Set out below are the Terms and Conditions for the Humble House gallery 2022 Art Program
Each Exhibition will be held in the dedicated Art Gallery space.
Please read them carefully.
Humble House gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm
Exhibition openings are Saturday 2pm – 4pm unless otherwise arranged with the Exhibition Manager.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND FEES
- Pay exhibition fees
- Provide images and text for each artwork
- Curate and install the artworks
- Invite collectors to the opening
- Attend the opening
- Promote the exhibition through the artist’s website, social media pages and client lists
- Supply beverages for exhibition opening
- Take down artworks at the close of the exhibition and arrange delivery of sold works
Humble House gallery responsibilities
- Promote the exhibition through digital media
- Promote the exhibition to the gallery’s clientele
- Offer artworks for sale through the gallery website
- Assist with curating and installing artwork
- Provide invitations and individual artwork labels
- Assist with the exhibition opening
- Provide canapes and glassware for the opening
- Staff the exhibition on a daily basis
- Manage and process sales
- Assist with removing artworks
- Assist with arranging delivery of artwork
35% commission on all sales
Gallery hire is $220 per week with a minimum 3 week hire. There is a $100 bond refundable if there is no damage to the art gallery space.
Humble House is committed to making each exhibition as successful as possible. To promote the exhibition to a wide audience each exhibition is:
- Listed in Art Guide both in hard copy and online;
- Promoted through a media release for online and print promotion;
- Promoted to Humble House clients on their enewsletter;
- Actively promoted through social media; and
- Linked from Humble House website to your website and social media pages.
An optional Advertising package is available at an additional fee, please email for more information
So we can promote your art and make the exhibition a success you will need to provide:
- Artist Profile Photo – Next to your works or a quality image of you working in your studio, sized at 1MB – 3MB
- Artist Bio
- Current CV;
- Artist statement concerning the work to be exhibited – 1-2 Sentences concerning each artwork.
- High quality images of each artwork sized at 1MB – 3MB.
- One nominated Artwork Image for the use in Invitations, where there is a group exhibition, one image each. Up to three images for print promotion 3MB – 5MB.
- Description of each artwork including : Title Size Medium Artwork description/influence Year Created Price
- HHG ask that each image (between 1-3MB) is named in the following format:
Humble House will arrange and pay for design and printing of up to 250 invitations. Additional invitations can be printed at the artist’s cost.
Please note: Suitable high quality images of artworks in the exhibition to Humble House gallery is required for the promotion of the exhibition by Humble House gallery. In doing so you agree to grant Humble House gallery with a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive, worldwide licence to use, reproduce and adapt those images for promotional purposes only and to store those images for archival purposes. Copyright remains with the respective artist.
Two weeks prior to the exhibition Humble House will send out a media release and post on the Humble House social media sites. In addition, Humble House will submit the exhibition to the local What’s On features throughout Canberra.
One week prior to opening, electronic invitations will be sent to Humble House gallery’s mailing list. Additional promotional opportunities are continually being sought.
The gallery will take and publish photographs of your work in the exhibition for promotional purposes throughout the duration of the exhibition at the gallery.
Artworks will be available for purchase on the Humble House website in addition to purchase at the gallery.
Artists are responsible for designing and printing the exhibition catalogue at their cost. 100 printed catalogues of the exhibition are to be delivered to the gallery one week prior to the exhibition opening.
An electronic version is to be delivered to the exhibition manager 3 weeks prior to the opening to allow for preparation of the exhibition online and printing of labels.
Humble House gallery will provide artwork labels. The label will include the title of the work, artist name, size, media and price. Labels will match the catalogue.
You are responsible for curating and installing your exhibition. Gallery staff will be on hand to assist including hanging works.
Installations may be set up from the Wednesday prior to the opening, unless an alternative is made with the gallery manager.
Work Health and Safety
You must comply with the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. A copy is available at https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/View/a/2011-35/current/PDF/2011-35.PDF
Please discuss the details of anything that may cause harm to visitors in the gallery. Work that may cause physical injury or likely to offend needs to be approved by Humble House gallery. Suitable signage is the responsibility of the artist.
Artworks are hung by a hanging system or as discussed with Humble House gallery. If heavier fixings are required you will be liable for the cost of repair. You should discuss this with the gallery manager prior to hanging.
Humble House gallery reserves the right to request that some/all of the works be re-hung or removed should the overall presence detract from the image of the gallery as a professional exhibition space.
Attendance at the opening is strongly encouraged to meet and greet guests and clientele. If you are unable to attend the opening please advise the gallery as soon as possible to discuss.
You are responsible for organising and overseeing the opening reception. This includes inviting a speaker to open the exhibition if you choose to do so. You are welcome to open your own exhibition.
Your clients are your best followers and represent the best chances for sales. Consider whether to invite a select number to the opening or invite everyone on your mailing list. Be mindful to get RSVPs to manage the costs and numbers. Discuss numbers with the gallery manager along with parking for those less mobile.
