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The Hold Artspace


Artist-Run Initiative



Artist Co-ordinators: Kylie Spear and Luke Kidd

Artists including Madeleine Keinonen, Carol McGregor, Camille Serisier,



1 March 2013 – 2015 (circa)



274 Montague Road, West End, Brisbane



The Hold Artspace provided a platform for artists, curators and writers to enhance their practice. The gallery was located above the Art Shed art supplies outlet and consisted of three rooms that are were available for hire together or separately, for exhibitions, curatorial projects, film screenings, workshops, publications and live performances.


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DEADLINE : December 1st, 2013

The Hold Artspace consists of three rooms each available separately for hire, offering flexible exhibition options for artists to exhibit, document or develop their artwork. Our gallery spaces are ideal for solo or group exhibitions and can accommodate artist talks, artist/group residencies, workshops, screenings, performances as well as exhibition openings and other special events.

The exhibition fees cover a comprehensive range of curatorial services, which include:

  • Gallery Attendance Tuesday – Saturday
  • Curatorial assistance & exhibition hanging
  • Exhibition didactics and catalogue material
  • Design of promotional material
  • Promotion of exhibitions through electronic mail out and social media
  • Documentation of work
  • Documentation of openings and events
  • Inclusion in online exhibition archive
  • Hosting of exhibition openings and other special events (panel discussions, workshops, etc.)

Our galleries are leased on a weekly basis at the following rates:

Room One: $700 / week (11.25 m x 8.8 m)
Room Two: $300 / week (5 m x 3.2 m)
Room Three: $200 / week (3.8 m x 4 m )
Entire gallery: $1200/week

2014 Applications
We are now accepting applications for our 2014 exhibition program.

As a special offer, bookings of the entire gallery made before December 1st 2013 will receive a 10% discount on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week.

For example-

1 week: $1200
2 weeks: $2400 – $120 = $2280 ($1,140/week)
3 weeks: $3600 – $240 = $3360 ($1,120/week)
4 weeks: $4800 – $360 = $4440 ($1,110/week)

For more information please visit the website




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The folks at The Hold began planning at the beginning of 2013 and had their first show on the 1st of March, 2013. The gallery started as an opportunity for the organisers to remain active in the Brisbane art scene after our completion of our honours at QCA at the end of 2012.

Their ethos is hinged on critical artistic practice. They take what they do seriously and they look for artists who are equally serious about their artistic ambitions.

Luke Kidd says:

“Where do I start? ARIs play a very important role in the visual arts. Many ARIs work with a high level of experimentation; Witchmeat is a great example of this. ARIs are also a great way for emerging artists to transition from their ‘art school’ phase to becoming full-time artists. ARIs can help you get exposure to the public, they provide you with experience in exhibiting your artwork and provide a way for you to get feedback on your work. All of these things are important if you wish to have a long-term career in the visual arts.”