paranaple arts centre

CALL OUT: 2025 Emerging Artist Program – Applications Now Open

CALL OUT: 2025 Emerging Artist Program – Applications Now Open

2025 Little Gallery Emerging Artist Program Call Out



Application close COB on Monday 26 August 2024

Submit via online application form:

Or Request & Submit a hardcopy:
In-person or by mail to: 145 Rooke Street (PO BOX 604), DEVONPORT TAS 7310
Or email submission to:


About the Little Gallery Program:

The Little Gallery is named in honour of Jean Thomas who set up the first public gallery on the North West Coast of the same name in 1966.

The Little Gallery space is available to emerging and early career Tasmanian artists. The Little Gallery promotes the work of Tasmanian artists who:

– Demonstrate experimentation in 2D and 3D art forms

– Engage with critical thinking about their practice

– Demonstrate vision and progression in their practice

Exhibitions will be displayed in the Little Gallery space of the paranaple arts centre and will run for 4 to 6 weeks throughout 2025.

Artists are invited to present a talk while their exhibition is open.

Unless prior arrangements are made between the Artist and the Gallery, Gallery staff will act as mentors to emerging artists and will advise and assist with the installation of their exhibition. Individual public liability insurance may be required.

The Devonport Regional Gallery promotes and supports professionalism and equity in the arts and pays artists fees regardless of an artist’s status or stage of their career. An exhibition fee is paid once the exhibition is installed and a signed contract is returned to the Gallery.


Mission and Aims:

Applicants are asked to address how their exhibition will enhance the Devonport Regional Gallery’s Mission and Aims.

  • Mission Statement:
    The Devonport Regional Gallery will provide an exhibition program and collection of the highest standard for the benefit, pleasure and participation of the community and to promote inspiration and knowledge for our diverse audiences.
  • Aims:
    The Devonport Regional Gallery aims to enhance public understanding and enjoyment of visual art, craft, and design through the delivery of a high quality and engaging exhibition, education, and events program that promotes and interprets the work of Tasmanian arts practitioners.


  • Entrants must be current residents of Tasmania.
  • Projects must not have been exhibited before and should be recent (no more than 12 months old).
  • Entrants are considered as emerging artists (if unsure, please contact gallery to discuss).
  • Entries representing partnerships between individuals and group collaborations will be accepted as long as all parties meet conditions of entry.
  • Entrants have not exhibited as part of this program before.
  • Devonport City Council employees and members of their families are ineligible to enter the Program.


  • Completed application form via the website e-form or in person at the Gallery, including project proposal and how it relates to the DRG mission statement
  • One-page Artist CV
  • Up to 10 images of recent artwork as jpeg files


Applicants will be advised of the outcome by the end of September 2024, ahead of the 2025 Little Gallery exhibition program beginning in February 2025.




For more information contact Devonport Regional Gallery on: 

(03) 6420 2900 or 

Image Above: The Little Gallery at the Devonport Regional Gallery, Level 2.

Header Image: 2024 Little Gallery Emerging Artist Program, Arabic Calligraphy – The Journey of the Self by Halima Bhatti, March 2024