Backspace Gallery | Art Gallery of Ballarat

Contact Name: Selections Committee

Contact Phone Number: 03 5320 5858

Contact Email:

Venue Street Address: 15 Camp St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? A call out for applications is done in April each year for the following year.

Description of Venue: This opportunity is available to those in the early stage of their professional career as an artist, usually within the first five to ten years of professional practice.

Backspace is situated within the main Art Gallery of Ballarat building. Backspace exhibitions are open to visitors during advertised Gallery hours and do not need to be staffed by exhibiting artists.

There is no fee to exhibit in Backspace Gallery. Exhibitors receive assistance with installation and publicity and an opening event. Artworks may be made available for sale through the Gallery Shop, and a 30% commission applies to all sales of work.

All applications for inclusion in the program are evaluated by a selection committee and are based on the written application and supporting material supplied in the online form.

Artists exhibiting in Backspace Gallery are required to: provide artwork that is the original work of the exhibiting artist(s) and sign an Exhibition Agreement and work collaboratively with Art Gallery of Ballarat staff in facilitating the exhibition.

Preference will be given to applicants living or working in the City of Ballarat and wider region. Applications from artists outside this area are welcome but should demonstrate a connection or benefit to Ballarat or region.

Types of events which are run/held: Exhibitions

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? 10am to 5pm daily