House of Stories - Call for Artworks

Call for Artworks

Lighthouse Arts invites all artist alumni who have undertaken a residency at the Nobbys-Whibayganba headland cottages to submit works to be considered for inclusion in the ‘House of Stories’ exhibition.

Since inception, Lighthouse Arts, located on the iconic, elemental landscape of the Nobbys-Whibayganba headland, has extended an invitation to artists of diverse backgrounds, age, art practice, and geographies to gift themselves the rare opportunity of time purely focused on creative practice. Over 450 artists have taken up the call to create, either in a one-week intensive block, or one day per week over four to six weeks. 

In celebration of the writers, artists and this remarkable space, Lighthouse Arts is hosting its first exhibition of artworks from artists who have had a residency at Nobbys-Whibayganba headland.

Works will be selected with a curatorial emphasis on the diversity of artists, artworks, and artistic practice. Taken as a whole, we aim for the exhibition to highlight the impact the Lighthouse Arts residency has on artistic practice. While we love the lighthouse, it is not important for the lighthouse to be depicted within the exhibition. It is anticipated approximately 40 works will be selected for the exhibition, dependent on the size of works and the availability of the hanging system.

Let your imagination run. We welcome journals, handwritten notes, small studies, practice works, series, and finished pieces. Where possible, all works will be available for sale unless advised otherwise from the submitting artist.

Please see below for information on the terms and conditions and the submission process.

Important Dates

Exhibition Dates

Saturday 9 December – Sunday 4 February

Submissions Open

Wednesday 13 September

Submission Close

Friday 27 October

Notification of Outcome

Friday 17 November

Delivery of Artworks

Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December

Installation Date

Tuesday 5 December

About Lighthouse Arts

Lighthouse Arts is an initiative of the Hunter Writers’ Centre created to support and promote a healthy, vibrant and diverse creative arts culture in the Hunter region. It offers various programs and spaces for artists and writers to develop their craft, including artist and writer residencies, an exhibition space, and an arts trading store.

This initiative was made possible through funding from City of Newcastle Industry Response Taskforce and with support of the Port Authority of NSW. It serves as both a response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and a long-term effort to strengthen the arts culture in the Hunter region. The Hunter Writers’ Centre is supported by Create NSW