Exhibiting at Sofitel Melbourne

Sofitel Melbourne

Exhibiting with Global Art Projects at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

The Exhibition Programme at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is managed by Global Art Projects, consultant curators to the hotel. The exhibitions of high quality contemporary art from around Australia and overseas are exhibited within the Lounge, Lobby and Atrium areas of the hotel. GAP also partners with leading Melbourne arts organisations such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Museum of Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Experimenta, and The Melbourne Art Fair to present joint exhibitions and projects.

If you are invited to exhibit you will be asked to sign an Agreement with GAP (on behalf of Sofitel Melbourne) outlining roles and responsibilities.

In general:

All costs and charges related to the delivery and collection of the artists work to/from Sofitel Melbourne will be the cost of the artist. This includes wrapping of unsold artwork when the exhibition concludes and delivery of sold works to purchasers.

Exhibitions are installed by Sofitel staff and overseen by the artist and GAP.

Artworks must be able to be displayed on the Sofitel's existing hanging system which requires 'D' hooks to be fixed to the rear frame or stretcher of all 2D artworks. Condition reports on each of the art works is to be produced by the artist and signed during the unpacking at the hotel to ensure the works are in good condition upon delivery.

Artists are responsible for the cost of design and printing of their invitations to the exhibition launch. GAP uses the services of a graphic designer whose work and style has been approved by Accor Hotels, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins and their marketing departments.

Information for the invitation will need to be provided by the artist to GAP no less than 4 weeks prior to the agreed opening date. We also require a high-resolution digital image no less than 1 MB and full caption which can be used by the Hotel for promotion and publicity.

Artists are asked to provide their own mailing list at least one month before the exhibition in Excel format.

The artist will need to provide GAP with no more than 200 words of text relating to themselves and their exhibition which will be used by Sofitel Melbourne to produce a room brochure and up loaded on to the hotel’s website.

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is responsible for:

• installation of the Works;
• publicity and promotion of the Exhibition in consultation with the Artist;
• insurance cover for the works for loss and damage while on hotel premises
• costs of mailing invitations to specified lists
• cost and organisation of opening function. (Additional functions or requirements above standard opening to be agreed and paid by Artist)
• acceptance of any monies for purchased works and liaison with purchasers regarding collection and freight of the works.

Important note: Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is a working hotel, and each of the exhibition spaces are located in public areas within the hotel. By signing the Agreement, the Artist accepts that the exhibition may be affected by other events within the hotel. In some cases, the exhibition may need to be temporarily de-installed, or may not be accessible, while other events in the hotel take place. Sofitel Melbourne On Collins and GAP will endeavour to advise the Artist of such instances, however this may not be possible at all times.

For all enquiries regarding exhibitions, please contact Global Art Projects:
0401 207 358 (international +61 401 207 358) or
Email: gap@gap.net.au