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Sculpture  by Keith Chidzey 



October 1st - 11th

Entries Now Open!

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 emerge from the recent 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 be both in Gallery at Kapi Art Space in Kalorama and on-line @ Kapiartspace.com 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+ -  a 3 month in-kind exhibition space at Kapi Art Space.


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.

 ​Welcome Artists and thank you for participating and supporting the ENDURE eMERGE Exhibition 2020 at Kapi Art Space.





​Who can Enter 

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


How to Enter

All entries must be submitted via the online form below.

It is a three step process:

1. Payment of $5 per submission through link below.

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

3. Up load your file to the email: kapiendure@gmail.com

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


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


The exhibition will coincide with Mental Health Week, October 2020. The whole exhibition will run for 2 weeks from Thursday 1st October - Monday 11th of October



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

  • Adults (18 +) Winner receives a 3 month In-kind exhibition space.

  • Young People (12 to 17yr-olds) Winner receives 2 x 2 hour mentoring sessions by Heather Bradbury at Kapi Art Space. 



$5 per initial artwork entry (SEE BELOW to register)

$25 per accepted artwork (separate form emailed after acceptance)



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. 3D to be no taller than 2M and no wider than 1M

Performance Artists

Will need to submit an application in the form of a link to Youtube or send a short.mov file to kapiartspace@gmail.com

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 ready to be hung with secure wire/fixings and have the Kapi Art Space Endure Emerge 2020 Exhibition Artwork Label (supplied at time of acceptance) fixed securely on the back of the 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

  • When you drop off your accepted work at the gallery in preparation for the exhibition you will need to take any packaging/wrapping away with you and bring it back for your use when you collect any unsold work. 


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 $5 per piece), however, acceptances are completely at the discretion of the Selection Panel.  At least one of your submitted and accepted pieces will be displayed, possibly more depending on space and themes throughout.


When will you be notified?

Each submitting artist will be notified by email of the accepted artworks into the Endure Exhibition Monday 20th 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.

  • Limited exhibition space: the Selection 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 aided artists’ experiences of mental health challenges and responses. Artworks or description of artworks that speak to this will be prioritised for the exhibition.



  • Upon Application ($5 per entry)

  • After email notification, to further proceed as an Exhibitor for Endure Emerge 2020 Exhibition, exhibiting payment of the Acceptance Fee of $25 per art piece must be paid via the online payment system by Friday 25 September 2020. You will receive an email with a link to the payment system.

Key Dates for Artists


Initial Application and payment of Initial Application Fee ($5 per entry)Monday 6th September 5pm -Notification of accepted artworksMonday 20th September

Accepted Artwork Payment Due - Friday 25th September by 5pm

Artwork Drop Off to Kapi Art Space - Tuesday 29th September 11am - 7pm

Exhibition Open - Thursday 1st October

Exhibition Opening Event - Saturday 3rd October 2pm

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

Exhibition Closes - Monday 11th October 

Collection of unsold artworks - Wednesday 14th October between 11am - 7pm

ENDURE eMERGE Application

ENDURE eMERGE 2020 Exhibition application form
For artists in the Yarra Ranges Region
Please title your file: YOURNAME/Titleofwork.No1.jpg
to: kapiemerge@gmail.com

If you have more than one piece to submit, please refill out this form for each extra piece. 





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

or .mov or .mp3

If you are having trouble with this form, try another Browser eg. Chrome/ Firefox or email us for a form to complete it externally.

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