Student Art Exhibition

Art Est offers students two opportunities each year to exhibit and celebrate their artistic achievements. The mid year exhibition occurs in each June-July each, and the end of year exhibition each November-December. Artworks are professionally curated and exhibited in our gallery.

2018 Mid Year Student Art Exhibition

Our annual mid year student art exhibition showcases the achievements of our students (adults and kids) who have attended Term 1 and 2 classes 2018. Works include paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and more.

2018 Mid Year Exhibition dates: 22 June-22 July 2018.
Opening Celebration: Sunday 24 June 3-5pm – save the date!! Free event and All welcome.

Information for entrants

Adults and Kids who have attended term courses or weekend workshops or the Summer Art School at Art Est. in Term 1 or 2, 2018 are invited to exhibit in our Mid Year Student exhibition. (Unfortunately this does not include school holiday artworks or we would be overwhelmed.) Paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculpture or any other type of work that has been created in class during a course or workshop at Art Est. is eligible for entry. There is no entry fee.

How to enter

Eligible adult entrants should download entry form (below). This contains the conditions of entry and asks you to provide information about your artwork so that we can create exhibition labels. Bring your completed entry form and artwork to the office on one of the dates listed under Important Dates. Children are not required to complete an entry form. Children’s class tutors will arrange the exhibition of the children’s artwork.

Important dates

Delivery of artwork Deliver your artwork to the Art Est. office between Wednesday 13 June and Tuesday 19 June during class time. We cannot accept any artwork after 19 June. No exceptions!
Collection of artwork at the conclusion of the exhibition You should collect your artwork on Monday 23 July between 10am-4pm OR the first week of term 3; that is between Monday 20 July and Saturday 4 August 2018.

Please read the following important information and conditions of entry


Sale of artwork Artworks can be offered for sale. Art Est. will retain a 25% commission of the sale price.

Maximum number of artworks and maximum size Maximum of 2 artworks per entrant per course or workshop attended (if you attend more than one course, you can enter 2 artworks per course or workshop maximum. If you attended the same course over 2 terms, you can enter 2 artworks for that course maximum.)

Every attempt is made to display ALL submitted works. Occasionally we receive too many artworks for the space available. In that case where one exhibitor has entered multiple works, we we will make a selection from that entrant’s submitted work.

Maximum size

Due to space restrictions and the volume of work received, we request work be no larger than 100cm in any one direction. In the case of an exhibitor entering multiple large works we may not be able to display all of that entrant’s submitted work.

Artwork labels ALL 2D artworks must have your full name, the artwork title, the price (or NFS), the name of your tutor and your contact number written legibly on the back (preferably in the bottom left hand corner). Ceramics please affix a label to the bottom of your artwork.

Entry form ALL artworks must be accompanied by a completed entry form (adult entries only).

Artwork presentation Please read the following carefully. Your class tutor will be able to assist you with getting your artwork ready to present.

1. Works on stretched canvas: These do not need to be framed. However you should securely attach picture hanging string to the back of your stretched canvas. Heavy stretched canvas paintings may require d-rings. You will need to attach these. We can can assist you with where to purchase and how to attach d-rings and picture hanging string. (Do no use eye hooks or wire as these can damage other artworks.)

2. Works on flat canvas board: When you deliver your work, please must supply 4 × 3M Command picture hanging strips for paintings on canvas board. (Do not attach these, but please write your name on the packet.)

3. Framed artworks on paper: Please ensure your frame has 2 x d-rings securely attached to the back AND/OR picture hanging string is securely attached. We are UNABLE to accept ALUMINIUM FRAMES without d-rings. If you are unsure, please ask! (Do no use eye hooks or wire as these can damage other artworks.)

4. Unframed works on paper or on canvas paper: These will be pinned to the wall if space permits.

5. Ceramics should be stable and be able to be displayed on plinths.

For works on paper, The Art Scene at West Ryde (9807 6900) has affordable stock frames in various sizes. These allow you to easily replace the work with a new work as often as you like. Ask us for details.