Christmas Shop 2019
Location City Gallery
From Saturday 09 November 2019 - 10:00am
To Sunday 12 January 2020 - 04:00pm
Christmas Shop is coming!
The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery’s much beloved Christmas Shop exhibition is returning this year.
There’s nothing more wonderful than receiving a handmade fine art object in your Christmas stocking, and Christmas Shop has always been a perfect opportunity to find that truly unique gift for your loved ones. It’s also an important exhibition for artists – offering a chance to earn some much needed Christmas income.
However, financial times are tight, and although the sale of works in Christmas Shop has remained strong over the past few years, it is predominantly the smallest and lowest priced objects that are selling. In response to this trend, Christmas Shop 2019 will have a new set of entry guidelines for artists.
For this year’s exhibition, entries will be limited to a retail price of $500 and a size not exceeding 1 metre x 1 metre. Artists have been invited to submit up to 10 of these smaller works for consideration.
The new guidelines for entry aim to benefit exhibiting artists, who will hopefully sell more works through this system, as well as customers wishing to support local producers and original creations with their Christmas purchases. It also ensures that BRAG is able to cover costs for mounting the exhibition.