Lightbox Laneway

Here at the City of Vincent, we are incredibly passionate about public art and acknowledge the importance it holds within the community. Not only does it bring artists and a community together, it celebrates, recognises and promotes our rich cultural and social diversity through artistic expression.

If you head for a stroll down the laneway between St Michael’s Restaurant and Orno Interiors (near 483 Beautfort Street, Highgate), you’ll come across eight lightbox cabinets. We provide the opportunity for an artist to utilise these lightboxes to exhibit their works in for three months.

The aim of our Lightbox Laneway Gallery is to create a public exhibition space to showcase local artists and their talent, get artistic conversation flowing on the streets and help create an artistic atmosphere within our creative community. It helps provide opportunities for artists or a group of artists to showcase their concepts, creativity and artistic intentions in the public realm, or emerging curators to celebrate and feature young artists of their choice.

So if you’re a local artist, part of a group of artists or a curator, we encourage you to submit a Lightbox Laneway Gallery exhibition proposal. Successful applicants will receive a budget of $1,000 to go toward covering various costs and fees.

As an applicant, you’ll need to be able to envision, write about and install your exhibition, and apply with a complete concept supported by a visual mock up with examples of past works. Preference will be given to artists who are residents of the City of Vincent – it’s only fair after all!

Currently Exhibiting

Boorloo by Charmaine Cole  I  Exhibiting May - July 2018  I  NAIDOC week 

Boorloo (the city of Perth) was once a magnificent wetland that had many swamps and waterways. It was also a home for the Whadjuk people for 50,000 years and is known as Whadjuk Boodjar Moort Katajin, 'a place for learning'. It was a place to unite for corroborees, to trade and exchange, to practice religion and lores. A balance of happiness within the lores of the land was to be understanding towards others. It was vital to maintain a balance of harmony, as it was part of their survival. 

Charmaine Cole's exhibition explores the significance of Boorloo to the Whadjuk people. 


Next Round

We're calling for a LGBTQI+ artist to exhibit from October to December 2018, in celebration of Pride week. If you're a local artist, part of a group of artists or a curator, we encourage you to get in touch. The successful applicant will receive a budget of $1,000 to go toward covering various costs and fees.

Applications for the next round close 4pm, Friday 24th August.

Check out the forms below for more info, or to apply for the next exhibition round of Lightbox Laneway!

Expression of Interest - Full Criteria including dimensions

Application Form

More Information

Give our Arts and Activation Officer a call on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au 

View Current and Previous Exhibitions

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