Exhibition: Always Was, Always Will Be

08 November 2020 : 10:00 AM - 15 November 2020 : 4:00 PM

Inviting Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander artists to submit works for this landmark exhibition along with the theme Always Was, Always Will Be

Exhibition Dates: 8 November - 15 November 2020 

Logo for celebrating 2020  NAIDOC Week  - Always Was, Always Will BeExhibition Opening is scheduled for Sunday, 8 November (time to be confirmed)
Please register your attendance via email to zzcc@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

Gallery Opening hours: 9–4 weekdays; 10–4 weekends
View more information on the gallery here.


Key Dates

  • Registrations Open: Monday 3 August – Monday 31 August
  • Selection & Drop off Artworks: Tuesday 3 November between 11am & 2pm
  • Collect Artworks: Monday 16 November between 11am & 2pm


Theme for this exhibition is “Always Was, Always Will Be”
  • There is no entry fee
  • All pieces must be for sale
  • All applications must be accompanied by a description of the work
  • All applications must be accompanied by a 300dpi image of the artwork
  • All applications must be accompanied with a C.V.
  • The Official Opening event will be held Sunday 8 November 2020 incorporating Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony & Story Telling
  • The Exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 6 November – Sunday 15 November
  • Please complete and submit the following forms with this application which can be obtained from the Zig Zag Gallery:
    • City of Kalamunda Suppliers Form
    • ATO Suppliers Form if you do not have an ABN


  1. Artists over the age of 18 are invited to submit work for the NAIDOC Week Exhibition.
  2. Single entry only
  3. 1 high resolution (300dpi) image of the artwork to be exhibited must be supplied with this exhibition application.
  4. Artwork must be completed after November 2019 . Any artworks not fulfilling this criteria will not be included in the exhibition.
  5. The Zig Zag Gallery will take 30% commission on all sales.
  6. The entrant has sole responsibility to ensure the work does not infringe another creator’s copyright and intellectual property. Entries submitted by Indigenous artists are subject to Aboriginal laws with regard to the use of traditional designs. Artworks displaying cultural heritage specific to a group within the Indigenous community may require permission from the relevant community.
  7. All entrants agree that the Zig Zag Gallery may use images of artwork to promote the exhibition and artists without further permissions.
  8. All media welcome, including and not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and photography.
  9. All artworks must be suitably presented and ready for exhibition. The artwork must be ready to hang if it is two dimensional with ‘D’ rings or ready to display on a plinth if it is three dimensional. Any works not filling this criteria will be returned to the exhibitor.
  10. Photographic clip frames and single string cords or wire will not be accepted.
  11. 2D works are not to exceed 1100mm x 1100mm.
  12. 3D works are not to exceed 1m square or weigh more than 25kg.
  13. Non-standard display equipment specific to the artwork must be supplied by the artist. Special requirements must be discussed with the Gallery Coordinator prior to installation.
  14. The work must be packaged and clearly labelled with title of artwork, your name and contact details.
  15. Approximately 50 pieces will be accepted. In the event that there are more than 50 pieces entered, the Gallery reserves the right to eliminate such pieces which, in their view, are not exhibition standard.
  16. Administration of sales and payment to artists may take up to four weeks after the close of the exhibition.
  17. All exhibitors must complete the Entry Form.
  18. Artists must recognise that their entries are on public display in a public venue and is therefore, subject to the risk of damage due to unforeseen actions of the public. Therefore, it is the artist’s responsibility to provide insurance for their work. Entrants will not hold the organisers, its officials, volunteers, employers, agents and public servants, responsible for any claims of whatever kind or nature to any person or to any property arising out of or in conjunction with the NAIDOC EXHIBITION and the City of Kalamunda.
Marilyn Keys - Zig Zag Gallery Coordinator
50 Railway Road, Kalamunda WA 6076
PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926


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