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Call for artists: Te Haerenga / Journey

Job details

Rotorua Arts Village Trust
28 May 2019
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts



Aotearoa. We all got here through a unique journey; and this whenua connects us all.


As we look ahead to the nine stars of Matariki to see what the year will bring, this exhibition is the celebration of how we got here.


We invite Rotorua based artists to tell us about the journey that brought you here, to Rotorua or Aoteraoa New Zealand. The subject is broad and can relate to your own personal journey or that of your ancestors.


Artists must submit a 50-400 word statement (ideas, intention, or inspiration behind your work) to accompany each work. Statements will be exhibited alongside the artwork.                   



How to apply


Artists: Ko ngā Ringatoi

  • Open to artists who work and/or reside in the Rotorua region at the time of entry.

  • May submit a maximum of three works per artist or collaboration.

  • Give permission for entered works to be photographed and used for promotional purposes, including online.

  • The Arts Village reserves the right to refuse any artworks that do not meet the criteria.

Eligibility: Ko te māraurautanga

All participating artists must guarantee that their submitted works:

  • Suit the theme of the exhibition. If you are unsure if your work will be suitable for this exhibition, please contact Frances at projects@theartsvillage.org.nz

  • Is content and work that they have ownership of, and do not infringe upon New Zealand copyright laws.

  • Does not use depictions of Iwi or other ancestors/deity or designs of a specific nature without appropriate consultation with relevant Iwi/cultural advisors.

  • Is the sole work of the artist entering (unless it is listed as a collaboration, in which case all contributing artists must be named).

  • Have not previously been exhibited in a visual exhibition format.

  • Staff and Trustee members of Rotorua Arts Village Trust (provided they meet other criteria) are eligible to submit but are not eligible to receive awards and/ or prizes (where applicable).

Size: Ko te āhuatanga

  • 2D works must be delivered ready to hang, and be no larger than 1000mm by 1000mm (including framing/hanging mechanism), unless otherwise agreed upon with The Arts Village Staff.

  • 3D works should be able to sit freestanding, and be no larger than 500mm by 500mm, unless otherwise agreed upon with The Arts Village Staff.

Presentation: Ko te whakatakotoranga

  • All entries must have secure surfaces and may not be wet or otherwise especially fragile.

  • Arts Village staff will install the exhibition and all works must be delivered ready to install with complete and appropriate hanging mechanisms.

  • All works must be labelled clearly with Artist Name and Title.

Acceptance of works: Ko te whakaaetanga

  • An Artwork Registration Form must be submitted to enter your works for consideration in this show. This can be submitted at any time up to the hand-in date although early entry is advised. This is available as both a hard copy and in a digital format.

  • Artworks must be delivered in person to The Arts Village on the scheduled delivery dates of Monday/Tuesday 27th/28th May between 10am- 3pm. If you are unavailable to deliver during these times please contact The Arts Village team in advance.

  • The Arts Village will select a number of works based on the gallery space available.

  • Acceptance of works will be at the sole discretion of The Arts Village. No correspondence will be entered into, their decision will be final.

  • All unsold work must be collected following the close of the exhibition between Monday 29th July and Wednesday 30th July, between 10am and 3pm. If you are unavailable to collect during these times please contact The Arts Village team in advance.

  • Artists will be notified of their selection for the show on Wednesday 29th May. The exhibition opening will be held on Friday 31st May. The exhibition will be open to the public from 1st June 2019 to the 27th of July 2019.

  • Any works that aren’t selected will need to be collected by Saturday June 1st during our opening hours.

  • All works selected for the exhibition must remain in the exhibition for the duration from 1st June 2019 to the 27th of July 2019, unless by request of the purchaser.

  • All unsold artworks must be collected and removed from the premises by Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 3pm. Any work uncollected will become the property of The Arts Village.

Insurance: Ko te Inihuatia

Insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant while the work is in transit, for the duration of the exhibition and until it is uplifted by the artist or, in the case of sold works, the purchaser. All reasonable care will be taken in the handling of all entries, but no liability for loss or damage will be accepted by The Arts Village, Rotorua Arts Village Trust, its representatives, personnel, and/or volunteers.

Sales: Ko ngā hokonga

  • Works must be clearly marked on the form as Not For Sale or with a sale price (including commission). The price of all works offered for sale must include commission of 25% which will be retained by Rotorua Arts Village Trust.

  • Once your entry form has been submitted, prices cannot be changed.

  • If a work if purchased, it is asked that the buyer collect the work at the end of the exhibition, to allow others to enjoy. However, works are available to be taken at the time of purchase if requested by the purchaser. We are able to take cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Visa, and Mastercard payments.



For all questions and enquiries please contact: Frances Berkers (Community Engagement Coordinator)

P: 07 348 9008    E: projects@artsvillage.org.nz    The Arts Village - 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010

Written by

The Arts Village

2 Apr 2019

The Arts Village is a non-profit arts-based community centre.  OUR VISION is for Rotorua to be a vibrant, creative community, where art makes life good. OUR MISSION is to actively work OF, BY, and FOR our community: