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Junior Space is undergoing a restructure of the space mid-year. The front space will become an additional gallery space (JS1) that will be invitation based. JS2 will be the second gallery space and located up the stairs along with the store. If you have been to the space before, this is where the current gallery is now. It will look and feel the same way – though it will be a bit smaller. See the floor plan for more information on the size change. We are going to be calling ourselves JS Galleries + Store to accommodate the restructure, with Junior Space remaining our official name. Everything else remains the same – we will still strive to provide the community with an accessible platform for the exhibition and sale of artworks by emerging artists. JS Galleries holds a non-traditional vision of a gallery with an emphasis on project and exhibition concepts designed to push the definition of a traditional gallery space.


We are looking for innovative and dynamic contemporary works to fill the second half of our 2017 exhibition calendar. To be considered, applicants will need to provide previously un-exhibited bodies of work or group show and curator proposals. JS Galleries welcomes a variety of mediums including ceramics, photography, painting and installations. We also have the capability to host book launches and screenings.
Our exhibitions are designed to engage audiences both aesthetically and conceptually. We also welcome playful exhibition definitions that encourage engagement with the work.
Emerging and established artists are welcome to apply, but naturally we do not exhibit or stock represented artists. JS Galleries has a commitment to accessibility and we support practitioners of any background, age, gender, culture and ability.


Please provide a summary of your vision of the exhibition and examples of your work. We don’t require academic proposals, but so need to be able to gauge an understanding of your artistic practice and your work.
In addition to this, please send the following;
1. Link to Website/s

2. If work is completed, please send through examples of works to be exhibited or if not completed images that convey the concept.

3. CV

4.  A written application that addresses the below
o   Please explain the nature of your practice.

o   Have you exhibited before. If yes, please provide details.

o   What is the exhibition about thematically?

o   Please supply visual examples of the work to support the concept.

o   How does the exhibition concept relate to your ongoing practice?


The current cost of exhibiting is $385 a week for a minimum of two weeks.
This fee includes:
• Rent of the JS2 gallery space

• Street frontage to 65 Smith Street, Fitzroy

• Design and distribution of an electronic invitation

• Email to our mailing list of art industry professionals and the public

• Advertising and marketing of exhibition on our social networks

• Staff for opening night

• Staff for invigilation of the exhibition (Tuesday-Sunday)

• Curatorial and professional advice

• Exhibition listed on the JS web site

• Insurance of work whilst on display at JS2

• Contacts to framing services and installers

• Opportunity to sell additional works in the JS Store on consignment for 40% commission.
Exhibitions will be open to the public for visitation from Tuesday to Sunday.
Openings are the first Thursday night of the exhibition period from 6-8pm, unless otherwise negotiated.
JS Galleries takes a 10% commission from all works sold. JS Galleries is not-for-profit, and commission goes towards the operational costs of running the space.
The show will open on the Thursday, with Thursday allocated to install. The show will end on a Tuesday or Wednesday, with Wednesday allocated to de-install.
Installation can take place on the Thursday before the opening of the exhibition. Junior Space has track lighting in place, and a hanging system with 20 cables. All additional equipment or install costs are to be paid for/supplied by the artist. Additional install time can be negotiated with Junior Space.
De-installation is also the responsibility of the artist. The Wednesday after the last Tuesday of the show is the time allocated for de-install. If additional time or storage of works is needed, this will need to be negotiated this with us.
If assistance is needed with install or de-install, we can recommend industry professionals that can help with this process. This cost is not covered in the exhibition fee.
A nonrefundable deposit of 25% and a bond of $150 will be required upon confirmation of exhibition booking. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please contact Junior Space as soon as possible to arrange a payment plan. The remaining balance must be paid one month prior to exhibition installation. Bond will be returned after de-installation where the gallery must be returned to its original condition.
Please email your application to:

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