Call-out for 2018 applications to exhibit at Mailbox will open late in 2017
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Applications should include:

1.     Applicant contact details, preferred exhibition month/s, brief biography/introduction.
We encourage all applicants to consider the broader cultural calendar of Melbourne and beyond with the potential of their exhibition to participate in a festival or event. Furthermore a visit to the space is essential if possible, as Mailbox offers a one of a kind, non-conventional exhibiting platform.

2.     Project Description (500 words max.)
Describe the work you intend to exhibit, working exhibition title and description of mediums, along with a short text about your practice. Describe in detail which aspect/s of the space you will be using, and how you will use it. Again, we strongly encourage you to visit the space before applying.

3.     CV for each applicant/exhibitor along with websites if available.

4.     Supporting material:

-       Maximum 10 images / audio files / video files

-       Supporting material list including title, year, and medium of each work.  

-       Indicate if supporting material to be exhibited or indicative of practice.


HYSTERICAL, Wisteria Hysteria, performance and installation, September 2016.

HYSTERICAL, Wisteria Hysteria, performance and installation, September 2016.

Information for Applicants

·      Experimental and/or conceptual approaches that engage with the space surrounding the mailboxes are encouraged – please take the time to    
     browse through our exhibition archive

·      There is limited access to power points - if you have a creative idea for showing video/sound work, we are happy to discuss this with you further.

·      There is no charge to exhibit at Mailbox Art Space. Any enquiries regarding the sale of artwork are directed to the artist, via Mailbox, with no  
     commission taken.

·      Exhibiting artists are provided with:

-       A month-long exhibition, including a three-day installation and two-day de-installation period

-       An opening night event including free drinks

-       Exhibition promotion including a Facebook event and regular Instagram posts, emailed invitations to the opening via our mailing list

-       A blog post on our website (in collaboration with exhibitor)

·      Mailbox Art Space takes no responsibility for damage to or theft of the artist’s work or property held in the space. Each mailbox is locked with a key
     however the space is open to the public Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.


About the Space

The main exhibition space is a set of nineteen heritage mailboxes set against the foyer wall of Pawson House, each fitted with glass-fronted doors and LED lights. The surrounding space encompasses the building foyer, stairwell, building façade (including windows), and elevator.

Dimensions of the Space

Glass front windows:

Boxes 1 – 17:       16.7cm H x 6.4cm W  
Boxes 18, 19:       13.6 H x 6.3cm W

Mailbox Interior Measurements:
Note: These measurements are approximate, as each box varies slightly. It is recommended that artists visit the space prior to applying

H x W x D cm boxes 1-19 (with doors closed) left-right

 1.   29.7 x 12.7 x 9 - LED power converter in this box – 2D items recommended
2.   29.7 x 12.7 x 8.7
3.   29.5 x 12.7 x 8.7
4.   29.5 x 12.7 x 8.6
5.   29.5 x 12.6 x 8.7
6.   29.5 x 13 x 8.7
7.   29.5 x 12.6 x 8.7
8.   29.5 x 12.7 x 8.7
9.   29.5 x 12.7 x 8.7
10.  29.5 x 12.7 x 8.7
11.   29.5 x 12.6 x 8.7
12.  29.5 x 13 x 8.7
13.  29.5 x 12.7 x 8.7
14.  29.5 x 12.8 x 8.7
15.  29.5 x 12.7 x 8.7
16.  29.5 x 12.6 x 8.7
17.  29.5 x 12 x 9.6
18.  31 x 12.3 x 9.6
19.  31.3 x 12.5 x 9.6
LED globes hang down approx. 6cm and can get hot, so it is suggested to work to a height of approx. 23cm or less.