application process


Female artists wishing to apply to exhibit must adhere to the following instructions. Details will be updated for the current year of the exhibition:

1. Applicants must:

  1. Complete the attached Application Form for the proposal of one artwork (you may submit up to 3 images, but only one artwork will be selected for exhibition).
  2. Attach an Artist Statement about the proposed artwork.
  3. Include 1-3 images (max. 150kb file each) of your current or proposed new artwork.
  4. Attach all of the above to a completed application form and send by email to: marrickvillewomenssalon@gmail.com
  5. Have a valid email address where all correspondence can be made regarding the salon exhibition.
  6. For accepted works only, a $35.00 entry fee is payable upon delivery of artwork. Payment may be made by cheque or money order to Ellena Rados (the curator), or cash on delivery.


2. The Artwork must:

  1. Be the original artwork of the female applicant.
  2. Be a recent artwork made within the last 12 months.
  3. Measure no larger than 50cm x 70cm, or for sculptures, no larger than 50cm x 50cm x 30cm and weighing no more than 15kg.
  4. Be ready to hang/install (complete with hanging fixtures) upon delivery. Only framed or mounted works will be accepted. Please note that works cannot be pinned to the walls.
  5. Be accompanied by an adhesive label with: Artist’s Name, Telephone Number, Title of work, Medium, Dimensions, Year and Sale Price (inclusive of 20% gallery commission).

3. Important dates for 2010:
  1. Application deadline: 5pm on Sunday 20 June 2010.
  2. Confirmation email of proposal acceptance / rejection: Sunday 27 June 2010.
  3. Delivery of Artwork: If you are accepted into the exhibition, please deliver your artwork to 284 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204, between the hours of 1pm - 5pm on Saturday 14th August, along with payment of entry fee.  Entries that are late or without payment will not be accepted. Payment may be made by cheque or money order to Ellena Rados (the curator), or cash on delivery.
  4. Official Opening: 3pm, Saturday 21 August 2010, at ESP gallery, 228 Illawarra Road, Marrickville NSW 2204.
  5. Exhibition Dates: 18 August - 05 September 2010.
  6. Collection of Artwork: Artworks can only be collected from ESP gallery on Sunday  05 September 2010, between the hours of 4pm-6pm.

4. Delivery of works: 14 August 2010

Accepted artworks are to be delivered to 284 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204, between the hours of 1pm - 5pm on Saturday 14th August. Entries that are late or without payment will not be accepted. Payment may be made by cheque or money order to Ellena Rados (the curator), or cash on delivery.

5. Collection of works: 5th September 2010

Artwork may only be collected from ESP gallery, 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204, between the hours of 4pm and 6pm on Sunday 05 September 2010 (the last day of the salon exhibition). It is important to adhere to these times as any uncollected works will be not be returned.

6. Conditions of Entry

Read the 'Conditions of Entry' tab from the menu above. Once you have agreed to the conditions, you may download an application form.

7. Download application form (applications are now closed...)

Click on the files at the bottom of this page to download an entry form. The pdf file
contains an application form plus a copy of the terms and conditions and important dates. To complete the entry form, you have 3 options:
  1. If you have an advanced pdf writer, download the pdf file only, enter your details directly on the form, save and submit by email.
  2. If you do not have a pdf writer, download the word document, complete the form directly using microsoft word, save and submit by email. Also download the pdf form so that you have a copy of the terms and conditions and important  dates.
  3. Or, if you have access to a scanner, download the pdf file only, complete the application form manually, and submit a scanned copy of the document.
  4. Electronic applications submitted without a signature are considered to have entered into the agreement as if signed manually.


8. Submit application form

Email your completed application form (with necessary attachments) to: marrickvillewomenssalon@gmail.com
Be sure to keep your attached file sizes to the required minimum.

Good luck and thank you!