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Important dates: 

Exhibition current: 3 – 24 January 2019.

Prize announcements: Friday, 11 January 2019, 6pm–9pm. 



$2500 1st Prize (non-acquisitive).

Solo Exhibition Runner-Up Prize.

$25 voucher from incub8r.

A4 handmade journal from Kami.

Exhibition discounts in 2019 at Brunswick Street Gallery.



Mark Feary of Gertrude Contemporary

Representatives from Fitzroy Stretches



Brunswick Street Gallery, Level 1 and 2, 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065.


Entry Fees

$50 per artwork (Max 10 works accepted per entrant) (Non-refundable).

*All 2D works will be accepted and exhibited for the duration of the Fifty Squared Art Prize. 

If making payment by direct bank deposit or PayPal please put your full name on the transaction.

Payment via credit card, PayPal and direct deposit accepted.



- DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: EXTENDED to Friday 30 November at midnight.

- Open Call Art Prize - All levels of experience accepted. All themes, styles, techniques. 2D, wall mounted mediums only.

- All entered artwork will be exhibited for duration of exhibition.

- Maximum of ten artworks per entrant.

- All work must measure no larger than 50x50cm, (including frames/display apparatus).

- 2D works ONLY. 3D works will not be exhibited.

- It is the artists responsibility to ensure their artwork does not infringe on copyright.

- All artwork must arrive at the gallery ready to hang. This includes straps on backs of frames. For works on paper the gallery will use magnets or pins to display artwork. If a different method is required, please include alternative display system with artwork. Please provide pinning tabs if you do not wish us to pin through the paper. If your work does not have a sufficient hanging mechanism on the back that will hold the work up for the duration of the exhibition the work will not be hung and you will not be refunded your entry fee.

- The artist's name AND title of the work MUST be written on the back of the work itself (not on packaging). Unlabelled works may not be exhibited at discretion of gallery management, and in these cases the exhibition fee will not be refunded.

- DO NOT use sticky tape to secure wires on back of frames. This method is ineffective and results in artwork damage.

- Artwork can either be collected at the conclusion of the exhibition (date specified below) or the gallery can arrange return post at the artists expense via COD. This is the ONLY option for postal return of works. Please do NOT include stamps or prepaid labels for return of works.

- Gallery commission on all artwork sales of 25% apply. This includes GST where applicable.  

- While all care is taken to ensure safety of artwork, in line with best industry practice, the gallery takes no responsibility for damaged artwork.

- National and international artists welcome.


Delivery of Artwork

Delivering in person or courier: artwork due 12, 13, 14, or 15 December 2018 (no delivery Sunday 16 December).

Delivering by Australia Post: Artwork must arrive by the 7 December 2018.

If artwork is not delivered on time, it may not be hung in the exhibition and fees will not be refunded (unless discussed with gallery management prior to this).



Artist/courier collection in person: Unsold works MUST be collected from Brunswick Street Gallery between 10am–6pm on Friday 25, Saturday 26, or Tuesday 29 January 2019. 

If this isn't possible, other arrangements need to be made with Brunswick Street Gallery management, prior to the exhibition closing.

Work not collected by this date will be charged a $25 late fee, unless alternative arrangements made.

Works not collected by 24 February 2019 may be disposed of.

Interstate and remote artists: Unsold works can be posted back to artists via Cash on Delivery (no other postage options - do not send works with return postage stamps etc). It is the artist's responsibility to contact the gallery proir to the exhibition closing date to request this service and confirm their address. Please keep in mind this process may take up to 4 weeks after the exhibition close, depending on the volume of artworks that needs to be packaged.

If no request is made by the artist for COD return, artworks will be treated as uncollected and disposed of on the aformentioned date. Entering your address on your application form does not count as requesting COD return. 


Commission on sold works

25% commission on artwork sales applies. (This includes GST where applicable).



While we take the utmost care of artwork, following industry best practice, Brunswick Street Gallery takes no responsibility for theft, loss or damage of artwork. It is advised that concerned artists purchase their own insurance.