In order to participate in an exhibition at Lighthouse Arts it is on the understanding that you accept the agreement below. Please read the agreement carefully and submit the form below.
Lighthouse Arts Exhibitors Agreement
Lighthouse Arts began as a COVID-recovery project. Our initial funding was granted by the City of Newcastle Industry Response Taskforce, established to support cultural practitioners.
Access to Nobbys-Whibayganba Headland has been obtained under a licence agreement between Hunter Writers Centre and Port Authority NSW.
Opportunities are available for artists to exhibit their work on weekends, 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
On a fine weekend over 2000 people visit the headland.
Our exhibitions are developed in line with our mission and purpose:
Exhibition Space Hire & Sales
Use of the exhibition space is currently free of charge.
A 20% commission will be paid to Lighthouse Arts from the sale of any artworks sold through the Arts Trading Store and the exhibition space.
All exhibitions must be soft-impact due to the heritage status of the site.
Any damages to the exhibition space and/or items not owned by the exhibitor must be paid for.
Delivery and Installation
Lighthouse Arts will notify artists of delivery options and installation process approximately two weeks prior to the exhibition opening.
Approved installers must complete an onsite safety induction to participate in the installation.
Works created for the exhibition are to be delivered unsold and well wrapped, to avoid damage while in storage waiting to be hung.
Exhibited works, purchased by customers who may not be able to return to the site, may need to be taken on the day of purchase. Artists who sell work in this instance will be notified and may be given the opportunity to replace the sold work if time permits.
The Exhibition Space and the Arts Trading Store are located in a heritage-listed building. Efforts must be made on the part of the artist to abide by heritage regulations and care of site:
Lighthouse Arts offers:
Framed artworks must arrive “ready to hang” with d-rings attached.
Artists must communicate equipment requirements prior to agreed exhibition date as we may not be able to supply all necessary equipment. It is the artists’ responsibility to source agreed additional items.
In accord with Lighthouse Arts’ commitment to inclusivity and community access, content presented for exhibition must be respectful and tolerant. Lighthouse Arts has the right to refuse the display of any items deemed offensive.
Invite and Catalogue
Where applicable, Lighthouse Arts will require a digital invitation for publicity approximately two weeks prior to opening or we may request artwork so we can create the digital invitation. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
The digital invite should be shared with all participating artists on their social media platforms.
Please ensure the Lighthouse Arts logo is on all your advertising. Email us for the logo. Do not distort the logo. Contact us if you are unsure.
When writing any promotional material, avoid all upper case and italics. Upper case and italics are particularly challenging for some people living with disability.
Tag us in all your posts about the exhibition otherwise we will not see it.
Advertising and Promotion
Lighthouse Arts maintains a website, Facebook page, Instagram and TikTok. The project is known as Lighthouse Arts Newcastle @LighthouseArtsNewcastle on both Facebook and Instagram. The website can be found at: www.lighthousearts.org.au
Artists will be asked to provide clear images and content specific to the exhibition to be used for publicity.
We ask that artists be willing to be photographed, to supply photographs for social media promotion, and to be available for any media opportunities that may arise.
To ensure full visibility and community awareness, artists are highly encouraged to market and promote independently. We request that @LighthouseArtsNewcastle is tagged in artists’ social media posts related to the upcoming exhibition. Please avoid tagging @nobbyslighthouse as this is not operated by us but owned by a member of the public in Sydney.
Note how to spell certain words:
Exhibitions are promoted on our social media and advertised clearly as part of the Lighthouse Arts exhibition. Works will not be sold separately via other social platforms prior to or during the exhibition.
Lighthouse Arts reserves the right to use images from the exhibition, at no cost, for promotional purposes of the exhibition and initiative only.
Lighthouse Arts must be informed of any intent to hold an opening function. Alcohol is not permitted on site.
Lighthouse Arts does not usually hold exhibition openings, as the large number of visitors the site attracts on an average weekend ensures excellent attendance numbers without the need for a formal event. However, you are welcome to discuss options with us if you wish to hold an opening.
Lighthouse Arts has the final say on cancellation of the exhibition or closure of the site in the event of severe weather or other reasons such as security issues or work on the site.
As the exhibition space is offered free of charge we ask, in return, that artists be willing to assist with staffing, if required, during opening weekends. The role of artists staffing on weekends may be to assist with ensuring the security of items and to oversee visitor numbers.
Food and drink are not permitted in the cottage without prior discussion with Lighthouse Arts.
Terms and Conditions
COVID-19 & Safety Requirements
Lighthouse Arts abides by current COVID-19 Safety Regulations. All exhibiting artists and those under this agreement must abide by all current COVID-19 Safety Regulations and the site’s WHS policy.