Expressions of Interest have now closed

Stage one

Over 150 Artists will be selected and provided with various levels of funding for a range of projects from solo & group exhibitions and outdoor projects across 40 locations in Ballarat.

Stage two

Over the next 12 months selected artists will meet with our Artistic Director Julie Collins to discuss ideas, logistics, sites and budgets.

Stage three

Artists will be officially contracted September/ October 2017


Oct 2016                             EOI Opens           
April 2017                            EOI Closes
Oct 2016- Sep 2017           Selected artists contacted for meetings
Sep/Oct 2017                      Artists contracted
May 2018                             Written context for catalogue deadline
June 2018                           Artworks completed for photography & catalogue    

Exhibition dates 21 Sep - 6 Nov 2018
Installation and de installation schedules will provide within contracts.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Each artist who registers will be included in the ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ exhibition at the Mining Exchange as well as online. This is a large scale installation of images from every artist in Australia. Our aim here is to reflect what is truly happening in Australian art today, creating an aerial sea of images.  By registering your expression of interest you are agreeing to have one image selected for the ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ project. No artists fee is offered for this exhibition.

A second chance to enter Hit Me With Your Best Shot will be released in September, 2017.