MVS Art Program: Most Memorable Animal

21 September 2021
Announcements

Melbourne Veterinary School and ColourSpace have been working together to bring local art to our offices, student lounge, and hospital.
And now it's your turn! We want to showcase your creativity, in an exhibition hosted at the hospital to showcase your artwork. now it's your turn! We want to showcase your creativity, in an exhibition hosted at the hospital to showcasyour artwork.

About the Exhibition Program

We are exhibiting a dozen artworks in the long hallway behind the consulting rooms in the Hospital into a community gallery, exhibiting works submitted by staff, students, and volunteers at MVS. The exhibition will be on display from 12 November 2021 to the end of February 2022.

All works will be on display for the duration of the 3 months, with artworks available for sale (with permission from artists).

Exhibition Theme: Most Memorable Animal

What is the Most Memorable Animal that has had an impact on you? Whether an epiphany that inspired you to become a vet, or an animal that filled your heart with love?All works will be on display for the duration of the 3 months, with artworks available for sale (with permission from artists).

There’s no limit to the number of submissions and all realistic, representational, and abstract will be considered

Submissions Open

Click here to register and apply

Timeframes

  • Submissions close: Midnight Monday, 25 October 2021
  • Exhibition goes live: Friday, 12 November 2021

In the light of Covid, please be aware that these dates may be subject to change. We will do our best to keep this page up to date, as well as through our social media.

What does the exhibition space look like?

The artworks will be hung in line with the downlights. There are 12 spots in total, thus 12 pieces of artwork will be exhibited.

How does it work for artists? Are there any fees?

For artists, the exhibition is completely free and there are no fees involved for artists whose works are chosen for display. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must be a staff, student, or volunteer at MVS. You can submit artworks created fresh for this exhibition, or submit works that you've previously created that suits the theme: Most Memorable Animal. Furthermore, you can submit more than one artwork.

In terms of selection criteria: 

    • We are looking for visual artworks that can be hung on a wall. We unfortunately can't accommodate free-standing sculptures or installations that require extensive installation on to the Hospital's walls.

    • We can accept the following mediums: Drawings, paintings, prints, photography, and collages that do not protrude too much from of the surface

    • The dimensions must not exceed 100cm (h) and 100cm (w) once framed

    • The weight of the artwork must not exceed 10kg once framed

    • If you can smell it, we can't accept it! So any new works - especially oil or spray paint - must be fully dried or sealed by the time of exhibition

        We also greatly appreciate the power of stories to connect people. We will thus also be considering your stories and inspirations behind the artwork(s) you submit.

        Click here to register and apply

        For all enquiries regarding the exhibition: meghan@cs.gallery