Call for proposals...


MAY SPACE is seeking proposals from practising artists in Australia and New Zealand for the following group exhibitions.
Submissions should be emailed directly to the Gallery with images (with captions) in support of the proposal, a link to an artist website, an up to date C/V, an artist statement and a separate, single page outlining the nature of the work you are proposing. Please keep it simple, no powerpoint or keynote files. Applications on CDs cannot be reviewed.


7 to 25 November 2017

Most works of art start with a simple line, whether that be for a preparatory sketch or giving form to an idea. The field of drawing is therefore one brimming with possibilities, innovation, and cross-pollination. Out of Line will pay homage to the fundamental nature of drawing, whilst also aiming to see these lines jump off the page, defy expectations and merge with other fields. 

We are now calling for proposals from artists with drawing-based practices of varying aesthetics, mediums and technologies.

Proposals for Out of Line must be received by Friday 28 July 2017.


28 November to 23 December 2017

Pots, tiles and clay figurines have taught us fascinating details about ancient societies and Ceramics Revisions II aims to convey how artists interact, form narratives, voice opinions and create aesthetic compositions with this medium today. The second edition of a series that started in 2009, this show will range from fine vessels to sculpted forms, encompassing a variety of ceramic techniques, as well as clay types - from terracotta to bone china.

We are now calling for proposals from artists who work in this field with particular interest in those pushing the boundaries of ceramics.

Proposals for Ceramic Revisions II must be received by Friday 25 August 2017.


5 to 23 June 2018

June will bring the winter season to Sydney and to add some warmth to our gallery we will be holding a special exhibition featuring mugs by different artists. Each Saturday we will fill purchased mugs with a different complementary hot beverage, so that gallery-goers can escape the cold and enjoy the shows with a warm drink in hand. MUGGED! aims to include specially made pieces that display diverse interpretations of this ubiquitous object. We are now seeking proposals from emerging, mid-career and established artists for contributions to this seasonal exhibition.

Proposals for MUGGED! must be received before Friday 2 March 2018.




Call for Artists

Proposals from professional artists living in Australia or NZ at any stage in their career are invited to submit, however we are looking for artists whose work fits well within our current stable of Represented Artists.  We are also looking for video works for our Black Box Projects space, a dedicated theatrette for moving image artworks.

Opportunities for successful applicants may include:
- A place in our Introducing exhibition series
- To be curated into our group exhibitions
- Solo exhibitions
- Screenings in Black Box Projects

To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A short Letter outlining previous professional practice and foreseeable artistic goals
- An Artist CV of relevant experience
- An Artist Statement (max. 500 words)
- A link to your website
- When submitting moving image artworks, links to each video work in full

Please note: no images are to be sent via email, applications need to contain a link to website portfolio. Artists who send unsolicited images will not be considered unless they apply following the above guidelines.

The team at MAY SPACE will review proposals periodically throughout the year and applicants will receive a notice as to whether their proposal has been successful within 3 months of applying. Please note that due to time constraints, we are not able to provide extensive feedback regarding unsuccessful proposals.


  • Installation shot: Mylyn Nguyen 2012


(Formerly Brenda May Gallery)
409b George Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017 t: (0)2 9318 1122   e:
Hours: Tue to Sat 10-5 (Closed Sun/Mon, Public Holidays, Easter long weekend and mid December to late January)


We are accepting proposals from professional artists from Australia and NZ for exhibitions and group shows ... learn more