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Expressions of Interest Open

Posted: 27th June 2012

The Shire of Kalamunda is now calling for expressions of interest to hold an Exhibition at the Zig Zag Art Gallery in 2013.

Interested individuals, groups and organisations can make an expression of interest online at www.zzcc.com.au or by contacting the Shire of Kalamunda on 9257 9953 or via email: Culture@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

Shire President Donald McKechnie said, "The exhibition programme for the Zig Zag Gallery is arranged by the Gallery Coordinator. Exhibitions may include solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and exhibitions from organisations and institutions. Priority will be given to exhibitions from within the Kalamunda Precinct. In addition to exhibitions generated through the application process, the Zig Zag Gallery actively develops exhibitions and partnership projects to enable broader engagement with communities in the region."

To apply for an exhibition interested artists simply need to submit a completed and signed Exhibition Application form; an exhibition Rational: describing proposed exhibition and key themes/ concepts and a resume of the exhibiting artists / organisation and 6-10 high resolution JPEG format digital images of recent works.

The selection of exhibitions is made by the Gallery Coordinator. Key issues that influence selection are the calibre of the artworks and the need to create a programme which reflects the diverse cultural communities and art practices existing in the Kalamunda Region.

Applications for recurrent exhibitions will only be considered if there is evidence of significant growth, development and difference from one exhibition to the next.

The Gallery exhibition space is 93m2 and has a display hanging area of 60 linear metres. The artist in residence space is 21m2 and includes a workbench and a sink. There is an artist in residence area.

The Gallery is housed in the Zig Zag Cultural Centre. The centre was designed as a multi purpose facility and has been developed to encourage greater community involvement and to assist with the growth of visitation to the Shire of Kalamunda and the Perth Hills as a tourism destination

Shire President Cr Donald McKechnie said, "The Zig Zag Cultural Centre is the Shire's premier tourism facility and represents the gateway to the Perth Hills. This state of the art building is already attracting a number of new people to the area from those on a day trip to others traveling greater lengths to see a number of sites. The Art Gallery is the first public gallery in the region and has been extremely popular."

The Centre attracts a range of different types of people whether they are want to view the exhibitions, are looking for information on the local area, or use the seminar space. Over 18,000 people have been through the doors since the facility opened, an average of more than 500 per week.

The Centre is situated in the ‘Kalamunda Cultural Precinct' and is located in between the Kalamunda Library and the Kalamunda History Village. The centre has been strategically placed to draw visitors to the precinct to experience the history, cultural and attractions that the Shire of Kalamunda offers. It Provides a focal point for festivals, events and an opportunity to showcase local arts, crafts, food and boutique wine industries.

The Zig Zag Cultural Centre is located at 50 Railway Road in Kalamunda.