Kaleidoscope III

Dionysus1 by Dorian Reeves

Kaleidoscope III

Celebrating LGBTQI+ pride

ENTRIES CLOSE: Midnight Friday 13 September 2024

Opening: 6pm Friday 18 October 2024

Exhibition: 18 October – 1 December 2024

In its third year, Kaleidoscope III is an open exhibition where LGBTQIA+ artists in Canberra and Australia-wide can express their experiences of queerness, sexuality, gender, and unique individuality through art.

We are inviting LGBTQIA+ artists in Canberra and throughout Australia, at any level of artistic experience to participate. 

The LGBTQIA+ community is so much more than six colours, and everyone has their own ideas about what it means to be part of this diverse rainbow community.

Diversity and inclusion are not just values, they are the essence of this exhibition. They are the threads that connect, provoke dialogue, and create magic. 

Kaleidoscope III celebrates uniqueness, diversity of perspectives, lived experiences, and shared ambitions that our LGBTQIA+ community embodies. 

We welcome contributions from all viewpoints in 2D or 3D, using painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, drawing or mix medium etc. 

Belco Arts is dedicated to fostering positive dialogue and embracing the richness that the LGBTQIA+ community brings into our lives. We invite you to be a part of this transformative conversation through your art.  

All works selected for exhibition will be eligible for consideration of the $500 People’s Choice Award.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact Monika McInerney, Artistic Director & Co-CEO on (02) 6173 3304 or moni@belcoarts.com.au




  • Artists from throughout Australia who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ Collective may enter works.  


  • You may enter up to a maximum of three works. Separate entry forms must be completed for each work.
  • Separate online entry forms must be completed for each work, complete with up to 4 x high resolution images of each work.
  • No smaller than 1MB in size or larger than 3MB per image
  • Preferred formats are .jpg or .png
  • Artworks should be photographed from directly in front, in diffuse light, avoiding any shadows or reflections
  • Logos in transparent .png or.eps format
  • Each entry will be considered an individual work, NOT as a series.  
  • All entries will be reviewed from the digital images provided and artists will be notified by email by Friday 20 September 2024.


  • The works must be the original work of the entering artist.
  • The works must not have been seen in Canberra.
  • The works must relate to the theme.
  • The works may be in any medium and must be ready of exhibition. 
  • Each artwork must not exceed 100 x 100cm.
  • Each artwork must not exceed 10kg in weight.
  • All works must have the artist’s name and title of the work written or printed on the back.
  • Works will need to be exhibited for the full duration of the exhibition.
  • The works must not be offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise hurtful in nature.  Works that are considered offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise hurtful in nature will not be displayed.  Belco Arts reserves the right not to exhibit works.


  • There is a $20 non-refundable entry administration fee per each work entered.
  • All works will be eligible for selection in the People’s Choice Award, $500 that will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.


  • Artworks may be for sale.  Please note that all works incur a 35% commission fee + GST


  • Artists are responsible for the transport of the work to and from Belconnen Arts Centre and cover all costs for any freight/ courier fees.  All works that are needing to be returned will need to include return freight details and be paid for. 
  • Works may be delivered during business hours, by post or courier at any time and must be received by 4pm Friday 11 October 2024.  Works not delivered by this time will not be included.


  • Permission must be given to photograph the work for the inclusion in an online catalogue and in promotion of Belco Arts exhibitions and other activities.                           

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