City Library provides a vibrant cultural hub for the local Melbourne community.
It offers its users a chance to experience a range of artistic practices including art in the Gallery @ City Library on Level 1 as well as moving image works as part of the City Library Projections program in the Foyer of City Library and six glass display niches on the ground floor.
Melbourne Library Service applies the guidelines outlined in the City of Melbourne Arts Strategy to all applications for use of the gallery and projection space at City Library and to any exhibitions that are held in a Melbourne Library Service facility. Please ensure that you are familiar with the City of Melbourne Arts Strategy 2010–13 before applying to exhibit.
Download the Application to exhibit (PDF, 86kb)
The Gallery @ City Library
The Gallery @ City library is a vibrant space in the heart of Melbourne. A modern open plan area, featuring polished floorboards and balcony views. The Gallery is available to exhibit contemporary works in all media. The library receives more than 3,000 visitors per day.
$800 for 4 weeks exhibition space which includes 400 DL brochures, a line listing in Art Almanac and promotion on the Melbourne Library Service website and affiliate websites. A non-refundable deposit of $400 must be paid to secure a booking.
All prices are inclusive of GST. Prices are current as at July 2011.
Screened for a two week installation period in the foyer of City Library's building, Melbourne Library Service's Projections is a public program that features dynamic and engaging film, video and new media content.
Melbourne Library Service is always on the lookout for digital image content to screen as part of it's public Projection Program, showcasing quality works that embrace the vibrancy of Melbourne’s artistic community.
What we are looking for
Due to the pass-through nature of our audience, City Library is mainly looking for work, which will be visually stimulating without the need for a soundtrack.
Classification restrictions require that we only show material, which is suitable for a public space (lighter than G rated) and not too reliant on narrative. Abstract imagery and photographic slideshows are perfect for the space.
Each successful submission is played on a constant loop for a two week long installation for either the first two, or last two weeks of the month. Screening times are advertised on our website.
Submissions must be presented via DVD copies in PAL format, or Powerpoint slideshow, of no less than 10 minutes duration, preferably 20 minutes. Artists are more than welcome to assemble their own compilation with other contributing artists if their body of work does not meet this requirement.
Please note: All DVDs must be set to loop start to finish to start.
Artists wishing to apply for the Projections program should send a bio/resume and synopsis of the work to: email@example.com
Measuring approximately 50cm high by 30cm wide by 30cm deep, these six 'hidden gems' are dotted around the ground floor at City Library and are perfect for small sculptural works, jewellery exhibitions, and craft works.