Arts opportunities

Call for artists - Papakura Art Gallery and Fresh Gallery Ōtara

We are looking for expressions of interest from artists who would like to exhibit at Papakura Art Gallery or Fresh Gallery Ōtara from January to June 2018.

Papakura Art Gallery hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions and public programmes. These include local and national artists, both emerging and established.

Fresh Gallery Ōtara is a unique space in Auckland that reflects the diverse communities, cultures and people of Ōtara. The gallery is committed to developing Pacific arts.

How to apply

You can deliver your proposal by email, post or in person to either gallery.

Please include copies of work only, as we are not able to return any documents.

Your proposal should include:

  • a written statement outlining the theme, purpose, target audience and content of your proposed project in less than 500 words
  • a description (in less than 300 words) of any associated public programming to go with your project
  • a budget which clearly outlines the costs involved with your project. Please consider that the galleries have limited resources
  • four to six images of recent work. High resolution jpg, png or pdf formats are acceptable, as are hard copy photographs. Ensure you images clearly display or have included in their file name:
    • artist name
    • title of work/project
    • production date
    • medium or materials
    • dimensions.
  • a current CV or artist biography including contact details
  • relevant supporting material (articles, reviews, catalogues, etc).


Emails must not exceed 10MB.

Email your application as a PDF or word attachment to  or


Attention: Papakura Art Gallery or Attention: Fresh Gallery Ōtara
Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300,
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142

In person

Papakura Art Gallery, 10 Averill Street, Papakura, Auckland 2110 or
Fresh Gallery Ōtara, Shop 5/46 Fairmall, Ōtara Town Centre, Auckland 2023

Contact for enquiries

The gallery teams are available to discuss your proposal during business hours.

Papakura Art Gallery
Phone: 09 297 7510

Fresh Gallery Ōtara
Phone: 09 261 8030

Selection criteria

We give preference to artists from the gallery's local board area and the wider Auckland region.

We base successful proposals on:


Closing date

We must receive your proposal by 5pm on Friday, 14 July 2017.

We will let you know the outcome of your proposal by Friday, 11 August 2017.

Successful proposals

We will invite you to a meeting to discuss installation details, project dates and marketing information.

We will also discuss budget, accompanying public programme and resources required.

Artists in residence

Each year, there is an opportunity for an artist to live and work in an Auckland regional park for an eight-week period. Read more about Artists in Residence.

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