Openings are on 2- 4pm Saturdays (official opening at 2.30pm). Other times can be discussed with the exhibition manager.
Gallery staff will be available to accompany you welcoming guests at the door and invite them to make their way to the exhibition.
Typically the Humble House exhibition manager will gather guests together and make a few remarks welcoming them to the gallery and the exhibition. They will then introduce the person opening the exhibition.
Alcohol is permitted but not cask wine. No sales of alcohol is permitted. You are responsible for purchasing beverages, we recommend red and white wine as well as bottled water. Humble House will supply glasses free of charge.
Humble House will provide canapés free of charge.
We also ask you to clean up at the end of the night. But we’ll be there to help.
You will need to actively promote the exhibition throughout the event. This includes listing it on your website and social media pages. Discuss with the Exhibition Manager if you know of other media outlets willing to promote the exhibition.
You are responsible for the removal of all work at the end of the exhibition.
The exhibition is to be taken down after 4pm on the last Sunday or the following Wednesday of the exhibition closing dates.
The gallery will be inspected to ensure it is clean and undamaged prior to the deposit being refunded.
If damage has occurred to the gallery walls it is the artist’s responsibility to address the damages, at the artist’s expense. Once the damage has been remedied, the bond will be refunded.
If artwork is not collected within 6 weeks, it will become the property of Humble House gallery to donate to charity at the gallery’s discretion.
Humble House gallery staff will look after your exhibition after the opening. We will meet and greet customers, show them the exhibition and provide information about the art. You are also very welcome to sit at your exhibition.
Tea and coffee is complimentary.
Insurance and liability
Humble House gallery has Public Liability Insurance. All other insurance is your responsibility, including works in transit and other artwork insurance.
Humble House gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any works, art or property which you bring onto the premises during the installation, exhibition or deinstallation period.
Humble House gallery is not responsible for expenses incurred by the exhibitor, any claims made against the exhibitor as a result of the exhibitor’s use of the gallery, or injury or damage caused by unsafe practices during installation or de-installation.
All sales transactions must be processed through the gallery with proceeds banked into the gallery’s business bank account. Artwork can be purchased using Visa, Mastercard, debit card, cheque or cash. Humble House does not accept Amex or Diners Card.
Deposits can be placed with the balance paid prior to the exhibition closing.
Online sales are processed through the website’s ecommerce facility.
All sold works are to be collected from the gallery on the last day of the exhibition or as arranged with the exhibition manager. No work (sold or unsold) may be left in the gallery after the exhibition closes, unless arranged with the exhibition manager.
Delivery of sold works and return of unsold works
The gallery will label sold work for collection by the collector or their agent. Humble House gallery will contact the collectors asking them to collect their purchase.
The gallery may, at its discretion deliver sold works. The fee would normally be paid by the collector. Humble House retains the full delivery fee.
Works sold at the gallery will be shipped at the collector’s cost unless otherwise arranged with the artist.
Unsold works will be returned to the artist in the same packaging as the works were delivered to the gallery at the artist’s cost.
Humble House gallery charges 35% on all sales during the exhibition.
The artist is responsible for ensuring that any exhibiting artist represented by a gallery, that is not Humble House gallery, has permission from that representing gallery to exhibit at Humble House gallery. Any share of commission due to the representing gallery and to Humble House gallery will be negotiated by the artist, Humble House gallery and the representing gallery.
Exhibition bond, fees and deposit
The gallery hire fees are as noted above with a minimum hire of 3 weeks. Shorter periods may be considered upon request, however, an additional administration fee of $50 per week will be charged.
Once you have been advised that your application to exhibit has been approved and a date for your exhibition has been set:
- You will need to pay a one week hire fee deposit within 14 days of advice about your exhibition booking.
- The balance of your exhibition hire plus a $100 refundable bond (refundable provided there is no damage to the gallery) is to be paid 7 days before your exhibition opening.
For example, if you have an exhibition period of three weeks a deposit of $220 will be required to secure your exhibition. The remaining $440 plus the $100 bond (total $550) is to be paid 7 days prior to the exhibition opening.
You will receive a receipt for each payment.
Humble House gallery will reconcile sales and pay you within 30 days from the date of cessation of the exhibition for the total amount collected less commission fees of 30%.
Artists who sell their artwork during the exhibition will receive a Tax Invoice / Receipt from Humble House gallery stating the exhibition, exhibition dates, title of artwork, sales price, commission price and the collectors name (for documentary purposes only). If permission has been granted by the collector for the artist to contact them directly, a contact email will also be provided.
Should you cancel your exhibition, you must notify Humble House gallery in writing.
Refunds of the gallery hire deposit payment will be subject to the following conditions:
A full refund will be provided if written advice of your cancellation is received more than 3 calendar months before the commencement of your exhibition.
A partial refund of 50% will be provided if written advice of your cancellation is received between 3 calendar months and 8 weeks before the commencement of your exhibition.
No refund will be provided for cancellations within 8 weeks of the commencement of your exhibition.