If you're interested in submitting a proposal to exhibit in one of our main galleries, find information on how to apply below. 

Gaffa seeks proposals from emerging and established artists and curators who have good organisational skills and will require a minimum of assistance. Artists/curators are expected to be proactive and to manage their own install,  mailing lists, participants (if a group show) and contributors and to organise extra equipment if required.
Gaffa posts details of all events on our website and sends newsletters to our databases as our primary form of marketing. If you're looking for hire information for The Arcade Project spaces, click here.

Gaffa Creative Precinct is currently undergoing renovations. We hope building works to be completed in the 1st quarter of 2023. Our prior layout and exhibition structure will also be changing.

Gaffa takes proposals on an all year round basis but spaces are subject to availability, if you send in a proposal it is not guaranteed that you will have an exhibition, each submission is reviewed by the curatorial team and measured against the shows that are already in place and the overall curatorial vision of the gallery space. Gaffa accepts proposal from emerging through to established artists and curators, solo, group or collaborative shows are accepted and encouraged. Although the artist or curator is expected to manage their own administrative tasks for exhibiting with Gaffa, the curatorial team will regularly meet with the main contact person to discuss install needs, curatorial ideas, any extra marketing that may be needed or any issues that may have arised.
Gaffa provides a selection of plinths, some AV equipment, a basic tool kit of hammers, levels, nails, screws, a shared drill, gaffa tape and paint but anything that is specific to your install will need to be purchased by the artist or curator. The ethos of the curatorial team at Gaffa is not only build relationships and networks within the wider Sydney art scene but also to create a selection of engaging and diverse exhibitions that add to the greater conversation and provide an exhibiting space for a range of artists with varying backgrounds and skill levels. The curatorial team aim to share their collective knowledge and equip artists and curators with a professional skill set that they can take for further projects.

Any queries can be directed to the curatorial team at


  • Gallery One: $1870 fortnight (inc. gst)
  • Gallery Two: $1320 fortnight (inc. gst)
  • Gallery Three: $1210 fortnight (inc. gst)
  • Gallery Four: $770 fortnight (inc. gst)
  • 25% commission plus GST taken on sales


  • 2 weeks exhibition period per show
  • Marketing and promotion on all Gaffa's social media and website links, a targeted press release and a fortnightly newsletter that goes out to over 3,000 subscribers
  • Access to basic tool kits, anything that is specific to your install will have to be provided by you
  • Opening event and manning of the bar (from 6pm-8pm on the first Thursday of the show period). *Openings suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. All day opening celebrations will be held on the first Saturday of the exhibition*
  • Access to a selection of AV equipment on a first in first served basis
  • Access to a selection of plinths on a first in first served basis
  • Gallery is staffed 6 days a week by Gaffa staff (10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, closed Sun & public holidays)



Please share a link to your website and CV if applicable and a link to a zip file that contains 5-8 images of your proposed work or previous work (you can use file uploading sites such as or

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