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October 2020

Sculpture  by Keith Chidzey 



October 1st - 30th

Entries Now Open! Submissions due by 20th September 5pm

ENDURE eMERGE 2020 is an art exhibition featuring artists in the Yarra Ranges region who have used arts processes to assist the journey, management, and recovery of their mental health and wellbeing. It follows the very successful Endure Exhibition for Women held at Kapi Art Space in 2019.


Particularly relevant to our present as we long for the emergence from the pandemic restrictions, this exhibition will share important stories of the experience and transition of our local creative community as they respond uniquely to this unprecedented time in our lives.


Art is used by people as a hobby, a dream, a job, but especially for many as a way of coping with life or all these things in different measures at different times. Creative artistic expression captured in this exhibition is continuing to play an important role for those seeking to adapt to the isolation, stresses and losses, opportunities, joys and unexpected consequences of extensive isolation from normal day to day activity, employment and community. 


The exhibition will be launched to coincide with Mental Health Week in October 2020. Given the continuing community care required at this time, ENDURE eMERGE 2020 will only on-line this year @ to ensure everyone who wishes to access these works will be able to do so in safety and comfort.


The exhibition is open to new and existing works in all art forms, inclusive of paintings, photography, digital/ film art, tapestry/ woven/ sewn, 3-D works, performance art, print, and illustration. 


Participating artists have a fantastic opportunity to both expose new or existing work to a supportive local community and the broader online community and gallery visitors, as well as giving voice and validation to experiences of mental health illness and recovery; reducing social stigma attached to those experiences.

To encourage community engagement in this important social experience, a People’s Choice Award will be offered in two categories - Young People aged 12-17 years  - 2 x 2-hour mentoring sessions by Heather Bradbury at Kapi Art Space and Adults aged 18+ - will be awarded access to a range of courses, creative mentoring and mental health wellbeing services produced by Kapi Art Spaces growing network of professionals to the value of $300.


About Kapi Art Space

As Kapi Art Space is now a not for profit organisation, all profits from this exhibition will go to continuing to support the programs and purpose of Kapi Art Space. 


Kapi Art Space Inc. is a not for profit arts organisation based in the Yarra Ranges encouraging supportive and inclusive arts-based activities and events. Its focus is building resilience, capacity and wellbeing in individuals & community through education, connection and creativity.




​Who can Enter 

Artists who live within and nearby the Yarra Ranges area, Victoria.

We are taking submissions for artists outside of the Yarra Ranges district. You will not be eligible for the awards, but are free to have works for sale. We want to give opportunity for you to show your art also!

How to Enter

All entries must be submitted via the online form below.

It is a three step process:

1. Payment of $10 for up to 2 pieces of art, through link below.

2. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page

3. Up load your file to the email:

Please title your file: YOURNAME/Titleofwork.No1.jpg

Location (NOW ONLINE)

Held at Kapi Art Space. 1282 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama and online at


The exhibition will coincide with Mental Health Week, October 2020. The whole exhibition will run for 4 weeks from Thursday 1st October - Saturday 31st of October 2020



There will be two categories available for People’s Choice Awards. 

  • Adults (18 +)The  Adult prize winner will be awarded access to a range of courses, creative mentoring and mental health wellbeing services produced by KAS's growing network of professionals to the value of $300

  • Young People (12 to 17yr-olds) Winner receives 2 x 2 hour mentoring sessions by Heather Bradbury at either online or in studio.



$10 total for 1-2 artworks (SEE BELOW to register)

All funds gathered by submissions will go towards supporting mental health programs in the future.



All art can be for sale if you require. Kapi Art Space will retain a 30% sales commission. 


What we will accept for the exhibition

Visual Artists

2D artworks: original paintings, drawings, etchings, linocuts, screen prints & woodcuts, photography, etc. Hanging art can be no bigger than 150 x 150cm.

3D artworks: ceramics, glassware, sculpture, jewellery, tapestry/ weavings/ sewn. 

Performance Artists (Will need to submit an application in the form of a link to Youtube or send a file to

written/ digital/ performance art: written presentation of poetry or prose, digital art, graphics, projections, singing, spoken word & drama.  Time limits for performance or digital works is 3.5 mins.



  • All Artwork must be photographed with even light, depicting the true to life colours to original work.

  • Each piece of artwork needs to be accompanied by a description/story of not more than 100 words

  • Each artist should submit a biography/artist statement of not more than 150 words

  • Please upload photographs in 300dpi where possible.


How many works can you enter?

You will be able to submit up to 2 artworks for consideration by the Selection Panel (Application fee payable of $10 for 1-2 pieces) Because we are not limited by gallery space, it is possible both of your submissions will be entered, (if you submit 2) but not guaranteed.


When will you be notified?

Each submitting artist will be notified by email of the accepted artworks into the Endure Exhibition Monday 23rd September.


Why Some or all of your work may not be accepted 

Some possible reasons for this may be:

  • You have not submitted a photograph or recording/video of your entry.

  • The Panel is looking for a diversity of works and will take into account style, size and subject matter, etc in their decision.

  • The purpose of the exhibition is to open up a conversation about how arts and creativity have positively aided artists’ experiences of mental health challenges and responses, ( It can be related to Covid - 19). Artworks or description of artworks that speak to this will be prioritised for the exhibition.



  • Upon Application ($10 for 1-2 artworks)

  • There are no refunds for those who are not successful in application. Funds go towards supporting mental health programs into 2021

Key Dates for Artists


Initial Application and payment of Initial Application Fee ($10 for 1-2 entries)Last day for applying is Sunday 20th September 5pm

Notification of accepted artworksWednesday 23rd September

Exhibition Open Online - Thursday 1st October

Exhibition Opening Event - Saturday 3rd October 2pm ZOOM event with live speakers and music! whoo hoo!

People’s Choice Awards announced - Sunday 11th October 2pm

Exhibition Open for 1 month: Closes - Saturday 31st October 

Art for sale - Up until Saturday 31st of October

Closing event - Saturday 31st October 2pm ZOOM (possibly with some live audience, depending on Covid-19 restrictions)

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