Traces VI

2020 Calendar (detail) by Henry Shawcross

Traces VI

An open exhibition in A5

Generator Gallery

Entries close midnight Monday 1 August 2022

Exhibition: 26 August – 9 October 2022
Opening 6pm Friday 26 August 2022

As time passes, we leave traces of where we have been and whom we have encountered on the way.  Artists and creatively adventurous individuals are invited from throughout Australia to respond to this theme: speaking to our sense of place, connections made, stories shared, the changes that have taken place and memories gathered.

We are encouraging you to investigate your ideas of connection, transformation, and memory playfully, thoughtfully, radically, or somewhere in between as you explore the people, your relationships, places, adventures and the environments that you cherish.

Following on the success of our previous Traces exhibitions, we are delighted to rekindle Traces VI in 2022. We welcome contributions from all ages and viewpoints, and in any medium. Artists working in any stage of their creative practice be it as a professional or hobbyist, you are invited to submit work exploring this theme at A5 (21 x 14.8cm) size.

This is an open exhibition and as such we aim to include all entries. All works will be eligible for selection in the People’s Choice Award, $500 that will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Entries are due midnight Monday 1 August with all works to be received by no later than 4pm Friday 19 August 2022.


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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entries close midnight Monday 1 August 2022
  • Artworks must be physically received by Belco Arts no later than 4pm Friday 19 August 2022. Works received after this time will not be included in the exhibition. Works may be sent by post, hand-delivered or couriered to Belconnen Arts Centre (118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617) during business hours (10am-4pm Tues-Sun). 
  • Artists from throughout Australia may enter works. There is no age limit for entrants. 
  • You may enter up to a maximum of three works; for multiple entries, each entry will be considered as an individual work, not a series. 
  • There is a $20 non-refundable entry fee per work entered. 
  • Submitted artwork information is considered final. Please ensure all details are correct before submission, as no further amendments can be made. 
  • The works must relate to the theme, be the original work of the entering artist and have been created within the last year. 
  • The works may be in any medium but must be able to be fixed to the wall for display (2D). 
  • Works must be A5 (21 x 14.8cm) size, inclusive of any framing. They cannot be smaller or larger than A5. Works will be ineligible for exhibition if they are not A5 in size. 
  • Works can be landscape or portrait in orientation. 
  • The title of the artwork and the name of the artist must be written or printed on the back of the work. 
  • Social media handles, urls and other personal branding can be included in the submitted artwork description. Belco Arts cannot display these items alongside artworks in gallery spaces. 
  • Works will need to be exhibited for the full duration of the exhibition. 
  • Belco Arts reserves the right to make curatorial decisions and/or not exhibit works, and all decisions are final. Works that are considered offensive, discriminatory, or otherwise hurtful in nature will not be displayed. 
  • Artists are responsible for the transport of works to and from Belconnen Arts Centre and are liable for any freight or courier fees unless pre-paid return postage has been purchased during entry. All works that need to be returned to the artist must include return address details. 
  • There is a return postage fee of $10 per work entered, if not being collected. Works are packaged securely and insured when return posted. 
  • Permission must be given to photograph the work for inclusion in an online exhibition and for the purposes of display, publicity and in promotional materials. 
  • Artworks may be for sale. Please note that all works incur a 30% commission fee + GST. 
  • All works will be eligible for selection in the $500 People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.