Exhibition Agreement Tap Gallery

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TAP Gallery is an open-policy, non-selective exhibition un-curated space providing artists the freedom of exhibiting without the rigmarole of C.V. and portfolio appraisal. It can also be a steppingstone for emerging artists into a commercial gallery. Many artists have firstly exhibited here then moved on to a commercial galleries stable. There have also been many established artists exhibiting who prefer the freedom of their own curatorial with an open-policy gallery such as TAP.

Guest curators are also welcomed to use this facility for their own shows. TAP INC. is an Incorporated Association (registered non – profit organisation with Dept of Fair Trading). The gallery is a much-needed facility where the responsibility is entirely up to the artists. The artists contribute to the running costs including rent, electricity, maintenance and so on. All labor and services of the management committee is on an unpaid, voluntary basis.If you wish to support the gallery join and become a subscriber. There are many benefits.




    Artist Name (required):

    Exhibition Title (required):

    Start Date:

    End Date:

    Contact number (required):

    Your Email (required):

    Street Address, town/suburb:



    Please provide your website address / social media:

    Upload your Promotional image and/or Marketing Material:


    Questions or further requirements (e.g., lighting, music, video, projection, etc):

    Important Information - please read before submitting

    Gallery Hours:

    Monday to Saturday 12-10pm & Sunday 12-6pm.
    It is encouraged that the Artist/s attend the gallery during their own exhibition.


    1. Booking Requirements: Half the rental as deposit upfront. The remainder is to be paid 2 weeks before the exhibition.

    2. Arrangement for hanging of works: Works are to be delivered and installed on the Monday 12 – 6PM

    3. Other costs: Advertising, hanging costs and opening costs (drinks) and printing of invitations are the responsibility of the lessee. TAP has a high quality laser colour printer & scanner up to A3 available for affordable rates. {see rates here}

    4. Opening Nights: We suggest having your opening Wednesday night 6-9pm. Gallery Hours Monday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm, Sunday 12-4pm

    5. Responsibility for artwork: No responsibility for loss or damage to the work will be accepted, although all care will be taken. A back to base security system operates when closed. All valuable works should be securely fixed.

    6. Supervision of the exhibition: The artist is requested to attend the gallery each day or arranges for someone to mind the space. Any difficulties with this arrangement should be discussed with the manager as we do operate a volunteer program.

    7. Sales: The gallery manager will handle all sales. We have the Merchant Credit card, Amex & Eftpos facility available. Payment for sales will be available at the end of the show or when the cheques clear.

    8. Gallery Commission: is 25% of all sales due to running expenses.

    9. Pulling down: Works are to be removed from the studio at 4pm on the final Sunday of exhibition. The studio must be cleaned and left in the same condition as prior to the exhibition. No responsibility will be taken for works left after the exhibition. The floor must be swept and the walls repaired. Failure to comply will result in the lessee forfeiting $150 in reparation for cleaning expenses from the sales of the works

    10. Storage: artworks left behind costs $25 per work per week.

    11. No alcohol is allowed outside the venue at any time.

    12. Co-Vid Safe Practices apply.

    People with suspected CoVid-19 infection/symptoms, or who are in quarantine/isolation must NOT attend.


    Yes, I have read and understand the above conditions.


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    TAP Gallery: Web: tapgallery.org.au * Youtube: youtube.com/tapgallerysydney
    Instagram: instagram.com/tapgallery and #tapgallery
    Email: info@tapgallery.org.au * Tel: 0400610440 .
    Level 1, 259 Riley St, Surry Hills NSW 2010