Anglesea Art Space


Art Space is a community-based shop front gallery run by Surf Coast Shire Council at Kuarka Dorla – the Wadawurrung traditional name for Anglesea River, a place to catch mullet.

The light filled space is available to emerging and established artists of all disciplines (including visual art, performance, installation) to exhibit, work and experiment at a minimal cost.

We strive to support artists to develop professionally, sell artworks, connect with other creatives and widen their audiences.

Anglesea Art Space
2/103 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
(corner of Noble Street)

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Tuesday 11 June - Sunday 23 June 2024

Closed for maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience.
In the meantime start drawing for our next project/exhibition DRAW!

DRAW! project/studio/exhibition

Thursday 27 June - Monday 14 July 2024

Open Thu-Mon, 11am-4pm

A drawing project/studio/exhibition that anyone can participate in!

More information here

Thursday 18 July - Sunday 4 August 2024

Open daily, 10am-4pm
A group exhibition exploring colour in all its glory!
Part of the Surf Coast Arts Trail (Sat 3 & Sun 4 August).

Deborah Elliott, Elaine d'Esterre, Louise Price, Zoey Devaney, Dani Finocchiaro, Mim Hercus, Rebecca Calvert, Rob Howden, Dzintra Plume, Sandy Mahon, Craig Crosthwaite, Rob Shepherd, Ursula Shepherd, Celia Meehan, Paul Wright.

Thursday 8 - Sunday 25 August 2024

EOIs to exhibit during this time are still open!
Please contact Helen at for more information.

Thursday 1 - Sunday 15 September 2024

Youth Exhibition
Details TBC

Thursday 19 September - Sunday 6 October 2024

Geelong Sculptors Inc
Details TBC

Saturday 12 - Saturday 26 October

Surf Coast Community Arts Calendar
Details TBC

Thursday 31 October - Sunday 17 November 2024

EOIs to exhibit during this time are now closed.

Exhibit at Anglesea Art Space

Expressions of interest are still open for the 8-25 August 2024!  

Submit your EOI here 

Costs associated with exhibiting at Anglesea Art Space in 2024:

  • $135 per week (inclusive of GST) or $405 (inclusive of GST) for the 3 week exhibition period, paid in advance.
  • 20% commission for sales over $2,000 applies for solo and group exhibitions.

Please note, the Commission policy is subject to change in the 2024/2025 Financial Year in accordance with Council's adopted budget.

GST Registered Artists

  • GST registered artists are responsible for setting the sale price inclusive of GST.
  • Surf Coast Shire Council does not take responsibility for reporting GST on sales. This is the responsibility of the GST registered Artist.
  • Surf Coast Shire must collect GST on commission received.

NON GST Registered Artists

  • If the Artist is not registered for GST, Surf Coast Shire must collect GST on commission received. 

Get more info on GST on the ATO website

Info for exhibitors

Artists must be available to mind the gallery during the advertised exhibition opening hours. The Art Space Coordinator may be able to assist 1 day each week (usually a Thursday) depending on other commitments within their role.

IMPORTANT: Read terms and conditions to exhibit at Anglesea Art Space

This is a community exhibition space, not a private gallery or retail shop.  All funds raised through rental costs and commissions go back into the Art Space program for the purchase of essential items, equipment and program development.

To provide as many opportunities as possible, artists who apply as an individual can be placed in a group exhibition with one or more other artists.

For more information or to discuss your application, please contact the Anglesea Art Space Coordinator, or pop into the Art Space on Thursdays.

How to prepare for your Expression of Interest (EOI)

  • DATES: What dates can you commit to? The entry form includes a list of dates with tick boxes - we encourage you to select multiple dates to help with programming.
  • IMAGES: Provide good quality images – upload images to give us a clear idea of what you would like to exhibit, or what you have been working on.
  • CURATED & GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Got an idea for a group exhibition/project? Would you like to curate an exhibition but you’re not sure how to go about it? Don’t be shy, we can help! Please do not hesitate to contact the Art Space Coordinator to discuss your proposal.
  • FIRST TIME EXHIBITORS: we proudly support artists who are venturing out for the first time. It’s exciting to show your work to the public and we can help guide you through the experience.
  • SOLO APPLICANTS: You can apply for a solo show (but make sure you have the time to mind the exhibition), or we can pair or group you with other artists. 
  • CV: provide a brief list of exhibitions/projects if applicable (if you have exhibited at Art Space before, you are not required to provide this information).