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Exhibiting in the Incubator Galleries

The Incubator Creative Hub presents a vibrant exhibition programme profiling artists and groups that are both nationally and locally recognised; as well as community based and local artistic talents. 
Our exhibition programme strives to represent a wide range of visual art mediums, including historical and multi-cultural themes with links to a selection of regional and local, arts and topical cultural events.

 

The  'People's Gallery Toi ka rere' as a venue; aims to provide an important and exciting visual platform in which community groups within the Bay of Plenty region can display and promote their diverse range of creative talents.

 

The Okorore Ngā Toi Māori with its Whare Taonga Gallery gives opportunity for small exhibitions supporting indigenous and Māori artists.

 

The Pot House Gallery is the Bay of Plenty's only ceramic artists exhibition space set up to profile local and national ceramic artists and potters

The services we help with include:
 

  • Installation and set-up 

  • Projects will be curated by the Incubator team.  (Works may be hung and displayed at the Incubator's discretion)

  • Email /social media/website promotion.

  • Regular Newsletter Advertising

  • Flyer/Invitation design

  • Social Media graphics

  • Opening reception volunteer support 

  • Creating a roster for your group to register to keep the gallery open  during Gallery open hours

  • Pricing advice and sales support

Exhibition fees - Usually of  3 weeks duration (exception being Okorore )

 

  • The Incubator Gallery   $350 +gst   Commission 25% + GST 

  • The People's Gallery - Toi ka rere    $350 +gst  Commission 25% + GST

  • Whare Taonga Gallery - Okorore Ngā Toi Māori   $75- 140 +gst (duration negotiable) Commission 25% + GST

  • The Pot House - Ceramic Exhibition Gallery   $250 +gst   Commission is negotiable depending on the sale price)

You may have noticed a small increase in the above fees for any submissions sent to us from the 16th February 2024 .  We have been informed of a significant rise in rent and opex charges and regretfully have had to pass some of the cost on.  

Optional Wall Vinyl Sign - Artists Name or Exhibition Title                          $40  (Discounted - the size is limited)

 

Catering Options: Please note there is an additional cost of $250  towards catering for a single exhibition launch.  This is on a  case by case basis depending on the number of exhibitions being launched at the same time and date.  OR you may provide your own refreshments; within our guidelines - please contact us for this information.

  • There is a compulsory requirement for People's Gallery Group Show exhibitors to participate and be ambassadors on a roster system.

  • There is a compulsory requirement for Incubator Gallery and Pot House exhibitors to represent their show at a minimum on weekends and Public Holidays. 

  • Please note days and hours can be negotiated - please contact management, however a penalty applies for no shows and will be invoiced at the end of the exhibition.

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The People's Gallery 

GROUPS & COLLECTIVES

The  'People's Gallery Toi ka rere  aims to provide an important and exciting visual platform in which community groups can display and promote their creative talents.
 

An inclusive gallery ensuring everyone belongs, encouraging community and marginalised groups, schools and of course arts groups to use art to connect and develop.  The emphasis is on telling stories and raising awareness through art.  Encouraging People’s collaboration and partnerships, through the audience participation, promotion and media awareness that is raised.

 

It is a flexible space suitable for workshops, artist talks, small performances and creative meetings. There can be opportunities for groups to sell merchandise, fundraise and educate during the course of the exhibition 

The space is not limited to the Bay of Plenty but welcomes travelling groups to display and connect with our local community through art

  • The Incubator encourages the artists to curate and hang their own show, unless otherwise arranged.   

  • We do reserve the right of selection of works up to the day of hanging.

  • Group showings must have some form of continuity for best professional results 

  • All artists/ groups wishing to exhibit in the Peoples Gallery must submit a proposal, through the online form. The Submission link is at the bottom of the page.

  • Where a project is approved but yet to be developed, it is expected that artists/group will maintain close contact with the Incubator Management  during the production period, and that the final work will remain true to the original concept approved, unless otherwise negotiated.

  •  Should there be a specific reason why an exhibition must take place within a particular time frame you should clearly indicate this in your application.

  • It's a compulsory requirement for artists or their representatives to be available to staff the gallery during their exhibition.  Please contact management if this is an issue as we use a DIY (Do it yourself) and DIT (Do it together) philosophy.

  • Freight and insurance  are the responsibility of the artist.

  • Exhibitions are usually of  3 weeks duration and often launch alongside the exhibitions in our other two galleries.

Please see below a downloadable pdf of The Peoples Gallery Floor Plan with Dimensions

The People's Gallery plans

Okorore - Ngā Toi Māori

Whare Taonga Gallery
 

 SOLO EXHIBITORS

The Whare Taonga Gallery is an intimate exhibtion setting within the thriving  Okorore whare.

There is the opportunity to exhibit pop up style and our team are happy to korero about this to suit your needs.

Artists must submit through the online form to be eligible.

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The Incubator Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITORS

The Incubator Gallery is an exhibition platform offering emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional art gallery located in the vibrant and dynamic Historic Village, a lively and popular destination for art and culture.

Knowing the difficulties of gaining exposure we provide a stepping stone for emerging artists and a gallery platform for established artists wishing to self-represent.

We aim to help artists gain exposure, exhibition experience and opportunities to collaborate with other artists.

 

Artists must present:


A cohesive /thematic body of work – having worked towards this to present in a cohesive exhibition.

  • Unless otherwise agreed, the Incubator will curate and hang all shows, reserving the right of selection of works up to the day of hanging.

  • All artists/ groups wishing to exhibit in the Incubator Gallery must submit a proposal, through the online form.  The Submission link is at the bottom of the page.

  • Professional and emerging artists working in any medium are eligible to apply to exhibit at the Incubator Gallery.

  •  Artists may make applications that show a final body of work.

  • Where a project is approved but yet to be developed, it is expected that artists will maintain close contact with the Incubator Management  during the production period, and that the final work will remain true to the original concept approved, unless otherwise negotiated.

  •  Should there be a specific reason why an exhibition must take place within a particular time frame you should clearly indicate this in your application.

  • It's a compulsory requirement for artists or their representatives to be available to man the gallery on Saturday and Sundays.

  • Freight and insurance  are the responsibility of the artist.

  • Exhibitions are usually of 3 weeks duration and often launch alongside the exhibitions in our other two galleries.

 

Please see below a downloadable pdf of The Incubator Gallery Floor Plan with Dimensions

The Incubator Gallery

The Pot House 

Ceramic Artist Exhibition Gallery
 

 SOLO EXHIBITORS

The Pot House is the Bay of Plenty's only purpose ceramic artist exhibition space.

Located in a funky villa within the Historic Village alongside a retail ceramic and pottery gallery and working studios for ceramicists and potters. 

Artists must submit through the online form to be eligible.

Commission is different than the normal 25% and is worked on a case by case basis depending on the price bracket of the items.

The Submission link is at the bottom of the page.

PLEASE NOTE THE CONDITIONS AND TERMS ARE THE SAME AS INDICATED  FOR THE INCUBATOR GALLERY

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Disclaimer:

The Incubator Galleries are inclusive community spaces for the expression of artists .
Content or themes depicted  in the art of individuals do not by default represent the views of the Incubator Creative Hub team, board or volunteers.   We will not support activity that contravenes any sections of  the NZ Human Rights Act 1993 . 

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