The Emerging Artist Galleries are located at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), on Level 3 in the busy main concourse, near lifts E and F. The concourse is open 24/7 and includes two galleries:
Please Note: The Emerging Artist Galleries do not extend over one continuous length as galleries are separated by walls and access ways.
These galleries are dedicated to supporting the work and careers of early and emerging art professionals. CCH defines an emerging artist as someone who has either graduated from art school less than 5 years ago, or artists who have practiced professionally for less than 5 years. CCH Curatorial staff aim to program a minimum of 4 exhibitions per year. Each display will last approximately 8-12 weeks with the final exhibition extending into January 2021. Where possible, the gallery program will actively participate and partner with festivals and events including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, South Australia’s History Festival, South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, and TARNANTHI.
Artists are invited to sell artworks. In the instance that an artwork is sold, CCH will receive 25% commission to support CCH’s gallery program.
The Emerging Artist Galleries are located within a publicly accessible area of the new RAH. Therefore, artwork must be appropriate for display within a healthcare facility where a healing environment is paramount and incidental viewing will occur by people of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds.
It is important to note that artworks made of porous materials (i.e. textiles) may not be admitted due to infection control requirements. Safety standards must also be met and artworks should not include any dangerous protrusions or sharp edges.
CCH has initiated a ‘no glass policy’ for artwork displayed at the RAH. Artwork requiring framing will need to use 3.5mm or 4mm Astariglas Cast acrylic sheeting.
Artworks must be suitable for installation using a picture rail system. D-rings must be attached prior to delivery, fitting the dimensions of the space.
Artists are responsible for the transportation of artworks to and from the RAH. Exhibiting artists should ensure they have appropriate insurance for the display of artworks in a public space.
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This Centre for Creative Health program is supported by The Hospital Research Foundation.