About

Homestead Galleries


Our public galleries feature an innovative programme of contemporary art exhibitions by local and international artists. We pride ourselves on being inclusive, and our purpose is to create opportunities for diverse communities to speak from and offer experiences that strengthen and promote community.
Exhibitions are accompanied by a full range of free public programmes including artist talks, exhibition tours and art workshops for kids.

For Gallery enquiries contact our Curator, Madeleine Gifford:

curator@ceac.org.nz
(09) 838 4455 x 203

Call for Exhibition Proposals 2023

Exhibition Proposals for 2023 closed on Friday 03 June 2022.
Proposals will be responded to by 15 July 2022.
The next round of submissions for Exhibitions in 2024 will be open on Mon 17 April 2023.

Corban Estate Arts Centre Homestead Galleries

The Corban Estate Arts Centre (CEAC) public Homestead Galleries presents a high quality and engaging exhibition programme that includes both nationally and locally recognised artists. Exhibitions feature a wide range of visual art mediums that respond to contemporary, historical, social and cultural themes to represent a diverse range of artistic perspectives. The annual exhibition programme also links to a selection of regional and local arts and cultural events. Exhibitions are accompanied by a full range of free public programmes including artist talks, exhibition tours and art workshops for kids and adults.
 

Submitting An Exhibition Proposal 
Every year CEAC opens a round of Exhibition Proposals to ensure that all creatives have an opportunity to submit their work for consideration. The exhibition programme for the Homestead Galleries is curated by the CEAC Curator/Exhibitions Manager and proposals need to complement planned exhibitions. We accept exhibition proposals from practitioners of any artistic discipline, individually or in groups. Proposed exhibitions need to appeal to a broad cross section of gallery visitors in our community. A higher priority is given to artists with an acknowledged exhibition record and to proposals for group exhibitions.
 

Proposal Requirements:

Proposal to be emailed to the Curator in a single PDF file that includes with the following contents, supporting images and links. (Please note files must be under 5MB to be received via email, otherwise please use a service such as WeTransfer.com) 

• A cover letter including all contact details.

• A detailed outline of the exhibition concept, key themes of the exhibition, media used, an indication of your target audience and ideas for a related programme to engage the public such as an artist talk, a children’s activity or a technical workshop. (300-500 words)

• Description and images of the works you intend to exhibit or examples of relevant previous works - the size of exhibition, size and number of artworks. (4-5 Images max)

• A concise CV for all participating artists outlining past exhibitions, arts education, art residencies, art awards etc. (2 pages per CV max)

• Possible dates for the exhibition - when is your proposed exhibition available and does it relate to a specific event or festival?

• Email your proposal to the Curator in a single PDF file that includes CV, supporting images and links. (Please note files must be under 5MB to be received via email, otherwise please use a service such as WeTransfer.com)
 
Gallery Spaces
The Homestead Galleries are located at the heart of CEAC in the original Homestead of the Corban family who lived on the estate when it was operating as a winery. The Homestead is a Heritage building finished in 1923 and includes three exhibition spaces: Gallery One, Gallery Two and Gallery Three. (Galleries Two and Three are connected through an open doorway and are typically used as one conjoining exhibition space).

If you have an indication of which space you would prefer for your proposed exhibition, please mention this in your proposal PDF.
 

What We Offer

• Curatorial guidance to develop your exhibition
• On-site technician for Install + De-install
• Inclusion in the CEAC marketing strategy and promotion to our community
• Opening Reception (Including food + drinks)
• Carefully designed gallery programming specific to your exhibition
• Design, production and distribution of exhibition catalogues
• Opportunity to sell your works if desired (Note there is a 33.3% + GST commission on sales)
 
How to apply:
Proposals will be responded to within 6 weeks of the proposal deadline.
Please direct all enquiries to the Curator and Exhibitions Manager Madeleine Gifford
curator@ceac.org.nz or (09) 838 4455 x 203


Please direct all enquiries to the Curator and Exhibitions Manager, Madeleine Gifford:
curator@ceac.org.nz
(09) 838 4455 x 203


Hire an Exhibition Space

Another option for artists wishing to exhibit at Corban Estate is to hire a venue to exhibit. Venue options include Old St Michael's Church and the Barrel Store.

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