STILL STANDING - 2021 Exhibition - Kapi Art Space

Entries Now Open until 15th of February! Our Launch date has changed to March 2022 which allows participants more time to finish work, and allows us to have an in-gallery event! 

Still standing is an art exhibition featuring artists in the Yarra Ranges region who use arts and creativity to facilitate the journey through management, and recovery of their mental health and wellbeing.

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

 

The exhibition will be launched to coincide with Mental Health Week in October 2021 at Kapi Art Space in Kalorama. To encourage community engagement in this important social experience, a Peoples Choice Award will be offered in two categories [youth aged 12-17 and adults aged 18+] art packs will be offered to the winners.

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

Welcome Artists and thank you for participating and supporting the Still Standing at Kapi Art Space. 

Kapi will be funneling 30% of all exhibition entry fees towards additional programs to support creativity and mental health over the next year.

All entries for the Endure Exhibition must be submitted via the online form here.

Where:

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

When

The whole exhibition will run for  2 weeks from Friday 4th - Sunday 13th of March 2022.

Key Dates:

Submission artwork closing date: Tuesday 15th February

Accepted artworks notified: Monday 21st February

Artwork delivered: Wednesday 2nd March, between 11am -  8pm

Exhibition Open: Friday 4th - Sunday 13th March

Exhibition Opening Event: Sunday 6th March, 2pm

Closing Event - Theatre performance: Saturday 12th March, 7pm

Peoples Choice Awards announced:   Sunday 13th March, 2pm

Pick up artworks: Wednesday 16th March, between 11am - 8pm

 

Who can enter and Awards:

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

There will be two categories available for peoples choice awards: 

Adult (18 +) Winner receives: art pack valued of $300

Young (12 to 17yr-olds) Winner receives: art pack valued of $200

Cost

Due at the moment of submission: $35 total for 1-2 pieces of art to enter Adult category,  or $10 total for 1-2 pieces of art to enter Youth category. 

*Please note that we can not guarantee all of your submitted pieces will be selected for the exhibition. This is all depending on the number of entries and themes throughout. 

We accept for the exhibition: 

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, jewelry, tapestry/ weavings/ sewn. 3D to be no taller than 2M and no wider than 1M

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

 

Sales

All art can be for sale if you require. A 30% commission is awarded to Kapi Art Space. Kapi will be funneling 30% of all artwork sales towards additional programs to support creativity and mental health over the next year.

 

How many works can you enter?

You will be able to submit up to 2 artworks for consideration by the Selection Panel, however, acceptances are at the discretion of the Selection Panel.  

 

When will you be notified? 

Each submitting artist will be notified by email of the accepted artworks into the Still Standing Exhibition Monday 21st February.

Some or all of your work may not be accepted. Some possible reasons for this may be:

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

2. 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.

3. The purpose of the exhibition is to open up a conversation about how arts and creativity have added positively to the artist's experiences of mental health challenges, especially throughout the 2020 & 2021 challenges. Artworks or descriptions of artworks that speak to this will be prioritised for the exhibition.

Payment due:

Upon Application: $35 total for up 2 artworks –over the age of 18, or $10 for up 2 artworks –under the age of 18. There are no refunds for those who are not successful in applying. Funds go towards supporting mental health programs into 2022.