experienced artist or curator for the purpose of professional development.

Exhibiting artists may be offered further opportunity to participate in the City of Greater Dandenong’s Artist in Residence program.

Artworks may be produced in any medium including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video, photography and drawing. Artists are invited to create work based on the refugee or asylum seeker experience.

Applications are due by Sunday 15 July and must include:

  • Completed online application form (see below)
  • Images that provide examples of the artist’s previous artwork. A maximum of 5 artworks and should include between 1 - 2 images of each work.

Applications will be reviewed by the Arts and Cultural Development Team and shortlisted artists will be invited to participate in the exhibition. To apply please fill in the online form below.

Further information regarding freight deadlines, sales and other important information will be provided to successful applicants.  

Key exhibition dates

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 15 July
Successful artists notified: Friday 20 July 
Delivery of artworks by successful artists on or before: Friday 12 October
Exhibition launch and announcement of prize winners: Thursday 18 October, 6.30pm


Conditions of entry

  • Eligible artists will have arrived in Australia after 1 January 1990
  • All artworks must be the original works of the artist
  • Artworks must be no larger than 2m (w) by 2m (h) due to gallery design
  • One application per artist will be accepted
  • Incomplete entries will not be accepted
  • All applications must arrive at Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre by midnight, Sunday 15 July 2018.
  • Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre will notify all successful and unsuccessful artists of the selection outcome

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted using an online form. To apply click on the button below.

Apply now 

For further information

David O’Halloran
Visual and Community Arts Coordinator
Phone: 03 9706 8441

Karina Lamb
Team Leader Arts and Culture
Phone: 03 8571 5134  

Corner Walker and Robinson Streets, Dandenong  VIC, 3175

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 3pm


HOME 2018 is proudly supported by IKEA Springvale