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

Visualising Poetics of Cloth by Eric C  I  Exhibiting May - July 2019  

The artwork explores the relationship the human body has to fabric, both physically and emotionally. The folds, creases and tactile memory is something between us, our clothes and blankets which we often take for granted. Using a relief print technique, there is a snapshot of fabric in motion evoking this shared sensation between body and fabric.  

Next Round

We're calling for artist submissions to display their work in the Lightbox Laneway for the August to October 2019 period. 

Applications for the next round close 5pm, Sunday 7th July.

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 

View Current and Previous Exhibitions

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